What Sets Us Apart
Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone are experienced in evaluating and treating infants and children with sleep apnea, a condition that causes frequent pauses in breathing during sleep. Our team includes otolaryngologists, who treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, as well as sleep medicine experts. Pulmonologists and craniofacial surgeons, who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and skull, are also involved in your child’s care.
Our experts collaborate to make an accurate diagnosis, determine the underlying cause of your child’s sleep apnea, and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
NYU Langone doctors also evaluate and manage obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Treatment at NYU Langone
Treatment for children with sleep apnea depends on the underlying cause and severity of your child’s condition. Some children may improve after using medication or devices to improve airflow during sleep. Others may need surgery to remove blockages in the airway or to correct certain facial features that can lead to sleep apnea.