OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) is a chronic condition where the throat collapses during sleep leading to loss of oxygen and a host of serious side effects (such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, road traffic accidents etc.
Many people are treated well with CPAP (a mask that is strapped on the face and blows air into the throat all night), but some people are unable to tolerate this. An alternative for some people with OSA is an implant.
These implants stimulate a nerve in the throat that draws the tongue forward at night which allows people to breathe past the obstruction.
Mr Vik Veer is negotiating a price with companies to provide this for the first time in the UK. If you would like learn more about this or keep updated with developments please contact the secretarial team.