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Inspire?
Has anyone on this forum had the Inspire implant device? If so, how is it going? Anyone else looking at it?

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03-30-2016 09:32 AM
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RE: Inspire?
Are you looking at it, or are you promoting it? Somehow a device that gives 68% improvement to patients with OSA doesn't inspire my confidence in the device. A device that sends current through my tongue also doesn't excite me either.
03-30-2016 09:48 AM
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RE: Inspire?
(03-30-2016 09:32 AM)dunhamg Wrote:  Has anyone on this forum had the Inspire implant device? If so, how is it going? Anyone else looking at it?

Thanks,
Grady

Here is a link to a prior discussion on this:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Inspire-Stimulation-Therapy

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03-30-2016 09:57 AM
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RE: Inspire?
(03-30-2016 09:48 AM)GrammaBear Wrote:  Are you looking at it, or are you promoting it? Somehow a device that gives 68% improvement to patients with OSA doesn't inspire my confidence in the device. A device that sends current through my tongue also doesn't excite me either.

I was checking into it. Don't have any other connection to it. Just wondering what people here on the board thought of it.

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03-30-2016 11:14 AM
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RE: Inspire?
I spoke with a sleep otolaryngologist about it, he only recommends them for older patients that obstruct in the tongue region only. If you have soft palate obstructions as well and/or nasal congestion it's less effective, but you could get Inspire + other surgeries (such as expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty for the soft palate). You can get a drug induced sleep endoscopy done to find out where your obstruction(s) occur. The age part was mostly about young people usually not wanting an implant.

This is the surgeon I spoke to: http://www.sleep-doctor.com/about-dr-kezirian/ He's very helpful if you have questions.
(This post was last modified: 03-30-2016 02:08 PM by mrkdilkington.)
03-30-2016 01:58 PM
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RE: Inspire?
Hi dunhamg,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I have read about it, but an implant doesn’t appeal to me. CPAP therapy works well for me, so I’ll just continue being a hosehead.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

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03-30-2016 08:21 PM
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RE: Inspire?
Inspire is really meant for exactly what you say. The tongue obstruction as well as someone who is not less than in their 40's. I am 56 when mine was done a few months ago. My results were very good. ALso my doctor after the endoscopy told me I was the poster child for this therapy.
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