Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

Professional services at the sleep disorders program include patient evaluation, analysis of sleep study results, diagnosis of any sleep disorders and recommendations for follow up treatment, including surgery if necessary.

A Hospital Based Program

Featuring a hotel-like environment, with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and even a complimentary continental breakfast, our sleep disorders program is a unique hospital-based program that offers quality care and sleep disorder management in a comfortable and safe location convenient to residents of the communities of Los Gatos, San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

The goal of the program is to meet the growing need within the community of sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea which is a common disorder often associated with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, neurological issues such as depression and obesity.

Professional services at the sleep disorders program include patient evaluation, analysis of sleep study results, diagnosis of any sleep disorders and recommendations for follow up treatment, including surgery if necessary.

To ensure continuity of care, the patient may be referred to a sleep surgeon for surgery; to a dentist for oral appliance therapy; to a cardiologist, endocrinologist or other specialist to follow up on underlying causes, or be given a prescription for a device that can be used at home to regulate breathing during sleep.
 

Sleep Study

Image of the Sleep Lab Bedroom at El Camino Hospital
Patients usually check in for the sleep study around 7:30 p.m., at the main hospital reception area at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos. A sleep technologist will escort you to the Sleep Lab, and explain everything that will happen during your visit. You will have a comfortable, private bedroom and bathroom with a pleasant, hotel-like atmosphere. A central monitoring area, where the technicians monitor sleeping patients, is located nearby.  

The sleep study, called polysomnography, involves monitoring your body while you sleep. A technician records electrical brain and muscle activity, and measures your breathing throughout the night. The entire process takes approximately 12 hours from check in to check out.
 

Diagnosis and Management

After the physician sleep specialist analyzes your data, he or she will schedule an appointment to discuss next steps. You will be managed through our comprehensive program which offers a full range of medical, surgical and dental solutions for obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment options may include:

  • A prescription for a device that can be used at home to regulate your breathing during sleep
  • An evaluation by a dental sleep specialist for consideration of a dental appliance used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • A consultation with a sleep apnea surgeon to discuss a full range of treatment options from simple soft tissue surgeries to the most sophisticated maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery

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