Inspire Therapy

Treat Sleep Apnea without a Mask


Century ENT is proud to offer Inspire therapy, a new treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This innovative solution can offer relief to sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Inspire is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea. It's a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure.




How It Works

Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to open during sleep. You simply turn Inspire on with a handheld remote before bed. Throughout the night, the device continually monitors your breathing patterns, issuing stimulation as needed. When you wake up, you use the remote to turn off the therapy.

Additionally, you can use the remote to pause therapy during the night if needed and increase/decrease therapy settings.




Inspire Therapy Might be Right for You

You may be a candidate for Inspire if:

  • You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
  • You are unable to use or get consistent benefit of CPAP.
  • You are not significantly obese.
  • You are over the age of 18.

Your doctor will also evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable alternative for you.

What Inspire Users Say







Meet Dr. Nirav Thakkar

Dr. Thakkar is a board certified, fellowship trained, otolaryngologist. He was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in consulting at Accenture before entering medical school to earn his medical degree and complete an Ear, Nose, and Throat residency at the University of Illinois.

He has been caring for adult otolaryngology patients since joining Century ENT. He believes Inspire is a revolutionary treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in patients that do not tolerate a CPAP machine. It is the only dynamic treatment that relieves airway obstruction during inspiration, and relaxes with expiration while asleep.

Dr. Thakkar is happy to discuss if you qualify for the Inspire Implant.







Getting Started

To learn more about Inspire therapy and see if it might be right for you call our office at (708) 460-0007. Our staff will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

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