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Health Benefits of Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is a common condition, affecting approximately 20% of the adult population.  The most common symptoms are snoring, gasping for air while sleeping, and daytime lethargy.  The health risks of untreated OSA are caused by the recurrent decrease in blood oxygen levels which strains the heart.  Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased …

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New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

The Inspire implant is a new treatment available for patients with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea, who are unable to tolerate treatment with CPAP.  The Inspire implant is a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure.  At bedtime, you activate a remote to turn the device on to open your airway while sleeping. The Inspire …

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Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) is a common disorder, affecting 24% of men and 9% of women between the age of 30 and 60.  Snoring, gasping and daytime sleepiness are symptoms of OSA.  OSA is caused by repeated upper airway collapse and obstruction during sleep.  The complications associated with OSA are due to recurrent lowering of blood …

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