The first commercial Inspire therapy procedure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Minnesota was on Dec. 31 2014 by Otolaryngologist Ron Hanson, M.D., St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic. Approved by the FDA in April 2014, Inspire therapy is an effective new treatment option for people with sleep apnea by using a small implant that delivers mild stimulation to keep the airway open during sleep. Inspire therapy may be effective for people who meet certain criteria including, a body mass index (BMI) under 32 and patients who are intolerant of CPAP. Dr. Ronald Hanson performed many Inspire therapy implants during the clinical trial phase of the therapy, and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world performing this procedure. In addition, Dr. Hanson, who works in collaboration with TroyPayne, M.D., sleep medicine, CentraCare Clinic, has helped train more than 50 surgeons nationwide.
If you would like more information about this exciting new advancement in sleep medicine visit https://www.inspiresleep.com/, and call us at (320) 252-0233 or (800) 450-3223 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Amy Dearking and Nancy Pauley, MS-CCCA will begin providing ENT and Audiology services at Monticello Clinic beginning on Monday, March 9th. If you need an appointment in Monticello or help with directions to the new location call us at (800) 450-3223.
Recently, Dr. Ted Truitt has been featured on WJON radio. During the “Health Matters” segment, Dr. Truitt discusses several problems that are common in patients we see everyday at the ENT clinic. Dr. Truitt explores topics like sinusitis, hearing loss, ear pain and dizziness. To listen to these informative broadcasts, click on the links below:
DID YOU HEAR, U.S. News and World Report just posted their list of the best hospitals in the Nation? The St. Cloud Hospital was listed because of its specialty care in Ear, Nose and Throat. This care is provided exclusively by the St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. U.S. News evaluated almost 4800 hospitals in 16 specialty care areas. Rankings were based on items like patient safety, patient services and advanced technologies. From this the St. Cloud Hospital was ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the United States for Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Care. This shows, once again, at St. Cloud ENT we have a “world of experience, here at home”.
For over 45 years, the St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic has pursued the mission of providing the highest quality comprehensive and cost-effective specialty care to the people of Central Minnesota.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable and nurturing environment for care. We are dedicated to the highest degree of ethics and integrity, treating our patients with respect and professionalism. Now in our 5th decade of service, we will continue our commitment to these values and to the people of our region.
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