Announcing the expansion to Calabasas, the Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center offers Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation implants for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Inspire therapy involves implanting a user-controllable subcutaneous nerve stimulation device that keeps the airway clear.
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The recent expansion reflects the growing demand for effective OSA treatments that do not involve cumbersome breathing assistance devices. Inspire therapy is especially effective for those who struggle to use CPAP machines. The Inspire system is implanted inside the body and works with the natural breathing process.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from OSA, which occurs when the throat muscles collapse during sleep, resulting in a decrease or stoppage of airflow. This can disrupt sleep, lower blood oxygen levels, cause fatigue, and impair cognitive function. Inspire therapy is an upper airway stimulation treatment designed to open the airway during sleep and mitigate the symptoms of OSA. Inspire is recommended for moderate to severe cases of OSA who are not significantly overweight and are 18 years or older.
During an outpatient procedure, suitable candidates have a monitoring device implanted in the chest and a nerve stimulator implanted under the chin. The two components monitor breathing and stimulate the hypoglossal nerve that controls tongue movement. This stimulation forces the tongue to the front of the mouth, clearing the airway. The device only functions when turned on by an accompanying handheld remote, which regulates stimulation strength.
Inspire therapy is safe, FDA-approved, and clinically proven to reduce OSA symptoms.
Founded by sleep medicine pioneer, Ronald A. Popper, in 1984, The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center is one of America’s leading facilities for the treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Popper is the center’s Medical Director and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Popper said: “We’ve seen a higher level of patient satisfaction with Inspire and we’re excited to offer this new therapy to patients who struggle with CPAP.”
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Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center
317 S. Moorpark Road
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