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Sleep and Breathing Disorders
Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Sleep and Breathing Disorders Clinic brings together the latest treatment advances and experienced specialists across many fields, offering each patient an innovative, individualized approach to his or her condition.
Our clinic is among the most advanced sleep centers in the nation. Accredited by both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The Joint Commission, we are unique in our ability to accurately diagnose and treat both sleep disorders and respiratory difficulties caused by neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
Innovative Solutions to Sleep and Breathing Problems
UT Southwestern offers the full spectrum of diagnostic techniques and effective treatment options for patients with primary sleep disorders and breathing disorders related to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases.
Our multidisciplinary medical team includes board-certified clinicians in sleep medicine, pulmonology, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine, otolaryngology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as certified sleep technologists and licensed respiratory therapists with years of clinical experience.
UT Southwestern clinicians tailor each patient’s comprehensive evaluation to a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.
Our specialists have expertise in the management of an extensive range of sleep disorders, from the most common to the most complex.
Sleep disorders treated at UT Southwestern include:
- Central sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes
- Circadian rhythm disorders, such
as advanced sleep phase syndrome, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and shift work
- Jet lag (time zone change)
- Insomnia (difficulty falling or
- Narcolepsy or idiopathic
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Periodic limb movements
- REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Sleep paralysis
Our Breathing Disorders Program focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of respiratory insufficiency related to neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, such as:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Diaphragm disorders (diaphragm
- Kyphoscoliosis and scoliosis
- Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
- Muscular dystrophies such as
Duchenne, Becker, and limb-girdle
- Myasthenia gravis
- Myopathies (congenital,
metabolic, and polymyositis)
- Myotonic dystrophy
- Post-polio syndrome
- Spinal cord injury requiring
- Vocal fold dysfunction
Join the CPAP/BiPAP Support Group. The support group meets quarterly for one hour. We have
experts in the field available to answer questions regarding your CPAP. We also
bring in new products and equipment for you to evaluate to improve your CPAP
For more information: 214-645-5337
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