VitalAire, whose clinicians have been treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for the past 30 years, announces the launch of the state-of-the-art Sleep Testing Laboratory, the first for VitalAire in Canada. OSA, a serious condition, is said to affect up to 20% of adult Canadians.
Today, 75% of OSA patients in Canada remain undiagnosed. With this new sleep testing laboratory, patients can now receive a prescribed overnight sleep study without having to wait. The VitalAire Sleep Laboratory is overseen by Medical Director Dr. Sean A. Gilman, board-certified in sleep medicine, as well as a team of VitalAire clinicians. The new Sleep Testing Laboratory is located at the Best Western (Suite 104, Mezzanine level) on Drummond Street in downtown Montreal.
With Dr. Gilman, VitalAire provides patients with a full range of diagnostic services to ensure that they receive evaluation, diagnosis and appropriate treatment in a quick and seamless manner. The referring GP generally conducts the follow-up.
“We are proud to now offer supervised overnight sleep testing services for our patients and referring physicians in Quebec. At the same time, we have expanded our in-home sleep testing services to cover our entire network of VitalAire Quebec sleep clinics, with the option of supervised overnight tests,” saidCecile Perraud, Regional Director for VitalAire Quebec.
In Quebec, VitalAire operates the cutting-edge Sleep Laboratory, along with 11 sleep clinics across the province, in Montreal East and Downtown, the West Island, Longueuil, Saint-Jerôme, Joliette, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec City, Valleyfield and Gatineau, as well as Sorel, which opened in the fall of 2012.