obstructive sleep apnea

Inspire Implant Simplified

The Inspire Implant, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, was FDA approved in 2014 for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea for patients unable to tolerate treatment with CPAP.  The implant was placed utilizing three incisions, one below the jaw for placement of the nerve stimulator, one in between the ribs for placement of the […]

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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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