Sleep Apnea

Dr. Saadat, is Triple-Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Otolaryngology.  He has extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep, snoring and breathing disorders.  Many issues can be solved with the proper diagnosis and a customized treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

The sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea takes place when the muscles in the back of the throat relax during an individual’s sleep cycle. This narrows the breathing airways and lowers oxygen levels in the blood. When the brain senses the breathing disruption, it signals the body to awaken. This disruptive pattern may repeat 5-30 times each hour, which may preclude patients from achieving a deep, restful sleep. Although individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are generally unaware that their sleep cycle has been disrupted, this sleep disorder may lead to excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia) and other problematic health complications.

 

What is Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy?

Dr. Saadat is one of the few doctors in Southern California who can install the only FDA-approved implantable device for obstructive sleep apnea. Known as Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy, the small accessory is implanted in the patient’s neck and can sense when a person stops breathing. If this occurs, it provides a gentle stimulation to the tongue and other soft tissues to keep airways open throughout the night.

While you’re sleeping, breathing patterns are constantly monitored and the result is not only a consistent flow of oxygen to the brain, but you’ll also awake refreshed and rested.Controlled by a handheld remote, one simply turns it on when going to bed and then off in the morning. Inspire therapy is a great solution for patients who are resistant to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). So, if you’re ready to gain freedom from your  CPAP machine forever, contact our offices for more details.

How Inspire Therapy Works 

Please call us at 310.247.9090 to discuss your treatment options and to schedule a consultation.

Dr. David Saadat