Center for Sleep Disorders

Center for Sleep Disorders
6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expwy.
Texas City, Texas 77591
409-938-5229

Sleep disorders negatively impact the health and quality of life for over 40 million Americans. The Center for Sleep Disorders at Mainland Medical Center specializes in diagnosing and treating patients who have sleep-related problems.

Providing a comprehensive approach, the Center offers a home-like atmosphere designed to help patients feel as comfortable as possible during their sleep evaluation. Registered technologists use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your sleep.

The most common sleep disorders?

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea – an intermittent obstruction in the throat, which causes breathing to stop.

The Center also specializes in treatment for other conditions including:

  • Parasomnias
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep/Wake Rhythm Disorders

How Does Overnight Testing Work?

Not all sleep disorders require an overnight sleep study. Persons referred for testing will spend one night (sometimes more) in a specially designed "home-like" sleeping area. Monitoring patches are carefully and painlessly placed on the patient. The sleep pattern information such as eye movement, heart rate, brain waves, breathing and airflow are recorded. The procedure is called "polysomnogram" (PSG). The PSG is a painless procedure, which permits patients to sleep normally. A technician is present throughout the night in the event a patient needs to go to the restroom, get a drink or has other needs.

Most insurance companies cover sleep disorder testing. As individual policies vary, you should contact your insurance provider to confirm what portions of the testing may be covered.

How are patients referred to the Sleep Center?

Patients are either self-referred or are referred by a primary care physician to receive a comprehensive consultation. This evaluation determines whether patients are scheduled overnight for further testing. Alternatively, a Primary Care Physician may request a PSG be performed. All tests are generally performed on an outpatient basis. Pre-authorization from the patient's insurance carrier should be obtained prior to being admitted for overnight testing.

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6801 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
Texas City,
TX
77591
409-938-5000
Physician Directory: 888-624-9451