Dr. John Ruth, Ohio County Healthcare’s latest surgeon, is now providing Encourage remedy, a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy choice for individuals who can’t use Steady Optimistic Airway Strain (CPAP) remedy.
Obstructive sleep apnea impacts 22 million Individuals, with the commonest signs together with loud loud night breathing and feeling drained even after a full night time’s sleep. Individuals with sleep apnea expertise fixed nightly interruptions and shallower general sleep, which might result in sleep deprivation. It happens when the airway collapses throughout sleep and blocks the circulation of oxygen to the mind. The mind senses a scarcity of oxygen and wakes the physique up simply lengthy sufficient to take a breath, then falls again asleep. This cycle repeats all through the night time and causes poor, disrupted sleep. This could result in severe well being dangers that have an effect on an individual bodily, mentally, and emotionally. Well being dangers of sleep apnea embody worsening temper and reminiscence, stroke, coronary heart assault, and even loss of life.
Encourage works contained in the physique with a affected person’s pure respiration course of to deal with sleep apnea. An implant is inserted throughout an outpatient surgical process to supply delicate stimulation that opens the airway throughout sleep, permitting oxygen to circulation naturally. The affected person makes use of a small handheld distant to show Encourage on earlier than mattress and off after they get up.
The protection and efficacy of Encourage had been evaluated in the course of the STAR medical trial. 5-year STAR trial outcomes present sufferers utilizing Encourage expertise vital reductions in sleep apnea occasions and vital enhancements in quality-of-life measures. There have been over 150 peer-reviewed publications on Encourage. These publications present outcomes according to these seen within the STAR trial.
“Through the years, I’ve seen many sufferers who’ve stopped utilizing or are unable to tolerate CPAP,” stated John Ruth, MD, ENT Surgeon. “Encourage represents a major development in treating sleep apnea. It’s clinically confirmed to scale back sleep apnea occasions. I’ve carried out over 30 Encourage procedures over the previous yr at Ohio County Healthcare. There was a excessive stage of affected person satisfaction and a excessive remedy adherence. I’m excited to develop each my ENT and Encourage follow right here at OCH.”
After training within the Bowling Inexperienced space for the previous ten years, Dr. Ruth lately joined the medical workers of Ohio County Healthcare to supply a full vary of Ear, Nostril, and Throat companies together with Encourage Remedy. He joins Michael Campbell, MD, one other acquainted Bowling Inexperienced surgical identify, in caring for sufferers from the Western Kentucky space on the Ohio County Specialty Care workplaces in Hartford, KY. Each surgeons are a part of OCH’s constructing surgical excellence initiative which additionally consists of the opening of a brand new $22 million-dollar surgical wing this summer season. The brand new services will home the latest DaVinci robotic surgical gear to be used generally surgical procedure, gynecology and urology specialities.
To schedule appointments with Dr. Ruth for ENT/Encourage companies or with Dr. Campbell for common surgical procedure wants, please name 279-730-5344 or go to OCHcares.com.
-submitted by Ohio County Healthcare