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UR Medicine Comprehensive Sleep Center

About 70 million people in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. If you’re struggling with sleep disorder symptoms but not sure what type of doctor to see, you are not alone. As one of the only comprehensive sleep care centers in the Western New York region, we are here to guide you in the right direction and make the process of seeking treatment for a sleep disorder easier. Western New York's most experienced physicians are ready to help you make an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan to address a wide variety of sleep disorders. With a broad range of UR Medicine experts on our sleep team, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands.


Patient Information

We offer a variety of treatment options for a variety of sleep conditions.


Our Team

A multidisciplinary team of experts is ready to put your sleep worries to rest.


Meet With Us

Schedule your appointment today at our convenient Rochester, NY locations.

Conditions We Treat

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders (such as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome & Shift Work Sleep Disorder)
  • Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
  • Parasomnias (Sleep Walking, Sleep Talking, Sleep Terrors, and Dream Enactment)

Other Conditions That Can Affect Your Sleep:

  • Nose and sinus issues, such as nasal congestion, nasal obstruction from hypertrophic turbinates, nasal valve collapse or deviated nasal septum, nose bleeds, sinus infections, and nasal polyps
  • Post-facial trauma changes with breathing and sleep
  • Seasonal or environmental allergies
  • Throat obstructions
  • Masses and cancer workup
  • Acid reflux

Solutions We Offer

Treatments for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapies (devices that quietly deliver pressurized air through a small nose/face mask while you sleep)
  • Drug-induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) as part of a complete evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Positional therapy
  • Oral Appliance Therapy for simple snoring and mild OSA
  • Novel device therapeutics for snoring and mild OSA, including eXciteOSA®
  • Inspire® upper airway stimulation surgery for patients who do not experience success with CPAP therapy
  • Other surgical interventions, including: Expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP), Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for sleep apnea, surgical and nonsurgical treatment of nasal obstruction, and other upper airway surgeries as defined by individual anatomy
  • Weight Loss Programs: We partner with nutrition, lifestyle, and surgical weight loss treatment programs

Treatment for Insomnia

  • Behavioral sleep medicine program for treating insomnia with our highly experienced sleep psychologist, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and sleep restriction therapy

What Sets our Sleep Team apart?

Comprehensive Evaluations and Targeted, Personalized Care: Our center’s collaborative structure allows experienced UR Medicine doctors from multiple departments to communicate with each other about patients, and to address coexisting medical conditions that a patient might present with.

Helping Patients Navigate a Complex Condition: There are several types of physicians who treat sleep conditions, so knowing where to start can be hard sometimes. As new technology is constantly emerging to address sleep disorders, we guide patients to find the solution that works best for them. We are here to simplify the process for patients patients by connecting them with the correct care.  We are both patient-friendly and referring provider-friendly.

Expert Providers from Multiple Fields: Each of our sleep care team members at UR Medicine offers unique sleep-related expertise. Our team is made up of trusted providers, who are among the most experienced sleep specialists and surgeons in the region. The Sleep Medicine department also has a devoted team of CPAP specialists who help our patients adjust to using the device. Several teams at UR Medicine collaborate to provide care for sleep conditions, including:

Active Educational & Research Programs: Departments involved in the Sleep Center are committed to excellence in research and education. The Sleep Center hosts a robust sleep disorders fellowship, and trainees from all medical specialties learn from nationally recognized experts in sleep medicine. Several otolaryngology faculty members and residents have also been involved in research on obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults. In addition, enrollment in clinical trials is ongoing.

Care for the Body and Mind: The Sleep Center is home to a behavioral sleep medicine program, where patients with can work with a licensed mental health professional for treatment of insomnia. This program is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is an approach that helps you change actions or thoughts that contribute to your sleeping difficulties. It is a program that develops healthy sleep patterns, without the use of medications.