Suffering From Sleep Apnea? Meet Inspire
Inspire works inside the body with a patient’s natural breathing process to treat sleep apnea. Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to open during sleep. The patient uses a small handheld remote to turn Inspire on before bed and off when they wake up. No mask, no hose, just sleep.
Inspire is controlled by the patient using the small, handheld Inspire Sleep Remote. The Inspire Sleep Remote is used to turn Inspire on before bed and off in the morning. Additionally, the patient can pause therapy during the night if needed and increase/decrease therapy settings.
Inspire therapy was FDA-approved in 2014 and, as of August 2019, is used by over 5,000 people worldwide.
Inspire is for people who:
- Have been diagnosed with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, specifically an Apnea-Hypopnea Index (i.e. the number of times they stop breathing each hour) between 15 and 65
- Are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
- Are not significantly overweight
- Are over age 22
No mask. No hose. Just sleep.
The Inspire Procedure:
The Inspire system is made of a small battery and 2 small wires. Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest through three small incisions during an outpatient procedure. Most patients return home the same day and return to non-strenuous activities within a few days. Over-the-counter pain medicine is typically used for a few days after the procedure for pain management.
How It Works
Dr. Derrick Gale
Dr. Gale is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery as well as fellowship trained in Sleep Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
He provides comprehensive surgical management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea including the entire scope of facial and airway reconstruction.
If you are interested in learning more, please call 801.328.2522 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gale.
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