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AirLift™ Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you have sleep apnea, imagine breathing freely at night, without CPAP or oral devices…

AirLift™ is a quick, safe & lasting treatment to unblock the airway and help you leave your CPAP behind. Improve your sleep every night with no mask, no noise, and no machine to plug in.

What is AirLift™?

AirLift™ is a simple and effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It’s an intuitive approach to hyoid & tongue suspension designed to provide immediate and lasting relief by opening and stabilizing the airway.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea impacts an estimated 17 million adults in the United States. In Raleigh, AirLift™ is a new, less intrusive and highly effective treatment to open and stabilize upper airway obstruction.

The procedure is less invasive than traditional surgeries, thereby allowing for faster recovery times and less discomfort for patients.

What Are the Benefits of the AirLift™ Procedure?

The AirLift™ surgical procedure, developed by Siesta Medical, is a less invasive, and cost-effective option for sleep apnea patients who have not found relief from non-surgical interventions, such as CPAP and oral appliances. Benefits to you are:

  • Begins working right away
  • Relief from sleep apnea symptoms, including snoring
  • Low pain, easily tolerated
  • Short post-operative recovery
  • Long-lasting solution

How Does AirLift™ Surgery Work?

Hear From Our Patients

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Holmes for several years and recently had a Hyoid Suspension procedure done after suffering with sleep issues for years. The procedure was extremely successful and I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Holmes and his staff. By far the best ENT in the Raleigh area.
I'll recommend Dr. Holmes to anyone
I'll recommend Dr. Holmes to anyone
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Dr. Holmes and staff have been great throughout this process. The staff is extremely polite and helpful. I am very impressed with Dr. Holmes. He did a great job and was so nice to work with. I'll recommend Dr. Holmes to anyone. Many thanks!

COVID-19 Policies & Updates

COVID Policy effective 01/17/2022 for all patients, family members, caregivers, and translators.

Due to the exponential rise of Omicron variant cases including breakthrough cases, for your safety and that of our staff members:

  • Adults and teens aged 14 years or older must have proof of two vaccination doses and a booster prior to one week before the appointment. 
  • Children ages 5 – 13 must have proof of two vaccination doses prior to one week before the appointment 
  • An acceptable alternative is proof of a negative PCR (not rapid)test within 2 days of the appointment.
  • Siblings of pediatric patients are not allowed at this time. 
  • A mask covering BOTH the nose and mouth must be worn at all times for those over the age of 2, except during examination by Dr. Holmes.
  • For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a Moderna or Pfizer booster is recommended.
  • We are not receiving vendors or reps at this time.   

All of our staff are fully vaccinated and always masked.  We disinfect rooms between patients and control for social distancing. 

We are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care and to the health and prosperity of our community! 

Thank you for trusting our practice and taking the precautions necessary to minimize the risk of Covid 19.

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