Kettering Sleep Center Offers Treatment Alternative to CPAP Machine
Story by Kettering Adventist HealthCare Staff
Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Sleep Center at the Kettering Medical Center (Ohio) is offering a new treatment for people with obstructive sleep apnea who don’t tolerate or benefit from CPAP therapy.
Inspire is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment. It’s a device that’s implanted under the skin of the neck and chest during an outpatient procedure. The device is controlled by a small, handheld remote. While you sleep, Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open–without a mask, hose, or machine.
“We are excited to be the first in the Dayton area to offer the Inspire sleep apnea system,” says Kevin Carter, DO, medical director of the Sleep Center at Kettering Medical Center. “About 30 percent of patients who try CPAP therapy stop using the device for various reasons. Inspire can give patients hope and another chance to effectively treat their sleep-related breathing disorder.”