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INSPIRE Sleep Apnea Treatment Miami

How Does Inspire Therapy Work?

This innovative system works with your natural body processes by delivering mild stimulation to a specific nerve, called the “hypoglossal nerve.” This nerve has the function of controlling tongue and muscle motion in the airways of the body. The mild stimulation delivered by the Inspire device to that nerve leads to healthy night breathing.

You might be a candidate for Inspire therapy if:

  • You have moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
  • You are not significantly overweight
  • You are over the age of 22

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

About Inspire Surgery

The surgery is minor and is performed on an outpatient basis. The Inspire system is placed beneath the skin of the neck and chest and involves only three very small incisions. As the incisions are small, recovery time is typically very short. It is normal to experience pain and swelling for a few days, which is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. In only a few days patients can resume normal activities, and full recovery is expected within one or two weeks, based upon the rate of healing of the individual.

What Does Inspire Therapy Feel Like?

Inspire therapy nerve stimulation is not uncomfortable. Patients report a mild tingling sensation, or a mild contraction of the tongue. The level of stimulation is adjustable and will be customized to suit you and your response to the treatment. The stimulation provided by the system is controlled with a remote and can be turned on and off as needed. The treatment involves simply activating the device before sleep and then turn it off when you awaken.

Will my Health Insurance Pay for Inspire?

The first step in determining if your insurance will pay for this treatment is to meet with you and evaluate your condition. If you have tried other treatments without success, your health insurance may pay for some or all the procedure, depending upon your plan. We help our patients get insurance questions answered, and we can work with you to seek approval from your provider for this advanced treatment.

Health Risks and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been identified as a possible precursor to very serious health conditions, including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, or memory loss. Treating the condition quickly and correctly can go a long way in protecting your health. At South Florida ENT Associates, our team of board-certified ear, nose and throat specialists are happy to discuss this innovative treatment with you in an initial consultation to evaluate your case of sleep apnea.

Providers of Inspire

8940 N. Kendall Drive, #504E, Miami, FL 33176
Phone: 305-595-6200
Fax: 305-598-4071

9915 NW 41st Street, #220, Doral, FL 33178
Phone: 305-477-1133
Fax: 305-821-2389

925 NE30th Terrace, #214, Homestead, FL 33030
Phone: 305-245-5881
Fax: 305-245-2723

6705 Red Road, Suite #706, Coral Gables, FL 33143
Phone: 305-666-0203
Fax: 305-666-0015

500 University Blvd. Suite 208 Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561-624-5311
Fax: 561-625-4624

3661 S. Miami Ave, #409, Miami, FL 33133
Phone: 305-854-5971
Fax: 305-858-6654

3800 Johnson Street, Suite A, Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-961-8153
Fax: 954-961-7159

6705 Red Road Suite # 706 Coral Gables, FL 33143
Phone: 305-666-0203
Fax: 305-666-0015

13101 S. Dixie Highway #310 Miami, FL 33156
Phone: 305-666-2722
Fax: 305-822-5860

4302 Alton Road, Suite #115, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: 305-667-4515
Fax: 305-822-5860

15955 SW 96th Street, Suite #303, Miami, FL 33196
Phone: 305-380-6773
Fax: 305-380-6569

500 N. Hiatus Road, Suite #101, Pembroke Pines, FL. 33026
Phone: 954-438-7171
Fax: 954-438-1411

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Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA™) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees, particularly among the recent concern and outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. We are continuing to respond to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Public Health from each state, which are closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19.

In-office Guidelines & Preventive Measures

Across our network, SFENTA™ is implementing safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our patients, employees, and visitors. These preventive measures include:

  • Informational flyers for posting on the outside door, patient waiting room (Click here for ES) and for call center and front office employees – all these should be placed in highly visible areas. If a patient advises the staff that they have traveled outside the country to an affected area or have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19, please follow protocol as mentioned in the call center and front office flyer.
  • Patients to be limited to bringing only one visitor with them into our offices.
  • Procedures will not be performed on patients known or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • SFENTA™ is also working with our referring providers to request they do not send patients known or suspected of having the COVID-19 virus to any of our offices.

Patient Guidelines Regarding the Coronavirus & Flu-like Symptoms

As a current patient, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (i.e., cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat), please call your care center location and ask to speak to a staff member who can guide you with more information and treatment suggestions.

We ask that you DO NOT come into the office for any pre-scheduled appointments if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

In addition, if you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms, but have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days, contact a member of our triage staff to determine whether you should come into one of our care centers.

It is our goal to keep all of our patients healthy , reduce the spread of infection, and to make sure you have accurate information. We will continue to keep this site updated as more information becomes available.

Guidelines for You and Your Family

  • There is still time to get a flu shot. This is strongly suggested, as the flu season is still here and the symptoms are very similar.
  • Make sure to wash your hands continuously for 20 seconds and keep hands away from your face; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick!
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Please note that the overall immediate health risk from the coronavirus is still considered low. People in areas where ongoing community spread of the virus has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low, risk of exposure.

However, healthcare workers caring for patients with the COVID-19 and others in close contact with infected persons are at a greater risk of exposure. Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are also at elevated risk of exposure.

The CDC believes the virus may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

Together, South Florida ENT Associates will continue monitoring and preparing to meet the current challenge in order to ensure our staff and patients receive the same quality of care they deserve. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees

Additional Information and Resources

The CDC believes the virus symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

For more information, visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Official Information on COVID-19