Sleep Apnea Alternatives
March 14, 2023 10:30AM CDT
People in the Panhandle suffering from sleep apnea now have a new alternative: the Inspire Procedure.
Doctors at the Quail Creek Surgical Hospital say it may not be for everyone, but enough people have trouble tolerating a CPAP machine and this may be a viable alternative for them.
The patient not tolerating a CPAP uses a handheld remote to turn on the Inspire device at bedtime to set off a surgically implanted device that replaces the breathing mask.
The Inspire Procedure is a same-day surgery with over-the-counter medication for pain that Quail Creek Doctors say gives an alternative for those using a CPAP.