Conditions & Treatments of the Sleep
Inspire Sleep Apnea Solution
A Breakthrough Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
New Jersey’s 1st Facility Offering Inspire
“Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition with many potential consequences. It is therefore important to address and treat. Unfortunately, some patients may not tolerate CPAP. We are now excited to be able to provide the right patient with the potential for substantial improvement using the Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator. It dramatically reduces the number of apneas and is easier to tolerate and use then the conventional machine.”
Bergen Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates
Submandibular Gland Excision
The submandibular glands are salivary glands (similar to the parotid glands) which are under the back of the jaw. They produce most of the saliva in your mouth. Any growth in the submandibular gland is considered an abnormal development and will be monitored. If no decrease is observed, removal of some or all of the gland is recommended, with a biopsy to determine whether the growth is benign or malignant and for future prognosis. Removal is done under general anesthesia, with a small incision made in the neck to access and remove the gland. After surgery you may have some lower lip weakness that usually recovers within a few months.
Excision of Congenital Neck Mass
There are a number of inheritable conditions that cause growths or lumps in the neck not associated with the above conditions. These masses are present at birth. Treatment depends heavily on location and size of the mass, but in order to avoid complications of airway obstruction, potential malignant transformation, or infection, congenital neck masses generally require early removal. This is done under general anesthesia and removed through a neck incision. After surgery recovery typically takes a few weeks.
A neck dissection is a major surgery to remove one or more of the lymph nodes in the neck and sometimes includes the removal of tissue surrounding the lymph nodes. This procedure is performed when there are indications that cancer cells have spread to those lymph nodes. Removal of the cancerous nodes helps to prevent the cancer from metastasizing further. During the dissection, the surgeon will also examine all of the structures of the neck for possible malignancy and remove potentially malignant structures. Recovery time for a neck dissection is highly variable, but generally, full recovery takes 2 to 4 weeks. Soreness in the throat and neck is common but should fade with time.
Sleep apnea can get in the way of a good night’s sleep for both you and your partner. Between loud snoring and repeated bouts of waking up, a full night of sleep can seem almost impossible. With Inspire, a sleep apnea innovation, a good night’s sleep can finally be achieved. Through an outpatient procedure, Inspire is implanted and can be turned on when you’re ready for bed. While you’re sleeping, Inspire will actively keep your airways open, allowing you to breathe easily and get a full night of sleep.