Jefferson Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat) has been serving the Northeast since 2017.
Our group is made up of four board certified physicians each providing specialized care in a variety of ENT conditions – Dr. Elizabeth Cottrill (Thyroid/Endocrine surgery), Dr. Gregory Epps (Sleep Surgery), Dr. Paul Johnson (General ENT) and Dr. Aykut Unsal (Sinus Surgery).
Per the American Sleep Association, as many as 25 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Sleep apnea can cause sleep loss or disruption that has many serious side effects that affect your mood as well as your heart function and blood pressure. Sleep apnea may even put patients at a greater risk for heart attack, stroke or heart failure.
If you are struggling with sleep apnea, Dr. Epps offers a new solution to obstructive sleep apnea that doesn’t require CPAP.
The device is commercially known as Inspire Therapy. Inspire Therapy (Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy) is the only FDA-approved sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body while you sleep, with no bulky equipment or machinery.
The device works by monitoring breathing patterns during sleep and keeping the airway open through gentle stimulation.
The device is surgically implanted during a same-day outpatient procedure.
Patients using the Inspire device have reported a reduction in sleep apnea, reduced snoring and an overall satisfaction with their experience compared to using a CPAP machine.
If you’re interested in learning more about treating sleep apnea with Inspire or want to schedule a consultation for a different ENT condition, schedule an appointment with the ENTs at Jefferson Health Northeast, by calling the Yardley office (385 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 406, Yardley) at 215-321-4020 or the Torresdale office (3998 Red Lion Road, Suite 211) at 215-612-5390.