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For patients with sleep-related disorders we provide medical care services by physicians in cooperation with one another, with specializations in: Neuropsychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Metabolic Medicine, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics and Hypertension.
We treat mainly outpatients with sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea syndrome (adult and pediatric), hypersomnia (narcolepsy, recurrent hypersomnia, etc.), and parasomnias.
Patients undergo a medical interview and a questionnaire survey on subjective/objective symptoms, and are given blood tests, endoscopy (upper respiratory tract morphologic assessment), head MRI examination, and all-night polysomnography, if needed.
The Sleep Medical Center was formed in April 2006 as a functional unit; accordingly, it is not unified with the outpatient counter, and is not equipped with specialized facilities.
At present, sleep medical care services are provided in Pediatrics, Neuropsychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Metabolic Medicine, Geriatrics and Hypertension, and the Division for Oral and Facial Disorders (Osaka University Dental Hospital).
Individual physicians perform various sleep-related medical services including lifestyle guidance, sleep hygiene guidance, and medication from the standpoint of their own specialty; CPAP treatment, oral appliance (mouthpiece), surgical treatment, and nutritional guidance are provided to patients with sleep apnea syndrome.
The Sleep Medical Center is composed of: Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology, Geriatrics and Hypertension, Metabolic Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dermatology, Neurology and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neuropsychiatry, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Urology, Nuclear Medicine, and the Division for Oral and Facial Disorders (Osaka University Dental Hospital).
A physician (at a local medical institution) must make an appointment for a first consultation via the Social Service Department before a patient can have consultation. If you have any questions, contact the appropriate clinical section: Neuropsychiatry (all sleep-related disorders), Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (sleep apnea syndrome), or Pediatrics (pediatric sleep-related disorders), or Geriatrics and Hypertension(sleep apnea syndrome).
|First visit||8:30 am to 11:00 am|
|Revisit||8:30 am to 11:30 am|
|Revisit with appointment||8:30 am to 3:00 pm|
※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.
Monday to Friday
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3