Soft Palate Stent

Soft Palate Stent

(3 customer reviews)

$974.00

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The Soft Palate Stent is clinically tested for treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea or snoring. It provides numerous advantages in handling and convenience over a CPAP machine.

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The Soft Palate Stent creates a continuous air passage which enables unobstructed breathing and thereby eliminates the sleep apnea. The stent is installed by the patient and can be used 18 hours a day. The stent is a smooth tubular braid made from a memory shaped nitinol metal. The braid is compressed with a thin application tube before installation. The tube is slowly introduced through one nasal passage into the throat. When released from the tube, the nitinol braid self expands and attaches to the wall of the throat. Thereby, the stent prevents the collapse of the airway.

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Size

6 inches

3 reviews for Soft Palate Stent

  1. Bob R – North Carolina

    Fantastic results! I’ve been using the 6″ AlaxoStent for two months now, combined with my BPAP machine. I’ve gone from pressures at 14cm (before stent), to the lowest 4cm setting the machine has available (with stent), and now always under 1 AHI due to a stray Hypopnea or two (nearly always zero AHI when set slightly higher). I’m a long-time CPAP user, but needed this extra help from the AlaxoStent. My AHI was climbing lately on CPAP alone, as I was getting expiratory Palatal Prolapse (soft palate collapsing when exhaling). My doctor and I found that CPAP pressures could not solve it, nor a switch to BiLevel. The AlaxoStent is perfect in stopping the soft palate collapse. It was an easy adjustment for me, it took me one day of practice putting the AlaxoStent in and out several times without sleeping with it, and leaving it in for a bit when I was awake just to get used to it – my nose was a little runny for a bit after insertion and I could feel slight scratchiness in my throat at first but no other issues. The next night I went ahead and slept with it and haven’t stopped since. Now I’m so used to the stent that I don’t have any runny nose after insertion, or any other issues. My sleep doctor had never heard of the AlaxoStent before I read about it on the internet, but now sees I’m getting perfect results. My doctor has ordered a diagnostic sleep study with the stent, to see if I’m able to go through the night without added CPAP (just the stent). I’ve already tried naps with just the AlaxoStent and my SpO2 showed good solid averages (95% or 96%) and no desaturations below 90% (compared to desaturations down to 81% in my sleep study before CPAP). The AlaxoStent is working, and will be easier to carry (than CPAP) when I travel. This was worth every dollar!

  2. Anthony Liberti

    Absolute life-changer/life-saver in my case.

    It did take several days of getting used to and acclimated to the device – gag reflex/swollen nasal passage/mucous production, etc.

    But by ‘sticking with it’ and ‘staying the course’ every night – I quickly became much more comfortable with the device. This is worth noting – because I almost gave up.

    Now – just as advertised – I have little to no episodes of ‘not breathing’ anymore (used to experience several per hour). And I have reduced snoring down to virtually none.

    I am currently also using an oral appliance that forces me to breath nasally – this eliminates dry/sore throat and uvula vibration. Seems to be a great combination of tools for me.

    I use the SnoreLab app to record my sleep. The results and change in quality sleep and elimination of OSA has been INCREDIBLE.

  3. John Davis

    Life changing. That being said, it took me a few weeks to adjust to the stent, my gag reflex was really strong and took a while to overcome. Glad I put in the effort, reaping the rewards now.

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