Inspire OSA Implant
There are two primary types of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA), and the Inspire Implant is designed to help patients suffering from OSA. You’re in good hands as Dr. Ruchir P. Patel, is the only sleep specialist in Phoenix who consults for the Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. used to treat OSA. Dr. Patel was also honored with the Inspire Physician Excellence award and became part of the prestigious Inspire Excellence Program in 2021. This award and membership are reserved for sleep specialists who provide the best outcomes for patients treated with the Inspire implant for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The recognition by Inspire is a unique honor awarded to just 19 centers around the world.
Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Inspire Implant Process
Sleep apnea must first be diagnosed by a sleep physician with primary treatment focused around CPAP therapy. For patients who failed to respond to CPAP or could not tolerate CPAP, they may qualify for an Inspire implant. The Insomnia and Sleep Institute would then refer the patient to an ENT (ear, nose, and throat surgeon) to review their candidacy for the Inspire implant from an airway anatomy perspective.
Following the implant procedure, the patient then returns to The Insomnia and Sleep Institute for implant management—including activating the implant—and for any additional, future care. After implantation of the device by ENT, we, as the sleep specialist, manage the overarching care of the Inspire implant.
Inspire Implant and Treating OSA
The Inspire system has been clinically proven to minimize sleep apnea events. It boasts a high patient satisfaction rating with an impressive therapy adherence history. The Inspire implant is an alternative for OSA patients who’ve struggled to find relief with a CPAP machine.
OSA is a serious medical condition and sleep disorder that can lead to poor quality of life and worsening comorbidities. Our goal is to make sure that patients receive the most effective treatment for their OSA while decreasing or preventing risks associated to untreated sleep apnea such as strokes, Alzheimer’s disease development or exacerbation, and heart attacks.
While CPAP therapy is the gold standard therapy for OSA, the Inspire implant can effectively treat 70-80% of patients with moderate to severe OSA.
Inspire is approved by the FDA to help control OSA from inside the body. As an implant, it treats the underlying cause of sleep apnea with a literal click of a button. Inspire is an implant that works only while you sleep. It is placed during a fast, simple outpatient procedure in a non-obstructive area just below the surface of your chest. When you’re ready to fall asleep, just click on the Inspire remote and it begins working.
Inspire helps keep the airway open while you sleep so you can breathe normally, stop snoring and choking, and get the peaceful sleep you deserve.
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Learn More About the Inspire Implant for OSA
The Inspire system is a revolutionary technology and approach to treating OSA. It is quick to turn on, is effective in the vast majority of cases, and is designed to help you achieve safer, better sleep for life. To find out if Inspire is right for your OSA, work with the Face of Sleep Medicine in Phoenix. Much more than a sleep lab, The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is the leading comprehensive sleep center in the region. Physician-owned and operated, all we do is sleep-centered medicine to help you achieve the best sleep possible.
There is another type of implant, the remedē System, that is an option for those with CSA.
Once the Inspire system is turned on, the implant monitors your breathing. Every time you take a breath, a gentle pulse is released that tells your body to move the tongue out of the way. This removes the obstruction that causes snoring, choking, and other symptoms of OSA.
The actual implant is designed to last a lifetime. However, it operates on a battery that lasts approximately ten to twelve years. Replacing the battery is a relatively fast and easy outpatient procedure.
Using a CPAP machine is a lifestyle change and even though there are many options for the mask it’s not for everyone. If you don’t like your CPAP machine, even though it helps with your sleep apnea, you will not qualify for the Inspire Implant. The implant is only for patients who do not respond to CPAP therapy. It has been reported that 96 percent of people say Inspire is better than the CPAP machine.
Snoring is not just indicative of poor airflow and sleep, but can also be bothersome to sleep partners. It has been reported that greater than 90 percent of people with the Inspire implant have partners who say there is no more snoring at night.