The Sleep Disorders Center of Northern New York is a specialized medical facility diagnosing and treating sleep-related disorders. The Center boasts six rooms that test seven days a week, and it is the only accredited Sleep Center north of Syracuse (only 1% of sleep testing facilities are accredited across the country). The Center's team of specialists and consultants include pulmonary medicine, neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, urology and psychiatry. The Sleep Disorders Center blends the use of cutting-edge techniques and equipment with a caring, human touch. Although millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders, many do not know it or do not seek treatment. Without treatment, sleep disorders can sometime lead to CHF (congestive heart failure), pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and even stroke.
If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, you should talk to your family physician. Be sure to ask him or her about the Sleep Disorders Center of Northern New York. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively so you can finally get that good night's sleep you need.
Samaritan Medical Center
5th floor - use elevator C
830 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
During your first visit to the Center, you will be seen by a physician who specializes in Sleep Disorders Medicine. This physician will take your medical history, review your symptoms and complaints, and decide which diagnostic tests are required.
Following your initial visit and evaluation, a polysomnogram (sleep test) may be recommended. The test is typically performed overnight and helps to pinpoint the cause of sleep problems and plan treatment. A polysomnogram is a non-invasive test that uses electrical sensors and computerized technology to monitor brain activity, eye movements, heart rhythm, breathing effort, muscle activities, and oxygen levels in the blood. These painless sensors are applied temporarily to the skin with cotton.
The Sleep Disorders Center has almost all of the comforts of home. Rooms are private and "hotel-like." They are equipped with a television, queen-size bed, and other amenities. The staff is friendly and helpful. They will provide you with full, easy-to-understand explanations of all the testing procedures.
Most healthcare insurance plans provide coverage for all or part of sleep testing and treatments for sleep disorders. However, coverage and policies can change frequently. Please be sure to check with your insurance company prior to making an appointment.
It is recommended that you first see your family doctor who will arrange a consultation and evaluation with the Center's Medical Director. A full report will be sent to your doctor following evaluation and required testing.