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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!

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COVID-19 Policies & Updates

COVID Policy effective 08/16/2021: Due to the exponential rise of Delta variant cases including breakthrough casesfor your safety and that of our staff members’ we require anyone entering our office, 12 years of age or older to bring proof of vaccination administered at least 3 weeks prior, OR a negative PCR (not a rapid) test result within 3 days of the appointment. Additionally, all individuals must wear a mask covering BOTH the nose and mouth at all times except during Dr. Holmes’ examination.

PLEASE NOTE:  This applies to all family members, caretakers, translators, and vendors in addition to patients.

We prefer that only one parent accompany a child (no siblings please) and that adults come alone if able. 100% 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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