Inspire Therapy 

Treat Sleep Apnea Without a Mask

Pulmonary Physicians Inc. is now offering Inspire therapy, a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment option for those who cannot use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. 

Inspire is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea with just the click of a button.

How it Works

Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.

Inspire Therapy Might be Right for You if:


You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea


You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP


You are not significantly obese


You are over the age of 18

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Inspire work?

Inspire works inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea. While you sleep, Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open. The Inspire system is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. Simply turn Inspire on before bed and off in the morning when you wake up.

Is Inspire covered by insurance?

Inspire is reimbursed by most major insurance providers, either as a covered policy or approved on an individual basis. Your doctor and the insurance team at Inspire will work with you for approval.

Is Inspire covered by Medicare?

Medicare is reimbursing the cost of Inspire therapy based on medical necessity across the United States.

Do I need to get approval from my insurance company before my first visit?

No, you do not need approval from your insurance company before your first visit

Will Inspire help with snoring?

A significant decrease in snoring has been found as a secondary effect of Inspire. 90% of bed partners report no or soft snoring by their partner

What does the stimulation feel like?

Inspire sends mild stimulation to the motor nerve that controls your tongue, moving it out of the way. The stimulation is very gentle and designed to move the tongue forward without disturbing your sleep. It should not be painful or uncomfortable.

How long is the recovery time after surgery?

Recovery time after surgery will vary. You can expect some pain and swelling at the small incision sites for a few days after the procedure. Most patients return home the same day and take over-the-counter pain medication if needed. You can resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a few days or as directed
by your doctor. Most patients have a full recovery within a couple of weeks.

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Pulmonary Physicians Sleep Center
2600 Tuscarawas Street W. Ste#100
Canton, Ohio 44708


Eyad Nashawati, MD

Eyad Nashawati, MD

Medical Director, Sleep Center

Chadi Bouserhal, MD

Chadi Bouserhal, MD

Sleep Specialist

Nihad Boutros, MD

Nihad Boutros, MD

Sleep Specialist

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Pulmonary Physicians Inc. and Sleep Center

2600 Tuscarawas St W #100, Canton, OH 44708