Palatal stiffening procedures utilize implants or injections placed into the soft palate in the back of the throat to tighten the source of snoring. Dr. Pasha has utilized numerous soft palate stiffening strategies including The Pillar Procedure, Elevoplasty, Injection Snoreplasty, and radiofrequency techniques. These applications are typically performed in the office and considered for those who snore without sleep apnea or mild sleep apnea.
In general, Dr. Pasha is extremely selective who may be candidates for these techniques. He has witnessed inappropriate applications of palatal stiffening procedures. These techniques are typically not covered by insurance and have had variable success especially in the long-term. Since Dr. Pasha has been practicing sleep medicine since 2001, he is better suited to determine legitimately if you may be a candidate.