Sunday, September 24, 2023

ENT Physicians at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group perform 50th Inspire procedure -Dlight News

We are pleased to announce that our Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group ENT Physicians, also known as Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialists, have performed their 50th Inspire procedure. congratulations to Scott McCusker, MD; Deanne Nyland, MD; Shoab Siddique, MD and Mike Desy, OR Technician, on reaching this milestone.

dr  McCuskerThe Inspire system is an FDA-cleared treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for people who cannot use standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. OSA affects 22 million Americans and occurs when the airways collapse during sleep, blocking the flow of oxygen to the brain. The brain detects a lack of oxygen and wakes the body up just long enough to breathe and then falls asleep again. This cycle repeats itself throughout the night, leading to poor, disruptive sleep. Left untreated, OSA can lead to traffic and work accidents, deterioration in mood and memory, stroke, heart attack and even death.

dr McCusker runs them 50. Inspire Process

Inspire represents a significant advance in the treatment of sleep apnea. Implanted during a short, outpatient procedure, the Inspire system works in the body with the patient’s natural breathing process to treat the disorder. Mild stimulation opens the airways during sleep and allows the natural flow of oxygen. Using a small handheld remote, the patient turns Inspire on at bedtime and off when they wake up.

“We are proud to have successfully completed fifty Inspire procedures,” says Dr. McCusker. “This treatment significantly improves sleep and quality of life for eligible patients for treatment of OSA.”

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