Richard Pearlstein, M.D.

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Biography

College: Miami University
Medical School: The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital/Healthcare System and Children's Hospital of Michigan
Privileges: Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, Banner Estrella Medical Center, HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center, Metro Surgery Center

Dr. Pearlstein recently relocated from Cleveland Ohio at the beginning of the New Year. He was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and has practiced there since 1997. He received his undergraduate education from Miami University in 1988 followed by his medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1992.

Dr Pearlstein received his Otolaryngology surgery training at Henry Ford Hospital/Healthcare System and Children's Hospital of Michigan, both recognized internationally for their clinical care and training.

Upon completion of residency, Dr Pearlstein has obtained clinical faculty status at Northeast Ohio Medical College, has served as Clinical Director and Board Member of Southwood's Health System and ENT surgery director at Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley Campus.

Dr. Pearlstein has extensive experience in the treatment of both Pediatric and Adult medical and surgical ENT conditions. He brings an extensive background in Pediatric ENT. Personally, Dr. Pearlstein is the father of 2 boys in college at Colgate University and The Ohio State University and relocated to join 2 of his colleagues from residency. He is an active swimmer/triathlete and is looking forward to the opportunity to join and practice with Dr's. Altman, Hakim, Libling and Shah and dive into the Arizona lifestyle and giving back to his new community.

Treatment Highlight - Inspire

Inspire

Sleep Apnea Innovation

At Valley ENT we believe in unsurpassed, quality-driven patient care. Our Inspire program is very much part of this mission. Inspire is an innovative, safe and effective procedure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. What is more, some of the country's leading ENT surgeons performing the Inspire procedure today are right here at Valley ENT. That means patients throughout northern and southern Arizona struggling with obstructive sleep apnea can now receive remarkable care with treatment performed by surgeons nationally recognized as experts in the Inspire procedure.

No mask.
No hose.
Just sleep.

Inspire is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea with just the click of a button.

How it Works

Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It's a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you're ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.

Watch How it Works

Why Choose Inspire

Alternative to CPAP

Inspire treats the root cause of sleep apnea by applying gentle stimulation to key airway muscles during sleep, allowing you to breathe normally, and more importantly, sleep without a mask, hose, or machine.

Outpatient

Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest during a short, outpatient procedure. Shortly after the procedure, Inspire is turned on and you'll be ready to get the sleep you've been dreaming of.

FDA Approved

Inspire was FDA approved in 2014 and has been proven both safe and effective in multiple clinical studies. It is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body with just the click of a button.

A better fit for you
and your nightstand

Patient Outcomes

90%

of bed partners report no snoring or soft snoring.1

79%

reduction in sleep apnea events.1

94%

of people are
satisfied with
Inspire.2

96%

of Inspire patients say Inspire is better than CPAP & would recommend Inspire to others.2

1: Woodson et al., OTO-HNS 2018.
2: Heiser et al., ERJ 2019.

3 Steps To
Better Sleep

Inspire lets you sleep without a mask or hose. It works inside the body and is simply turned on and off with a press of a button.

Inspire is covered by most major insurance providers, including Medicare. Depending on your provider, insurance approval can take a few days or a few weeks.

Inspire is covered by most major insurance providers, including Medicare. Depending on your provider, insurance approval can take a few days or a few weeks.

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