Pillar procedure


The Pillar Procedure is the first system approved by the US Food and Drug Agency to treat snoring and mild apnea symptoms. Over 30,000 patients across the world have already undergone the procedure. The technique is effective and minimally invasive.


  • Snoring.
  • Mild sleep apnea.

Before the procedure:

  • Before the procedure you should have the following blood tests done: full blood count, INR, APTT and blood type with immune antibodies (not earlier than 2 weeks before the procedure).
  • If you have other medical conditions, please consult your attending doctors and bring a certificate that there are no contraindications to the surgical procedure.
  • If you are on anticoagulant treatment, you should switch to subcutaneous injections for 7 days before the procedure and 10 days after the procedure.
  • Consult with the operating doctor whether to take any medications on the day of the procedure.
  • You should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.


  • The procedure takes place under local anaesthesia.
  • During the procedure implants are introduced into the soft palate.
  • The procedure lasts for about 20 minutes.

After the procedure:

  • You can eat normal meals on the day of the procedure.
  • For 3 days rinse the mouth with Eludril.
  • You do not have to limit your daily activity.

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