NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Otolaryngologist Dr. Lisa A. Liberatore, introduces a new division of her Lexington ENT practice called New York Sinus and Sleep Medicine PC, located on the Upper East Side of New York City. Dr. Liberatore uses a unique and comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to effectively treat common sleep disorders. "Our goal at New York Sinus & Sleep Medicine is to reduce the detrimental effects of poor sleep on the total health and wellness of the patient."
Dr. Liberatore has selected some of the finest professionals in sleep medicine to provide an accurate evaluation and a customized diagnosis of all sleep disorders. This integrated team approach enables them to formulate a customized treatment plan to address each patient's specific sleep challenges. The patient's progress is then effectively communicated to the patients Primary Care Physician in a concise and timely fashion, via their proprietary and succinct Progress Report. Patient convenience is increased by the team working closely together in coordinating each patient's care with the goal of achieving restorative, healthy sleep.
In addition, Dr. Liberatore has developed her own Sleep Algorithm and options for treatment that involves integrating a Dream Team™of Specialists. First and foremost each patient starts by seeing an Otolaryngologist for a thorough head and neck exam to determine if there is any anatomical nasal obstruction to breathing. If significant findings are identified, a minimally invasive procedure or sinus surgery could be the best treatment option. Some of these procedures include a technology the practice is highly skilled at, Balloon Sinuplasty™or Pillar Implants, both of which can be performed either in their NYS Certified In-Office Surgical Facility or one of the nearby ambulatory surgery centers or hospitals. Dr. Liberatore has privileges at Manhattan Eye & Ear Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Surgical Center.
Patients may be recommended for an At-Home or In-Lab, Overnight Sleep Study also known as a Polysomnography. All sleep study results are evaluated by their Board Certified Sleep Specialist. Quite often CPAP, the Gold Standard treatment for Sleep Apnea, is prescribed. CPAP uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. Usually a mask is worn at night during sleep, providing Continuous Positive Airway Pressure to open the air passageway so that improved breathing can occur and blood can be oxygenated.
In addition, patients are advised on techniques that include good sleep hygiene and on how to eliminate the habits that can contribute to sleep disorders. Physicians may also recommend medications that have been shown to effectively and safely treat certain sleep disorders such as Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome and Narcolepsy.
Insomnia and anxiety are very common problems linked to sleep disorders and health issues. When this is the case, the staff Psychotherapist may recommend Behavior Modification Therapy. Under the guidance of a Psychotherapist, strategies are implemented to help limit anxiety and the psychological barriers to sleep.
Another important member of the Dream Team™is the Dental Sleep Specialist who recommends custom-made oral appliances required to treat mild to moderate Sleep Apnea. CPAP intolerant patients can also be fitted and dispensed by the In-Office Board Certified Dentist, saving valuable time and money. These appliances are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
Poor diet and lack of proper exercise can be the cause of many sleep disorders. These deficiencies are identified and can be treated by the Nutritional Consultant or Lifestyle Manager, who offers many weight management programs, as well as diet plans and fitness instruction. On rare occasions patients may be recommended for Bariatric Surgery in order to maintain a healthy weight if these techniques are not enough.
Dr. Liberatore's multi-disciplinary team approach is gaining national recognition and growing in their success in treating many patients who need to breathe, sleep and live better. You can get more information by visiting www.lexingtonENT.com.