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February 14, 2014
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Upstate Sleep Center opens new expanded facility

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Upstate Sleep Center has opened its new location at Medical Center West in Camillus. The center, previously located at the hospital’s Community Campus, provides diagnosis and recommending treatment of sleep-related problems. The capacity of the center has doubled to now offer 12 sleep study rooms, which operate seven days and nights a week to help diagnose sleep disorders.

“This new facility really offers patients a comfortable, hotel-like environment,” said Co-Medical Director Dragos N. Manta, M.D. “These comforts of home cater to the patient, while the team of sleep technicians has access to state-of-the-art sleep study equipment to collect the most accurate data, which helps our team of physicians provide the most complete diagnosis.”

The new Upstate Sleep Center location features testing rooms complete with en suite facilities, full-size beds, nightstands, flat-screen televisions with cable, free wireless access, free parking and complimentary morning coffee service.

“More than 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and these disorders can cause problems such as difficulties staying awake or falling asleep,” said Robert E. Westlake, M.D., F.A.C.P., who also serves as co-medical director. “This new expanded facility helps our medical staff better serve the needs of our community with key sleep study capabilities and increased access to the exceptional care our medical staff provides.”

The Upstate Sleep Center offers both adult and pediatric patients a variety of sleep studies, including polysomnogram, an all-night diagnostic study for the diagnosis of sleep disorders; split study, a combination study to diagnose and treat sleep related breathing disorders in one night, if possible; multiple sleep latency test, includes both an all-night diagnostic study and an all-day series of naps; and CPAP/bi-level titration, an-all night therapeutic study.

As the only sleep study facility in Central New York to care for children, the Upstate Sleep Center offers four special rooms for children to make the sleep study comfortable for these patients. The waiting room offers a play area, and sleeping chairs are available so that a parent may stay with their child during the sleep study. Specialized cribs are also available as infants are also cared for at the center.

“Sleep disorders are common in children and having a specialized pediatric sleep laboratory is necessary to make the diagnosis of many of these disorders,” said Pediatric Medical Director Zafer Soultan, M.D. “Diagnosing a child’s sleep disorder at a young age cannot only help them as they develop, it gives them the gift of restful night’s sleep for a lifetime.”

Upstate Sleep Center has been an accredited member of the Center of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for more than 25 years. Its staff includes 14 sleep technicians and a team of seven physicians who specialize in sleep medicine, pediatrics, neurology, pulmonary disease and otolaryngology.

For more information about the newly expanded Upstate Sleep Center, call (315) 492-5877.

Caption: Upstate Sleep Center Manager Lisa Vigliotti-Bane and Technical Manager Ron Waldron in the new Upstate Sleep Center located at Medical Center West in Camillus. The new state-of-the-art facility offers 12 sleep study rooms and offers both adult and pediatric patients day and night sleep studies.

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