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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

Laura P.
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I had the Airlift Hyoid Suspension procedure performed on me to reduce my sleep apnea issues. It does not guarantee that the sleep apnea will go away (but in some cases it does). It does however show that about 80% of the issues go away. I want you to know that since I've had the procedure, it has been LIFE ALTERING. I haven't felt this good since my 20's. Not only am I sleeping better, but I am still waking up alert and in a very good mood. So much so that I've been taken off my antidepressant. My mind is making a "comeback." My short term memory has improved, I have no more brain fog. I wish I had known about this procedure sooner. The cost of the procedure is the best money I have ever spent. My surgeon, Dr. Douglas Holmes, did an amazing job. I would highly recommend him.
best ENT in the Raleigh area
best ENT in the Raleigh area
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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!