The team at Charleston Area Medical Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are accepting patients for Inspire®, a new and innovative FDA-approved treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).


  • It is a device that works inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
  • It delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open while you sleep.
  • It is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. You turn it on before bed and off in the morning when you wake up.
  • It is reimbursed by most major insurance providers, either as a covered policy or approved on an individual basis. Your doctor and the insurance team will work with you for approval.
  • It offers a sleep apnea treatment option without a hose and mask.
  • It can relieve sleep apnea without the need to surgically remove obstructive tissue in or around your airway.
  • It can be used to safely monitor users with DOT or commercial driver’s licenses.


  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
    • Struggle with or can’t get consistent benefit from CPAP
    • Not significantly obese
    • Over the age of 18

This treatment option may not be for everyone with sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor or call the CAMC Facial Surgery Center at General Hospital for more information at (304) 388-3290.