Important Safety Information About the Pillar Procedure

The Pillar® Procedure is intended for use in stiffening the soft palate tissue, which may reduce the severity of snoring in some individuals (3-5 implants) and for the reduction of the incidence of airway obstructions in patients suffering from mild to moderate OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) (3 implants).

Since the Pillar Procedure does not involve removing or destroying tissue, the risk of complication is extremely low. There have been no reported major adverse events as a result of the Pillar Procedure. With more than 45,000 Pillar Procedures performed worldwide, the reported complication rate is less than 1%.

The most frequently reported minor complication is a partial extrusion of an implant. A partial extrusion occurs when the implant is placed too shallow or too deep, and the tip of the implant protrudes through the surface of the soft palate tissue. If a partial extrusion occurs, the doctor can remove the implant.

This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor or other Pillar Procedure specialist to determine if you are a candidate. This procedure must be performed by a qualified provider.

For a list of complications, click here.

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