S.I.LE.N.C.E. Clinical Study for Elevoplasty®

The S.I.LE.N.C.E. Clinical Study is a multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Snoring Intervention via Elevoplasty® in a Non-surgical Clinical Environment (S.I.LE.N.C.E.).

The principal investigator is Dr. Michael Friedman, Chairman of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Professor of Otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center, and Medical Director of ChicagoENT, a multi-physician private practice with locations in and around the greater Chicago, IL area.

Clinical Sites

The eight clinical sites to receive Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval to enroll patients are:

Clinical Center Location Began Enrolling Patients

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY

March 10, 2017


Chicago, IL

March 17, 2017

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

March 22, 2017


Orange, CA

May 4, 2017

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Boston, MA

June 2, 2017

Park Avenue Sinus & Sleep Center

New York, NY

July 14, 2017

University of Tennessee, Memphis

Memphis, TN

July 31, 2017

Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

Clinical Investigators

The investigators in the S.I.LE.N.C.E. Clinical Study include both academic institutions and private practitioners, among them some of the foremost thought leaders in sleep disorder treatments and international lecturers on sleep surgery in the field of otolaryngology:

Michael Friedman, MD, FACS, Principal Investigator

Chairman of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Professor of Otolaryngology, Rush University Medical Center

M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSCR

Chief of Otolaryngology, University of Tennessee, Memphis
Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials of implantable devices for snoring and OSA

Peter J. Catalano, MD, FACS, FARS

Chief of Otolaryngology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center / Tufts University School of Medicine

Faramarz A. Shabdiz, MD, FACS

St. Joseph Hospital, La Veta Surgical Center and Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Ted A. Meyer, MD, PhD

Director of Cochlear Implant Center, Medical University of South Carolina

David H. Hiltzik, MD

Staten Island University Hospital

Jeffrey Ahn, MD

Park Avenue Sinus & Sleep Center

Norman Ge, MD

Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center

Learn more about the S.I.LE.N.C.E. Clinical Investigators

Clinical Study Timeline

The study completed enrolling patients on September 2017, and the final follow-up data point was collected in April 2018. In total, 52 patients were treated with the Elevoplasty® procedure in the trial. They and their bed partners completed their six month study follow-up.

The results of this pivotal, multi-center trial supported a regulatory submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2018. The FDA issued a 510(k) clearance for the Elevo kit in December 2018.

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