Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) is the only FDA-approved implantable treatment for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
You may be a good candidate for Inspire Therapy if you have moderate-to-severe OSA and are unable to use or get consistent benefits from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Dr. Scalzitti will evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airways to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.
Inspire® is a device implanted inside the body that works with a patient’s natural breathing process. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping the airway open during sleep.
Inspire® is implanted during a short, outpatient procedure. Most patients return home the same day and can resume non-strenuous activities within a few days or as directed by Dr. Scalzitti.
The Inspire® system consists of a breathing sensor lead and a stimulation lead, powered by a small battery. The therapy is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote which allows the patient to turn the device on before bed and off when they wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.
If you are interested in Inspire® sleep apnea treatment and would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Scalzitti, call North Dallas ENT at (214) 382-5100 to schedule an appointment.