Throat implants

If you’re constantly struggling with snoring or sleep apnea due to airway obstructions, a hypoglossal nerve stimulation might be the solution.

Performed by Dr. Peter Baptista, an ENT surgeon in Dubai, hypoglossal nerve stimulator implants address issues caused by obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, improving airway function and enhancing sleep quality. With Dr. Peter’s expertise and compassionate approach, you can sleep more soundly and enjoy better overall health.

Say goodbye to disrupted sleep and hello to restful nights with hypoglossal nerve stimulator throat implants in Dubai.

Understanding Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Implant

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation is a cutting-edge treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It offers an alternative to the CPAP machine. Dr. Peter Baptista recommends it to patients with sleep apnea who are intolerant to CPAP.

This procedure involves surgically implanting a device that stimulates the hypoglossal nerve responsible for controlling tongue movements.

By stimulating the hypoglossal nerve, the device helps to keep the airway open during sleep, improving airflow and reducing apnea episodes for more restful sleep.

Implanting and Using Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator for Sleep Apnea

The procedure is quite straightforward and minimally invasive. Implanting the device under the skin requires only one incision, making contact with the hypoglossal nerve. 

Here’s how Dr Peter’s  procedure for throat implants in Dubai works:

Implanting the Device

The first step in hypoglossal nerve stimulation is the surgical implantation of the device.

During this surgery, the hypoglossal nerve stimulation device is implanted beneath the skin, in contact with the hypoglossal nerves on both sides of the neck. 

The surgery is minimally invasive, painless, and may allow the patient to go home the same day.

Device Activation

After the device is implanted, a healing period is required before it can be activated. This allows the surgical site to recover fully and ensures that the device is securely positioned. 

Once the healing process is complete, Dr. Peter programs the device to deliver precise electrical impulses to the hypoglossal nerve during sleep. 

These impulses stimulate the nerve, promoting movements that help maintain an open airway throughout the night.

Nightly Use of the Device

The innovative design of this treatment makes nightly use straightforward and convenient. 

Each night, the patient has to connect an external generator to the implanted device via a patch placed over the implant’s location. This generator sends controlled electrical impulses to the hypoglossal nerve, ensuring the airway remains open while the patient sleeps. 

This process is seamless and significantly less cumbersome than traditional CPAP therapy.

Daily Maintenance

Daily maintenance is essential to keep the system running smoothly. The external generator, worn outside the body, needs to be charged regularly. 

Every morning, after waking up, the patient needs to remove the patch and charge the generator. This quick and simple process ensures that the device is ready for use again by bedtime. 

The convenience of having the generator outside the body means that if there are any issues with the device or its battery, replacements or repairs can be handled without additional surgery.

Advantages of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation

This treatment offers several advantages over traditional CPAP therapy and other implantable devices:

  • Non-Invasive: Unlike CPAP, which involves wearing a mask connected to a machine every night, this method involves a simple patch and an external generator, making it less cumbersome.
  • External Generator: The generator’s location outside the body is a significant advantage. If the generator or its battery malfunctions, it can be easily replaced without the need for additional surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Implanting the device is relatively simple and low-risk, with patients often returning home the same day.

While hypoglossal nerve stimulation presents a promising alternative to CPAP therapy, not every patient is suitable for this treatment. Dr Peter’s candidates need to undergo thorough evaluations to determine if they would benefit from this approach.

Visit Dr. Peter Baptista for Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Throat Implants in Dubai

If you’re considering this innovative treatment, visit Dr. Peter Baptista in Dubai. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Peter is a recognized ENT specialist and sleep medicine expert who offers cutting-edge sleep apnea treatments, including hypoglossal nerve stimulation.