Frequently Asked Questions

This page outlines some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Zelegent and the Elevoplasty® procedure. For questions not answered on this page, please Contact Us.

Elevoplasty® is now available in the United States. If your ENT physician does not yet offer Elevoplasty, encourage them to contact their local Cook Medical sales representative.  If you still have a problem finding a physician, feel free to Contact Us

The Snoring Intervention via Elevoplasty® in a Non-Surgical Clinical Environment (S.I.Le.N.C.E.) Study, sponsored by Zelegent, Inc. was an 8-center, 52-patient U.S. clinical study that demonstrated the Elevoplasty procedure could safely and effectively reduce snoring in some patients without sleep apnea.

The S.I.Le.N.C.E Clinical Study demonstrated that 30 days after the Elevoplasty procedure 3 out of 4 patients saw a reduction in snoring, and patients experienced significanty and prolonged improvement of sleep quality and daytime alertness.

More information regarding this study and the positive outcomes data can be found at our S.I.LE.N.C.E. Clinical Study page.

The Elevo® suture implant will usually fully resorb in tissue in six months.

Elevoplasty is an alternative for those patients seeking relief from snoring who are not interested in wearing an oral appliance at night and do not wish to undergo invasive, often hospital based, surgery. 

The S.I.Le.N.C.E Clinical Study demonstrated that 30 days after the Elevoplasty procedure 3 out of 4 patients saw a reduction in snoring, and patients experienced significanty and prolonged improvement of sleep quality and daytime alertness.

Elevoplasty™ is performed as an outpatient, in-office procedure, with no general anesthesia. Experience to-date indicates the procedure takes between 10 to 20 minutes.

No. The Elevoplasty™ procedure is a non-reimbursed procedure. In this respect, it should be thought of economically like an elective self-improvement procedure, such as cosmetic plastic surgery.