Outpatient care for the Inspire Sleep Therapy has been available at Firelands for some time, but now procedures for the unique implant can be performed right in Sandusky at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
For many people with obstructive sleep apnea, Inspire Sleep Therapy is a useful treatment. Inspire is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat sleep apnea without relying on a CPAP mask, hose or machine.
Inspire is a small device placed under the skin of the neck and chest through two small incisions during a same-day outpatient procedure. Until recently, patients needed to leave the area to get this procedure, but it can now be performed at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
“In our practice, we see many patients who have stopped using or are unable to tolerate CPAP,” said David Morris, MD. “Inspire Therapy represents a significant advance in sleep apnea treatment. It is clinically proven to reduce sleep apnea events, has high patient satisfaction and high therapy adherence. We are excited to offer this promising therapy to sleep apnea patients who struggle with CPAP.”
Any patient diagnosed with sleep apnea can self-refer to Dr. Morris, at Firelands Center for Sleep Disorders. He will perform a general physical examination, evaluate a patient’s sleep apnea, and determine whether they are a candidate for this procedure. Patients are then referred for surgical consultation with Benjamin Murcek, DO, or Paul Biedenbach, DO. A patient’s follow-up appointment will begin one week after the procedure.
Dr. Morris will also follow through a treatment plan after a device is implanted, and provide convenient outpatient visits in the Firelands Center for Sleep Disorders at 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.
For more information, or to contact Firelands Center for Sleep Disorders, visit firelands.com/sleep or call 419-557-7740.