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Pillar Procedure

For Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Related Products for Sleep Disorders

We offer a variety of surgical solutions for sleep disorders that can be used in conjunction with the Pillar Procedure, a minimally invasive treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.


AIRvance System for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

AIRvance System for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The AIRvance™ Bone Screw System enables surgical treatment of tongue- and hyoid-based obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep disorders affect approximately 70 million Americans1,2 and have a significant impact on an individual’s health and quality of life,1,3-6 as well as his or her bed partner.7

For treating obstructive sleep apnea, there are two surgical procedures that may be performed with the AIRvance System: tongue suspension and hyoid suspension. The tongue suspension procedure can be done with or without the adjunct hyoid suspension procedure. Advantages of the AIRvance procedures include:

  • Quick (about 30 minutes for each procedure)
  • Low technical complexity
  • Effective8
  • Reversible

Learn more about the AIRvance System for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

*As of August 2011 the Repose® brand was changed to AIRvance.



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Thomas A, Chavoya M, Terris D. Preliminary findings from a prospective, randomized trial of two tongue-base surgeries for sleep-disordered breathing. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;129(5):539-546.