Treat Sleep Apnea without a Mask

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are not a candidate for CPAP therapy or have struggled with the device, you may consider discussing Inspire Therapy with your doctor.

An Alternate to CPAP Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Inspire is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea. It’s a small device placed during a same-day outpatient procedure.

How Inspire Works

Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to open during sleep. You simply turn Inspire on with a handheld remote before bed. Throughout the night, the device continually monitors your breathing patterns, issuing stimulation as needed. When you wake up, you use the remote to turn off the therapy. Additionally, you can use the remote to pause therapy during the night if needed and increase or decrease therapy settings.

The Procedure

If you are interested in Inspire therapy, you will have an initial drug-induced sleep endoscopy. This procedure allows our team to examine your airway to determine if Inspire is appropriate for you. After a surgical procedure is performed to implant the device, our team will work with you to configure your ideal stimulation level range.

Inspire Therapy Might Be Right for You

You may be a candidate for Inspire if:

  • You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • You are unable to use or get a consistent benefit from CPAP
  • You are not significantly obese
  • You are over the age of 18

Starting Treatment

Montefiore Einstein is the only institution that offers Inspire Therapy in New York City. You can begin treatment with us by obtaining a referral from your current physician or contacting us directly at 718-920-4646.

Our Team Leader

Marc J. Gibber, MD

Marc Gibber, MD, is Director, General/Comprehensive Otolaryngology and Associate Professor at Montefiore Einstein. His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus conditions, breathing disorders, ear conditions, swallowing or throat conditions, tonsillitis and general ear, nose and throat conditions.

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