VOAT Procedure Testimonials

ENT Specialist
ENT Specialist
ENT Specialist


My name is Chuck. I was actually searching the US patent office to find patents related to sleep apnea because I suffer so badly. That’s when I saw Dr. Dillard’s patent application. I followed up from that and made an appointment

Horrible. I used a c-pap machine, without it I was holding my breath and not getting enough oxygen.

Exhausted all the time.

I was just lucky to find Dr. Dillard’s patent application, so I jumped on it.

Didn’t know it was available.

I’m sleeping much better, no apnea on my spine or my stomach, almost free of it on my back.


My name is Rose. I woke up one morning, wasn’t. I have a C-PAP machine, I woke up, I was sitting on the side of the bed and I heard something on the television. It said something about “If you have a problem with sleep apnea, you might want to try this” So I wrote the telephone number down and I called the next day. Well no, I went online. Then I called and inquired about it. I made an appointment, came in to talk to the doctors. I was very impressed after talking with them.

I really don’t like that c-pap machine. It dries you out. It tends to wake me up, so I didn’t sleep good. I’d wake up 2-3 times a night. But I can tell the very first time I had the first procedure done, the difference. I could sleep a little bit better, and with the second one it was even better. So I can tell it has helped tremendously.

If you sleep good, your body feels better. So I can do more things, I don’t feel tired and sluggish. Before I felt like an old lady, now I feel like a mellow(?young maybe?) person.

Like I said I don’t like that machine that I have to put on at night. So I said if I can find a way. I haven’t had it that long, only 2-3 years. So if I could get rid of it, that’s what I wanna do. As I’ve said I’ve been quite impressed with Dr. Dillard and this procedure.

Because I didn’t know.

I feel better. I feel better. Which means that I can do better when it comes to my overall day-to-day activities.

Freedom from CPAP: The VOAT Procedure

“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea approximately two years ago. I was falling asleep in the afternoon I didn’t have any energy at all. I’ve had two heart attacks, I’ve developed diabetes, I developed GERD, I developed depression, and all of these things are improving with the procedures that Dr. Dillard has done. The RFA procedure has been a great procedure for me. Originally my throat was collapsing 57 times per hour and now its down to 19.

My diabetes is getting better, I’m not depressed anymore, I don’t sleep in the afternoon, I don’t have a need to sleep, and I have plenty of energy. Dr. Dillard has done an excellent job on my health. I strongly recommend anyone to go and see him. Personally, I think he saved my life.”

Energy Restored: VOAT & Balloon Sinuplasty

“I know that I’ve had a sleep apnea issue for at least five, six, years. Was on the CPAP machine. I found it to be helpful, very helpful, but cumbersome. I would sit down to watch television and my wife would say I’ve fallen asleep for an hour or two hours, and sometimes even four hours of sleep. I just did not have the energy level that I normally was used to.

After a while, the use of the CPAP Machine, things got a little better but not as great as they have been since I got the tongue ablation. The tongue ablation procedure really brought me on home. My breathing during the day is much improved, my wife said I don’t snore anymore, she’s able to sleep, and when I wake up I’m glad to wake up. I’m refreshed, I’m energetic, and I’m enthusiastic throughout the day.

I had sinuplasty and one part of the tongue ablation procedure done at the same time. The next morning I woke up and had a little swelling and by twelve o’clock the pain was gone, the swelling was gone on the back of the tongue, and that afternoon I was feeling considerably better. The next morning I had no use for the pain pill because I had no pain. It is just an amazing procedure, I highly recommend it. There's just no need for the CPAP machine anymore, for me there's no need, I’m just happy that I did it.

The staff is caring, their prompt, courteous, and their follow through is excellent. Dr. Dillard has perhaps the best bedside manners of any physician that I have had experience with. And I’ve had experience with quite a number. The care is obvious. Its not just about the procedure itself, its also about how you’re doing with recovery. I highly recommend this group of professional staff that he has as well as Dr. Dillard. I highly recommend it.”

The Gift of Sleep: VOAT

“I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea since I’ve been 30 years old. Some of the experiences I’ve been having is, feeling tired all of the time and driving up to a red light and falling asleep. People would blow their horn and I would wake up and not know whats going on. My family, I’d tend to get very snappy. Its been real stressful for them, its been real stressful for me, and for them having to worry about me making it home safely. I’ve gotten depression from sleep apnea. I’d wake up in the morning and not want to do anything except sit down and give up.

My wife had contacted the fish and wrote them a Christmas wish letter to explain my situation. One day, on my way home from work, I was calling my wife and she told me that the fish had called. When I called them back it was the fish and Dr. Dillard. They explained that Dr. Dillard answered the Christmas wish for me. Explained to me his situation, that he also uses a CPAP machine, that he also understood what I was going through, and wanted to help me out / correct my issue.

I’ve been on the CPAP for three days. The very first day, the results were great. Immediately throughout the day I could tell that I didn’t have the urge to fall asleep. The biggest test was coming home in the car with no radio; I didn’t have the urge to fall asleep at a red light anymore.

Dr. Dillard was very nice when we first met. I actually wasn’t even sure what to do. When I first released he was granting my wish, I teared up at home. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when I showed up here. Dr. Dillard has been really great. I really appreciate everything he’s done for me. I couldn’t put in words how I feel. Its a blessing that he’s come forward and offered to do this for me, and it really tells me a lot about someone when they do something like that.”

Feeling Better

“I actually just stayed tired all the time. You wake up during the night. You just don’t get a sound sleep. You come to the doctor and he starts treating you, you’ll notice the difference. I got a heart condition, I got high blood pressure, diabetes, acid reflux at night..they call it GERD I guess, and he’s treating that real good too.

The staff here is great. They’re friendly, and when you come in for the procedure they sit down and talk to you to get you calm. Dr. Dillard come in the Anesthesiologist puts you to sleep. And when you wake up, you don’t feel nothing. No pain no nothing. Its like nothing ever happened, but you feel better.

I would recommend Dr. Dillard to my friends and my family. He will treat you with the best technology they got now. And he done stuff on me that I ain’t never heard of, but it works. And thats what it's all about, just getting to feeling better.”

Mike Craig

Mike Craig and one of my employees.

Pretty restless.

Tired during the day. Trying to find time to catch a nap here and there. Wife not being able to stay in the room all night because of snoring.

Tired of being tired.

It just took me this long to be tired of being tired.

After the first procedure, I actually started dreaming again, so that tells me I am sleeping. I can’t remember having a dream since I was in my 30s. And I’m feeling rested during the day, so I’m very happy with it and looking to get some more done.

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