Changes in insurance reimbursement patterns over recent years have unfortunately contributed to the erosion of our in-lab sleep study volume. This, combined with the impact of the pandemic on the field of sleep medicine, caused us to limit our services in January of this year to home sleep studies only. The Sleep Disorders Center has been operating with a significantly reduced staff and are now unable to sustain even home sleep studies.
We have made the decision to officially close the Sleep Disorders Center effective October 29, 2021. We are in the process of communicating this change to our patients, community partners and key stakeholders. We will not accept any new orders for home sleep testing as of October 1, 2021. For current requests for patient records, please call the Sleep Disorders Center at 518-926-2330. Any requests for patient records after October 14, 2021 should be directed to Glens Falls Hospital, Health Information Management, (518) 926-5402 or fax (518) 926-5404.
Glens Falls Hospital’s responsibility to you and our entire community is to ensure that you have access to the broadest array of quality healthcare services possible. We have determined that there are other organizations in this region that continue to excel in providing sleep disorder services. We would not be making this decision unless we were fully confident that the care patients receive elsewhere would be as good as the care they receive today.
If you have questions regarding this correspondence, please contact Kerry Sumner, Director of Respiratory Care Services & Sleep Center at (518) 926-2082.
We are grateful for the dedicated service of our staff and medical director, Surendra Nevatia M.D., who has served in his role since 1998.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Glens Falls Hospital provides specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders to help expedite your future good health. The Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation is awarded to sleep centers that meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM, including personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance.
Symptoms of sleep disorders can include:
- Snoring, interrupted by periods of silence or pauses in breathing (Sleep Apnea)
- Snorting or gasping during sleep
- Morning headache
- Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day
- Sexual dysfunction
- Restless sleep
- Sleepy driving
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose the Sleep Disorders Center at Glens Falls Hospital?
- Professional Expertise: Patients are provided with comprehensive care through a coordinated team of consultants that includes specialists in all aspects of sleep medicine.
- State-of-the-Art Technology: Our lab features the most up-to-date diagnostic technology to monitor your breathing, heart rhythm and blood oxygen level, and all other aspects of your sleeping patterns.
- Continuity of Care: Your primary care physician remains in charge throughout the diagnosis and treatment of your sleep disorder.
- Patient Convenience: Our Sleep Center is located within Glens Falls Hospital, so you’ll be diagnosed and treated close to home.
- Staff: The Sleep Technologists are licensed Respiratory Therapists or Polysomnographic Technologists with specialized education and credentialing in sleep medicine.
How are sleep disorders treated?
Proper treatments depend on an accurate and appropriate diagnosis. Treatment options include positive airway pressure (PAP), weight loss programs, surgery, medications or dental appliances. We also offer home sleep testing for patients who qualify.
How do I make an appointment?
Referrals must be made by your primary care physician, pulmonologist or ENT specialist.
Will my insurance cover my care?
Most insurance plans cover the testing, treatments and durable medical equipment needed to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Consult your insurance contract or call your insurance company for specific details.