Inspire surgery for sleep apnea is the latest treatment for sleep apnea and an effective alternative to CPAP. Neurosurgery One now offers Inspire, the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatments that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea with just the click of a button. Inspire is an implanted device that works while you are asleep by sending mild, undetectable stimulation to keep your airways open.
If you are interested in Inspire, Neurosurgery One’s Inspire Clinic offers in-person or telehealth appointments (for Colorado residents) within 10 days, often sooner. At this 30-minute appointment, our nurse practitioner will evaluate your condition and answer your questions. If you are a candidate for Inspire, she will schedule any needed tests and appointments, as well as your Inspire procedure date.
Call 720-638-7500, Option 1, to schedule your appointment within the next 10 days at our Littleton or Lakewood offices or via telehealth (for Colorado patients). Or request an appointment online.
FAQs About Inspire Sleep Therapy
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Conditions Treated with Inspire
How does Inspire surgery for sleep apnea work?
Inspire surgery is the latest treatment for sleep apnea. It works while you’re asleep to keep your airways open, allowing you — and your partner — to get deep, quiet sleep.
Inspire is a small device that is placed in your upper chest through tiny incisions during a same-day, outpatient procedure. You come back 30 days later to have it programmed, and you’re done.
Each night, you simply click the small remote to turn Inspire on. Then, while you sleep peacefully, Inspire delivers mild, imperceptible stimulation to keep your airways open, allowing you to breathe normally and wake refreshed.
You turn off the Inspire stimulator when you wake up. That’s it. No mask, no hose, no loud breathing machine. Just sleep.
What are the benefits to Inspire sleep therapy?
There have been more than 90 peer-reviewed studies on Inspire therapy. Notable outcomes include:
Who can get Inspire sleep therapy?
If you have been diagnosed with moderate or severe sleep apnea, you might be a candidate for Inspire surgery if:
- You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
- You are not significantly obese
- You are at least 22 years old
How much does Inspire surgery cost?
While Inspire surgery is the latest treatment for sleep apnea, most U.S. insurance companies already cover the cost for patients who meet the eligibility requirements. Typically, patients can expect to pay any unmet deductible along with any copay or coinsurance fee for the Inspire outpatient surgery. Medicare also covers the cost of Inspire surgery for sleep apnea, but a different type of specialist may need to perform it. If you have Medicare coverage, we will work with you to make a referral to an appropriate specialist.
Learn More in This Video
Neurosurgery One’s Dr. Andrew Romeo provides Inspire surgery for sleep apnea. In this Facebook Live session, he talks about obstructive sleep apnea and how Inspire works.