Inspire Therapy For Sleep Apnea

Dr. Cheng & Dr. Patel of Portland Head & Neck Surgical Associates are proud to offer Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, a new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea.  Unlike a CPAP which limits movement & comfort, Inspire works from inside the body with the patient’s natural breathing process. The result is a completely revolutionary approach to sleep therapy.

How Inspire Therapy Can Help Your Sleep Apnea

Inspire therapy is FDA approved and clinically proven to significantly reduce sleep apnea events and improve quality of life for the patient and their families.

The Inspire Therapy device is placed under the skin during a short surgical procedure, typically in an out-patient setting under general anesthesia. Recovery is short and patients can return to their regular diet and most activities immediately after the procedure.

An Inspire therapy-trained doctor will evaluate your overall health and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.

How Inspire Therapy Works

The Inspire system works completely inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea. While you are asleep, Inspire delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, a nerve that controls the movement of the tongue and other muscles in the airway. By stimulating the nerve, the tongue and other tissues move out of the airway so you can breathe during sleep.

Inspire therapy is controlled using the Inspire Sleep Remote. The Inspire Sleep Remote allows you to turn the therapy on and off, adjust stimulation strength, and pause stimulation during the night if needed.

A Patient Perspective

Those receiving the Inspire Sleep Therapy experience have reported significant reductions in sleep apnea events and significant improvements in sleep quality, quality of life and daytime wakefulness.

Contact the team of experts at Portland Oregon’s own Head & Neck Surgical Associates to find out if Inspire Sleep Therapy could be right for you.

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Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP. While you are sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, the airway remains open during sleep.

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