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Inspire Therapy

A Significant Advance in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

We’re excited to be the premier sleep center in WI to offer this promising therapy to sleep apnea patients who struggle with CPAP.


Inspire Therapy – How It Works

Inspire therapy is the first implantable device for treating OSA. In contrast to CPAP, Inspire therapy works from inside the body and with a patient’s natural breathing process. The implantable system includes a small generator, a sensing lead and a stimulation lead.

 

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.

Is Inspire Therapy Right for You?

Inspire therapy is the first implantable device for treating OSA. In contrast to CPAP, Inspire therapy works from inside the body and with a patient’s natural breathing process. The implantable system includes a small generator, a sensing lead and a stimulation lead.

 

You may be a candidate for Inspire therapy if you:

  • Have Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Are Unable to Tolerate or Benefit from CPAP
  • Are Not Significantly Overweight
  • Are Over the Age of 22

The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our Inspire Therapy-trained physicians to evaluate your overall health status and perform an examination of your airway anatomy to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable alternative for you.

Patient Testimonial

Denise was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea over 20 years ago. She tried everything to treat her sleep apnea: various types of masks, oral appliances, and even surgery. Nothing worked, until she tried Inspire.

 


Meet Our Providers

Robert DeFatta

Robert J.DeFatta
M.D. PhD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Rima Abraham

Rima A. DeFatta
M.D.

Otolaryngologist

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