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The Genio® system, a breakthrough in sleep apnea treatment is now available at our Boca Raton facility.

The Genio® system, a breakthrough in sleep apnea treatment is now available at our Boca Raton facility.

A New Dawn in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

The Genio® system represents a new era in obstructive sleep apnea therapy. Implanted by Dr. Melyssa Hancock, this device offers hope for effective OSA management. This innovative technology utilizes hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) to maintain open airways. It’s a scientifically validated therapy for moderate to severe OSA, offering significant quality-of-life improvements.

Dr. Melyssa Hancock - at female patient treatment

Understanding the Genio® System

The Genio® system is a state-of-the-art implant for sleep apnea, designed to provide bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation. It’s a key part of the DREAM study, aiming for U.S. marketing authorization. Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Designed for comfort and efficacy
  • Upgradeable technology
  • MRI compatible
  • No mask required

Ideal Candidates

At the Nose and Sinus Institute, the ideal candidate for the implant for sleep apnea are in general good health, and meet some of the following criteria:

  • Struggling with CPAP therapy
  • Diagnosed with moderate to severe OSA
  • Seeking a less intrusive treatment option
  • Committed to improving sleep quality

A patient’s journey from restless nights to restful sleep with the Genio® system. Improved sleep, better health, and enhanced quality of life.


Post-implantation, patients can expect a recovery period marked by close medical supervision and support. Dr. Hancock ensures a smooth transition to better sleep, with most patients resuming normal activities shortly after the procedure. The system is designed to ensure comfort with a discreet incision under the chin that leaves minimal scarring.

Genio® Implant for Sleep Apnea Benefits

Ideal patients for the implant can embrace the many benefits of the treatment. Including, but not limited to:

Risks and Side Effects

While the Genio® system is innovative, it carries procedural risks such as infection at the implant site, potential nerve irritation and/or device malfunction. These risks are significantly reduced when working with Dr. Hancock, the pioneer of this implant procedure.

OSA Suffers are in the Best Care With Dr. Hancock’s Expertise

Dr. Hancock leads the way in OSA treatment with the Genio® system. Her expertise is unmatched, ensuring the highest standard of care for her patients. Trust in her experience for your journey to better sleep. Contact our Boca Raton office to schedule your appointment and take the next step to an improved quality of life and a good night’s rest.


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