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The Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of respiratory and sleep disorders.  Our Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physicians provide medical specialist consultations for sleep disorders and diseases affecting the chest.  Sleep psychology services are provided by our consultant psychologist.  Clinical services available at the Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre include:

Respiratory Medicine

  • Evaluation of respiratory symptoms including shortness of breath, cough, sputum, wheeze and chest pain
  • Diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of respiratory diseases:
    • Infection
    • Asthma
    • Emphysema and bronchitis
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Cancer
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung disease
    • Respiratory failure

Sleep Medicine

  • Investigation of the following symptoms:
    • Snoring, apnoeas and unrefreshing sleep
    • Daytime sleepiness
    • Insomnia
    • Abnormal sleep behaviour
  • Management of a variety of sleep disorders including:
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Narcolepsy
    • Periodic limb movement disorder
    • REM and non REM behaviour disorders
    • Insomnia including sleep psychologist review
  • Initiation and ongoing review of sleep apnoea treatments such as:
    • CPAP
    • Dental devices
    • Surgical intervention

Diagnostic & Treatment Services

  • Complex lung function testing (spirometry, lung volumes
    and diffusion)
  • Overnight oximetry
  • Sleep studies – diagnostic and treatment
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy (EBUS)
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