Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure where tissue is removed using the heat generated from the high frequency alternating current to treat a medical disorder. The current is produced by a radio wave and is used to heat a small area of nerve tissue to decrease pain signals from that area. This technology has been around for ten years and is frequently used to remove tumors, fix heart problems, and treat varicose veins.
New Sleep Apnea Procedure
Building upon the principals of RFA, Dr. Dillard has established his own newly patented procedure known as VOAT. The procedure involves warming the tongue tissues to denature its proteins. The denaturing leads to scarring which not only helps to reduce tissue volume, but also pulls tissue away from the airway. Effectively allowing you to breathe better while sleeping.
With the AAOC’s patent pending VOAT™ procedure, 80% of Dr. Dillard’s patients see an improvement in their condition. In addition, the minimally invasive procedure can take as little as 30 seconds with some slight sedation. Most patients are back to work the next day.
Just another example of how we are pushing the envelope to better take care of you.