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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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