What is Inspire?
Inspire is a small, electronic device that keeps the airway open with a gentle pulse as you sleep. The system is surgically implanted inside the body during an outpatient surgery. Inspire is an FDA-approved treatment that addresses the root cause of moderate to severe sleep apnea. It's an advantageous alternative to CPAP because it doesn't require a mask, hose, or oral appliance. To learn more about this innovative therapy, contact Cross Timbers ENT in Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield, TX.
"The staff is always friendly, smiling and providing a most professional approach to all they do. Dr. Shellenberger was great. I had the Inspire device implanted and all is going very well. Happy to be done with CPAP machine Would highly recommend this team to anyone"- D.G. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"The staff is always friendly, smiling and providing a most professional approach to all they do. Dr. Shellenberger was great. I had the Inspire device implanted and all is going very well. Happy to be done with CPAP machine Would highly recommend this team to anyone"- D.G. / Google / Oct 19, 2021
"Friendly staff and comfortable waiting room. Doctors assistant very professional as well. Dr. Shellenberger is really easy to talk to and is a great listener as well. I believe l am a candidate for the inspire implant and he told me everything that I would need to do to mak e that happen. From what I’ve seen on my first visit, I feel confident in this team."- D.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2022
How does Inspire work?
Inspire consists of three parts: a stimulation lead, generator, and breathing sensor lead. On the day of your surgery, two incisions will be created in the neck and upper chest to insert the Inspire implant inside the body. As you sleep, the system will monitor your breathing patterns and deliver mild stimulation to control key muscles that affect airflow. The goal is to keep the passageways clear and open to enable smooth, steady breathing. The device is controlled with an external remote that is turned on just before bedtime, enabling peaceful sleep.
Premier Sleep Solutions
Inspire is the latest sleep apnea treatment on the market and offers a bright alternative to traditional solutions. With Inspire, patients recorded a 79% reduction in sleep apnea events, and 90% of sleep partners reported no snoring. To discover if Inspire is right for you, call Cross Timbers ENT in Mansfield, Midlothian, or Arlington, TX.