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The Surgical Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Soft palate implants

This is otherwise known as the Pillar Procedure. It is a minimally invasive surgery that can be done under the local anesthesia and is useful in the mild or moderate cases of apnea, significantly decreasing snoring. It involves the insertion of polyester rods into the soft palate, which initiates the local inflammatory reaction, scarring, and thus stiffening the soft palate.