If you have recently been diagnosed as having sleep apnea, your choice for help may seem limited to the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy mask. You may have complaints about the CPAP mask, just like many of our clients. They report CPAP issues like:
- Wrong size
- Lack of comfort
- Inability to sleep with the mask on
- Reaction to the plastic
- Not tolerating forced air
- Feeling claustrophobic
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition and requires intervention to prevent the continued degradation of health. In serious cases, the obstructed breathing may stop for more than ten seconds and occur several times in an hour. Physicians at The Snoring Center’s Austin office treat patients suffering from sleep apnea through a variety of minimally invasive, office-based procedures. The most common procedure associated with sleep apnea is The Pillar® Procedure.
The Pillar® Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure in which tiny implants are inserted into the soft palate. These implants stiffen the tissue on the roof of the mouth, reducing the vibration in the airway that causes snoring. The procedure is quick and painless. The only side effect may be throat irritation that lasts just a few hours.
The Pillar® Procedure is just one of the medically advanced treatments we utilize at The Snoring Center. The other proven treatments we utilize include:
- Coblation Turbinate Reduction
- Palate Coblation
- Laser Tonsillectomy
- Oral Appliances
- Snoring Surgery
At The Snoring Center’s Austin office, we tackle snoring problems head-on. We aim to provide long-term relief to our patients. Not only do our patients feel better thanks to healthy, refreshing sleep, but they also see an improvement in their overall lifestyle.
Snoring is a problem. Sleep apnea is a very serious problem. If you suffer from problem snoring, we encourage you to speak to your primary physician or call us at our Austin office. The Snoring Center could have you sleeping better as early as tonight.
Dr. Schwimmer is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon). A 1991 graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his otolaryngology training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, studying under some of the leading clinicians and scientists in the field of snoring and sleep apnea. He has co-authored numerous articles on the subject, including pioneering work on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux.
After six years of residency training, he practiced in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a member of the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins University and actively involved in training otolaryngology residents. Since 2001, he has practiced in Texas, where he founded The Snoring Center.