Sleep Apnea Alternatives

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.

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