Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator (Inspire)

A Hypoglos­sal Nerve Stim­u­la­tor is an obstruc­tive sleep apnea treat­ment that works inside your body while you sleep. This small device is implant­ed dur­ing a same-day out­pa­tient pro­ce­dure by a Duly Oto­laryn­gol­o­gist (ENT) provider spe­cial­ized in Inspire. The stim­u­la­tor is oper­at­ed by a small remote, oper­at­ed by the patient, that allows the device to stim­u­late your air­way open while you sleep. The device is turned on at bed­time and turned off upon wak­ing by the patient. ENT will nav­i­gate the entire process from assess­ment of qual­i­fi­ca­tion to implant of the device. ENT will work close­ly with your Sleep Provider and Pul­monolo­gy to assess treat­ment effi­ca­cy through fol­low up vis­its and sleep stud­ies to fine tune the device.