Dr. Mansfield explains how he diagnoses a patient with sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is diagnosed in two ways – first, a thorough and careful history looking for the types of things that I described. Second, looking at the comorbidities of sleep apnea – diabetes, high blood pressure etcetera. And then lastly an analysis of sleep, and the analysis of sleep can be done in the home, in what we call a home diagnostic study, or it can be done in the laboratory where a lab will test you with a one-night sleep.
About Dr. Mansfield, M.D.:
At the Senta Clinic, Dr. Perry Mansfield specializes in diseases related to head and neck oncology. Nationally recognized leader in skull base disorders, Dr. Mansfield created and developed one of the premiere centers for skull base surgery in the Southwestern United States. His role as a head and neck oncologist focuses on tumors of the anterior and middle skull base, such as squamous cell carcinomas and other disorders of salivary glands and sinuses.