Inspire | Alternative to CPAP

No mask. No hose. Just sleep.

Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the first and only FDA approved implantable device for treating OSA. 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.

Dr. Cilento is proud to be the first surgeon to offer this innovative, life changing technology to Spring, Houston and the Woodlands.

Dr. Cilento & Inspire on KPRC 2 Houston

Want to hear from on of our patients? Haley Hernandez, Health Reporter for KPRC Channel 2 Houston, came by our office to talk to talk to us about Inspire. Hear from Dr. Cilento and one of our patients about how Inspire is helping patients say goodbye to CPAP. Click the image below to watch the full story.

How it Works

Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. Dr. Cilento performs a simple outpatient procedure to implant the device. When you're ready for bed, click the remote and turn Inspire on. A gentile pulse opens your airway while you are asleep. This allows you to breathe normally.

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!

Am I a Candidate

To be a candidate for Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 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.

Inspire Consultation

You will meet with Dr. Ben Cilento in our Spring, Texas office for your consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Cilento will:

  • Review results from your sleep study (if you don't have a recent one, don't worry we offer in home sleep studies)
  • Review sleep apnea severity and history
  • Perform an examination of your airways
  • Evaluate your overall health

Inspire Procedure

Inspire is placed just under the skin of the neck and chest during a short outpatient procedure under general anesthesia.

We will guide you through any restrictions after the procedure. After healing for one month your Inspire is turned on. We work with you to make sure all settings are correct and that you feel comfortable using it.

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Have more questions? We're here to answer them.

Join us for a free online educational event on Inspire with Dr. Cilento and an inspire patient. We hold these free online educational events almost every month. You'll hear from Dr. Cilento and he is available to answer any questions you may have. Click the link below to see our current event schedule.

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.

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Inspire for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Costs

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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.