Treatment for sleep apnea available at St. John’s Health

People who have difficulties sleeping and feeling rested the next day may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition, during which a person stops breathing while sleeping because of a blocked airway, has typically been treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.

For people who cannot tolerate this machine, there’s a new treatment that implants a small device to stimulate the upper airway to facilitate breathing during sleep. Experts at St. John’s Health will be available to help you learn about this new treatment, called Inspire, during a Virtual Community Health Talk on Tuesday, October 20 at 6 pm.

“This new treatment has high patient satisfaction rates, creating a real game-changer for people with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate a CPAP,” said St. John’s ear, nose, throat specialist Martin Trott, MD, the surgeon who implants the device.

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

To register for the virtual health talk, presented via the Zoom platform, click here.

For more information, go to www.stjohns.health/inspiresleep or call St. John’s Health at 307-206-0068.

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