Sleep apnea is bad. It is a simple, almost trite, statement, but it is completely true. It occurs when the airway becomes completely blocked during sleep. Breathing stops completely, sometimes for several seconds…and it can happen several times an hour. At The Snoring Center’s Houston treatment center, our board certified physicians treat patients with a variety of snoring problems, including sleep apnea.
Currently, Constant Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is the preferred treatment for sleep apnea. However, many patients find it impossible to sleep with a mask or they are annoyed by the noise of the CPAP machine.
That is why thousands who suffer from sleep apnea have turned to The Snoring Center’s Pillar® Procedure. In this minimally invasive procedure is minimally invasive, our board certified physicians insert tiny implants into the soft palate. These implants then stiffen the soft palate to reduce the vibration in the back of the throat that often causes snoring. The procedure is safe and simple and in many cases it can provide significant relief to people who suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The Snoring Center’s board certified physicians can diagnose and treat patients on the same day. The process can be completed in less than an hour and our patients return to their normal activities immediately.
Of course, The Snoring Center utilizes several treatment options to treat snoring. All are minimally invasive and performed by our trained staff. Our list of treatments includes:
- The Pillar® Procedure
- Coblation Turbinate Reduction
- Palate Coblation
- Laser Tonsillectomy
- Home Sleep Study
- Oral Appliances
- Snoring Surgery
Our trained medical professionals can diagnose, consult and treat snoring problems in one day and usually in less than an hour. If allergies are keeping you awake or if you have any kind of snoring problem, stop The Snoring Center’s Houston office for a consultation.
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 Dallas, where he founded The Snoring Center.