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Sleep Apnea

St. Mary’s Hospital is the first hospital in Tucson to provide the Inspire Therapy, a breakthrough treatment option to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This therapy is considered one of the top medical innovations of the year. Unlike CPAP, this treatment works from inside the body with the patient’s natural breathing process.

Inspire Therapy Can Help

Inspire therapy is FDA approved and clinically proven to significantly reduce sleep apnea events and improve the quality of life for patients and their families

Our specialists can evaluate your health and perform an examination of your airway to determine if this therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.

How Inspire Therapy Works

Diagram of implant

This treatment works completely inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea. When you are asleep, the implant provides a mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, a nerve that controls the movement of the tongue and other muscles in the airway. By stimulating the nerve, the tongue and other tissues move out of the airway so that you can breathe during sleep.

Is Inspire Therapy Right For You?

You may be a candidate for this breakthrough technology if you:

  • Have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • Are unable to tolerate or benefit from CPAP
  • Are not significantly overweight
  • Are over the age of 22

The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists to determine if this therapy is an option for you. Call 833-276-1963 to find an Inspire specialist today.


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