Dr. Paul T. Hoff has been practicing in southeast Michigan since 1999. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Hoff has focused his practice on the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. He’s the section head of otolaryngology at St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, and an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
As an early pioneer in trans-oral robotic surgery, Dr. Hoff developed selection criteria for this cutting-edge technique. In 2016, he co-edited the definitive text, Trans-oral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Springer Verlag).
In 2014, the FDA approved the Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The device is a small, implanted stimulator, similar to a pacemaker, that prevents collapse of the patient’s airway during sleep. With patient experience now extending beyond four years, more than 80 percent of the patients who use this device continue to have resolution of their sleep apnea and snoring.
Inspire therapy has truly changed the way surgeons and sleep medicine physicians think about treating their patients. For patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP, there’s now a highly effective option with very few side effects. In fact, most patients can go home the same day the stimulator is implanted. For many patients, the pain and prolonged recovery of traditional surgical procedures has become a thing of the past.
Are you a candidate for Inspire? Successful candidates have a body mass index below 33 and have previously been diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Following their office appointment, potential candidates will be scheduled for a sleep endoscopy; this procedure is performed under twilight anesthesia and is the final step in qualifying for Inspire therapy.
Not all patients are candidates for Inspire therapy, but Dr. Hoff has a variety of options for patients interested in alternatives to CPAP, including oral appliance therapy, positional therapy, and surgical therapy. For a complete summary of Dr. Hoff’s sleep apnea practice, please visit hoffroboticsurgery.com or call 734-434-3200 for an appointment.
Dr. Paul Hoff
2305 Genoa Business Park Dr., Ste. 160
Brighton, MI 48114
1600 S. Canton Center Rd., Ste. 340
Canton, MI 48188
14650 E. Old US 12, Ste. 304
Chelsea, MI 48118
1020 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1
Saline, MI 48176
5333 McAuley Dr., Ste. 2017
Ypsilanti, MI 48197