How treatment works

Genio is the world’s first and unique battery-free, leadless and single incision neurostimulator that was designed and developed with the user in mind. Genio keeps your airway open during the night, efficiently optimizing your night’s rest and revitalizing your daily life.

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Procedure

Being a single incision surgical second-line alternative to CPAP, the Genio system consists of 3 essential parts: an implanted neurostimulator and an external Activation Chip connected to a Disposable Patch. The combination of these parts is what makes the Genio system so comfortable and efficient. After going to the doctor first, you will be referred to a designated clinic for your Genio therapy.

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Single incision surgery

A small, battery-free and leadless neurostimulator is implanted under the chin. The stimulator’s electrodes are placed bilaterally, in contact with both branches of the hypoglossal nerve. The surgical procedure is very short and single incision. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and includes making a small incision under your chin.

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Personalization

After the healing period, you will receive customized and personal assistance to show you how your new Genio solution works. During these personal sessions, you will need at least two sleep studies to optimize and adjust the parameters of your Genio system. Your doctor may need to schedule additional sleep studies to monitor and optimize your Genio therapy settings.

Your journey to restful nights

To get started with Genio and enjoy your restful nights you need to proceed through a few steps

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1. Discovery

You are snoring during the night; your bedpartner is reporting breathing interruptions and you suffer from daytime sleepiness?

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2. Diagnose

Your General Practitioner will refer you to a Sleep Physician who will diagnose that you have sleep apnea that requires treatment by conducting a polygraphy (PG) or polysomnography (PSG).

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3. Therapy

As a first-line treatment you may get recommended Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. If you cannot tolerate, fail or refuse Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy, you may become eligible to Genio.

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4. Genio Center of Excellence

You will be referred to a Genio Center of Excellence. Here is a non-exhaustive list of Centers of Excellence.

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5. Implantation

The implantation procedure of the Genio device is performed by a trained and certified surgeon. The procedure requires only one incision under your chin, takes about one hour to complete and is done under general anesthesia.

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6. Activation

After the healing period, the Genio system will be activated during a sleep study in the sleep center.

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7. Optimization

After the implant, you will have to do a follow-up visit at your sleep doctor and additional sleep studies might be needed to monitor and optimize your Genio therapy settings.

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8. Enjoy restful nights

Yearly follow-up sessions with your doctor will be necessary to monitor the sleep therapy.

What patients are saying

Listen to the stories of patients who share their results and experiences with the Genio therapy.

“With Genio, I’m now getting good night sleep and waking up refreshed. Now when I’m going for my morning swim, I’m realizing that this is how the rest of the world feels like.”

Narelle

63, Australia

“My life has changed considerably. I feel that I’m happier and healthier. I’ve got a better outlook on life. It works!”

Michael

46, Australia

“I’m really happy with it. it’s really great. And I can recommend it to everyone. Everyone should know about the available treatment options. You don’t have to live with the disease. You can treat it.”

Stefan

51, Germany

“With Genio, I’m now getting good night sleep and waking up refreshed. Now when I’m going for my morning swim, I’m realizing that this is how the rest of the world feels like.”

Narelle

63, Australia

“My life has changed considerably. I feel that I’m happier and healthier. I’ve got a better outlook on life. It works!”

Michael

46, Australia

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Book a session with one of our advisors to learn more about the next steps and we will get in touch with you shortly.

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Download the Genio leaflet

Make sure to take our leaflet with you to check with your doctor where, when and how you can start your treatment.

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