Inspire : An Alternative to CPAP
Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the first implantable device for treating obstructive sleep apnea and alternative to CPAP. It works from inside the patient’s body with their natural breathing.
The patient turns on and operates the Inspire sleep apnea device via a handheld remote. The remote allows the device to deliver a mild stimulation to key airway muscles. This helps keep the airway open while they sleep.
Texas Sinus & Snoring is proud to be one of the first facilities to offer this innovative, life changing technology to Spring, Houston and the Woodlands.
Am I a Candidate for Inspire Sleep Therapy?
To be a candidate for Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the patient must fall under the following:
- You are over the age of 22.
- You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
- You are not significantly overweight.
- You are unable to benefit from or tolerate CPAP machines.
- You have concerns about sleep deprivation, lack of oxygen during sleep that may cause health risks.
If you are a candidate, you will meet with Dr. Ben Cilento in our Spring, Texas office. During your consultation, Dr. Cilento will:
- Review results from your sleep study
- Review sleep apnea severity and history
- Perform an examination of your airways
- Evaluate your overall health
Schedule a Consultation...
Think you might be a candidate for Inspire Sleep Apnea treatment? Or do you want to know more. You can call us at 346-413-9313 or fill out the form below and we'll reach out to you to set up an appointment!
Texas Sinus & Snoring and Inspire In The News
Hear from Dr. Cilento and one of our amazing patients about the success of Inspire. In February 2020, Haley Hernandez, Health Reporter for KPRC Channel 2 Houston came by our office to talk to us about how Inspire is helping patients say goodbye to CPAP. Click here to watch the full story.
Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Procedure
Inspire is placed just under the skin of the neck and chest during a short outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Following the procedure, patients may return to their regular diets and most daily living activities almost immediately.
Inspire Patient Reviews
Inspire sleep apnea has been clinically proven to help reduce sleep apnea events. From this procedure, patients have a high level of satisfaction and adhere to the therapy treatment. For many patients, it has been life changing.
Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Costs
Most insurance companies cover this procedure but some will only approve the therapy based on medical necessity. Patients can typically expect to pay the cost of any unmet deductible for the year, as well as any required copay/coinsurance fee for the procedure.
Our patient care coordinator will work with you to determine what costs will be covered by your insurance.