Ronald A. Popper, M.D.

Is Inspire Therapy Right For You?

“There are many patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP and have simply given up on it. Inspire therapy is the first implantable device for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In contrast to CPAP, Inspire works from inside the body with the patient’s natural breathing process. We've seen a higher level of patient satisfaction with Inspire and we’re excited to offer this new therapy to patients who struggle with CPAP.”   •   Ronald A. Popper, MD, FCCP, FAASM, DABSM

Inspire Therapy for
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks is proud to offer Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, a new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike CPAP, Inspire works from inside the body with the patient’s natural breathing process.

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Inspire Therapy Can Help

Inspire therapy is FDA approved and clinically proven to significantly reduce sleep apnea events and improve quality of life for the patient and their families.

Dr. Ronald Popper will evaluate your overall health and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.

How Inspire Works

The Inspire system works completely inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea. While you are asleep, Inspire delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, a nerve that controls the movement of the tongue and other muscles in the airway. By stimulating the nerve, the tongue and other tissues move out of the airway so you can breathe during sleep.

A Patient Talks About Inspire

Denise was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea over 20 years ago. She tried everything to treat her sleep apnea: various types of masks, oral appliances, and even surgery. Nothing worked, until she tried Inspire.

What to Expect When You Choose Inspire Therapy

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