Introducing Inspire® Therapy

West Coast Ear, Nose and Throat is now certified to offer Inspire therapy.  Inspire therapy is a new clinically proven treatment option approved by the FDA, for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Dr. Weeks and his staff are equipped to counsel and help you determine if you would be a good candidate for this treatment option.

Inspire therapy is specifically designed for people with moderate to severe OSA who are unable to use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

Among its many advantages, Inspire therapy is fully implanted, does not require a mask or oral appliance, works with your body's natural anatomy, and is simple and easy to use.  Contact the office for more details.

Inspire therapy is a promising new clinically proven, treatment option approved by the FDA:

  • Clinically proven to reduce sleep apnea events and improve quality of life and daytime functioning
  • Fully implanted; does not require a mask or oral appliance
  • Designed to work with your body's natural anatomy and breathing processes
  • Simple and easy to use.

Inspire® therapy is perfect for people unable to use CPAP

While CPAP and oral appliances work from "the outside in" during sleep to prevent your tongue and other soft tissues from relaxing and obstructing your airway, Inspire® therapy works from "the inside out."

Inspire® therapy is a small, fully implanted system that continuously monitors your breathing patterns during sleep.  Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open.

The Inspire® system consists of three fully implanted components: a small generator, breathing sensor lead, and stimulation lead, all controlled by the small handheld Inspire® sleep remote.