MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center opened its state-of-the-art Laboratory for Sleep Disorders in February, 2011. The sleep lab's facility and staff offer patients detailed evaluation, diagnosis, and follow-up, all in a dedicated sleep medicine facility designed for patient comfort and safety. An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. Sleep problems contribute to a variety of serious chronic health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, and congestive heart failure.
Quiet and Comfort for your Sleep Study
Hospital leaders spent several years working with architects and designers to create a facility that caters to patient comfort and ensures patient safety. The six-bed sleep lab offers all private rooms and comfort amenities like roomy adjustable beds designed for sleep medicine patients, private showers, and flat-screen televisions in each room. Each room is quiet with independent temperature controls and soothing decor. All of the sleep lab's amenities accommodate the special needs of bariatric patients. The technician-to-patient ratio is 1:2, ensuring that patients will be closely monitored throughout their sleep studies.
Cutting-Edge Sleep Medicine Technology
The sleep lab offers the most up-to-date technology available in sleep medicine. The leading edge monitoring sys- tem allows technicians to monitor a wide range of physiological changes over the course of a patient's sleep study, including changes in brain waves, oxygen levels, respiratory effort, limb movement, and carbon dioxide output.
Patient Education and Follow-Up
Unlike many sleep centers, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center offers the complete continuum of diagnostic and treatment options for sleep disorders: evaluation, treatment plan design, patient education, and long- term follow up. As part of the diagnostic process, each patient receives a thorough evaluation by board-certified sleep medicine specialist and sleep lab medical director Bahram Redjaee, MD, FCCP, FAASM.
Because the lab is associated with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, patients have easy access to a variety of talented specialists who can help address the causes of sleep problems including ear, nose & throat specialists, endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons, neurologists, and psychiatrists as well as weight management and cardiac risk reduction programs.
Meet Our Medical Director
Bahram Redjaee, MD, FCCP, FAASM is the medical director of the hospital's Sleep Disorders Laboratory. Dr. Redjaee has been practicing medicine in Southern Maryland for over 20 years. His particular areas of interest include sleep-related breathing disorders such as obstructive and central sleep apnea as well as narcolepsy. He enjoys working with patients to discover the causes underlying their sleep problems and helping them correct them with education and treatment.
Dr. Redjaee is board certified in three specialties: internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Sleep Disorder Association, and Med Chi. In addition to his work with the sleep disorders lab, Dr. Redjaee also serves as the medical director of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center's Asthma and Allergy Center as well as the hospital's pulmonary department.
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735