Unqiue Multidisciplinary Approach - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Unique Multidisciplinary Approach

20+ physicians, seven medical specialties

Crozer-Keystone Sleep Center Multidisciplinary TeamCrozer-Keystone’s unique approach to treating sleep disorders can’t be found at every sleep center. Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified physician specialists trained in sleep medicine, as well as seven other medical specialties.

Pulmonology and pulmonary disease

Most sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, are characterized by breathing problems.

A pulmonologist – a physician who specializes in lungs and breathing – might recommend a therapy called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to help you breathe easier at night.

Neurology

Neurologists deal with several types of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and central sleep apnea.

Neurologists can also detect epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dementias, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases that can have a major impact on sleep.

Neuropsychology

A neuropsychologist is a behavioral sleep specialist who can help treat the emotional and behavioral aspects of insomnia, including that overwhelming frustration and sense of a “racing mind” that keeps you from falling asleep.

Neuropsychologists can also help you address underlying depression or anxiety issues, or deal with shift-work-related sleep problems.

Pediatrics

Pediatric sleep medicine is a relatively new field, and problems like sleep walking, night terrors and even sleep apnea often go untreated in children.

A child who experiences symptoms that include snoring, inability to fall or stay asleep, or being tired or overly excitable during the day may benefit from a visit to a pediatric sleep specialist.

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat or ENT)

Otolaryngologists, commonly called ear, nose and throat surgeons, can help manage obstructive sleep apnea with surgical correction of the airway in the throat or nasal passages.

For example, your ENT physician might recommend removing tonsils and adenoids, repairing a deviated septum or widening your palate or nasal passages.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can treat obstructive sleep apnea by using several surgical techniques. By repositioning the upper and lower jaw, most sleep apnea conditions can be completely resolved.

They can also improve your airway by performing surgery around your chin to pull the tongue forward.

Oral Appliance Therapy

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, your physician might recommend an oral appliance to keep your lower jaw and tongue in a forward position.

Oral appliances are an easy and frequently used alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and surgical procedures in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and/or snoring disorders.

Are you ready to put your sleep problems to rest?

If you think you may have a sleep disorder, call the Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers at 1-888-SLEEP-03 (1-888-753-3703) or use our easy online request form 24 hours a day.