Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center

You Deserve a Breath of Fresh Air®

Your Choice for Advanced Sinus & Sleep Care

Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium
6770 Mayfield Rd, Suite 425
Cleveland, OH 44124

800-24-SINUS (247-4687)

The Pillar® Procedure

An effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring

In addition to interrupted sleep and daytime fatigue, sleep apnea can lead to major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Disruptive snoring also can contribute to conflict and stress for both sleep partners.

The Pillar® Procedure is:

  • Less invasive and less painful than other surgical procedures
  • Completed in a single, short office visit
  • FDA-approved and clinically proven, with results comparable to more aggressive surgical procedures

Most patients report a noticeable, lasting reduction in sleep apnea and snoring. In those clinical studies with extended follow up, sleep apnea was reduced in up to 81% of the patients; for patients suffering from disruptive snoring, bed partner satisfaction was as high as 100%. Patients also experienced less daytime sleepiness.

How the Pillar® Procedure worksPillar Procedure

The Pillar® Procedure addresses one cause of sleep apnea and snoring: the soft palate. During the Pillar® Procedure, three tiny woven implants are placed in the soft palate to help reduce the vibration that causes snoring and the ability of the soft palate to obstruct the airway. Once in place, the implants add structural support to the soft palate. Over time, the body's natural tissue response to the implants increases the structural integrity of the soft palate.

Pillar® implants are made of material used in implantable medical devices for more than 50 years. They are designed to be invisible and should not be felt or interfere with swallowing or speech. Many patients resume normal diet and activities the same day.

Frustrated with CPAP and other surgical options?

Howard L. Levine MD is an expert in snoring and sleep apnea. If you've been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), or are frustrated with CPAP treatment, ask Dr. Levine about the Pillar® Procedure. Success with the Pillar® Procedure can be influenced by tongue position, tonsil size, body mass and other factors. Dr. Levine can give you more information and determine whether the Pillar® Procedure is right for you.


Learn About Howard L. Levine MD

Dr. Howard LevineHoward L. Levine MD is one of the pioneers in the development of advanced nasal endoscopic diagnostic techniques, functional endoscopic sinus surgery and advanced applications of radiofrequency energy for nasal and sinus disease. Listed in The Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cleveland, Dr. Levine is world-renowned as an expert in nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Levine, is a past national president of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS), the world’s largest organization in nasal and sinus disorders.


Advanced Treatments

Sinus Advanced TreatmentsThe cornerstone of Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center is our connection to the “latest and greatest” technology that provides to our patients the best outcomes with the least trauma. Howard L. Levine MD is and has been a consultant and primary investigator for several ear, nose and throat medical device companies.


Nose News is Good News®!

Nose News

Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center has a new location!

Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 425
Cleveland, Ohio 44124.
Telephone: 440-684-9980.

Telephone: 800-24-SINUS.

Fax: 440-449-9279.

This new facility within the Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium, has adjacent free parking, valet parking, access from a major interstate highway, affordable accessible hotels and motels and nearby shopping centers