New sleep apnea treatment available at St. John’s Health

Sleep problems are one of the most common health complaints that patients discuss with their physicians. Sometimes, the problem is due to obstructive sleep apnea (OCA), which, left untreated, can cause mood swings, memory loss, chronic daytime sleepiness that can lead to accidents, and even stroke or heart attack. Experts at St. John’s Health will be available to help you learn about a new treatment for during a Virtual Community Health Talk on Tuesday, September 29 at 6 pm.

The new treatment implants a small device called Inspire to stimulate the upper airway to facilitate breathing during sleep. “I look forward to discussing why this new treatment has so much appeal, particularly for people who have struggled to use masks and other oral appliances to address their problem,” said St. John’s ear, nose, throat specialist Martin Trott, MD.

The information session will be presented by Dr. Trott; Dr. Haven Malish, St. John’s Health pulmonologist; and Shawna Giles, a nurse practitioner at St. John’s Sleep Center.

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To register for the Zoom health talk, click here.

For more information, see the St. John’s Sleep Center or call St. John’s Health at 307-206-0068.

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