Alan Kominsky, MD, Section Head of Surgical Sleep and Snoring in Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute, says hypoglossal nerve stimulation is changing the surgical paradigm for OSA. Here’s why.
Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute one of a select few institutions offering hypoglossal nerve stimulation outpatient procedure for patients who do not tolerate CPAP.
Fewer than half of patients with obstructive sleep apnea stick with CPAP for 3 years, exposing them to serious sequelae. A new airway-stimulating device, implanted on an outpatient basis, is a tolerable alternative to CPAP