This full-service, exclusively pediatric sleep center is here to deliver complete care for all
pediatric sleep disorders.
Our Sleep Center is located in Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. Patients can be
treated in person or via In-Touch, our telehealth platform used in satellite clinics.
Your sleep doctor will perform a clinical evaluation and develop a sleep care plan for your child based on the concerns of the parents/caregivers and the primary care provider. The sleep care plan can include diagnostic testing such as a sleep study, strategic behavioral changes, referral to various specialties such as ENT and clinical follow-ups.
We manage all pediatric sleep disorders. In addition, we can help caregivers recognize when a
child’s particular sleep can be considered developmentally appropriate or a variant of normal,
and when further evaluation is needed.
CPAP Clinic Non-Invasive Ventilation is the cornerstone of non-surgical therapy for patients with Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea. In the Driscoll Pediatric Sleep Center, we manage patients’ therapies including CPAP, BiPAP, BiPAP-ST, AVAPS, low-flow Oxygen and Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula.
Successful CPAP therapy requires:
In the CPAP clinic, we strive to identify and overcome potential barriers to excellent CPAP adherence. Coordinated Sleep Evaluation (CSE) The evaluation and management of significant sleep-disordered breathing (Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea) often requires a combination of sleep clinic evaluation and sleep lab testing (diagnostic sleep study). Patients who ultimately will require the use of CPAP also need another sleep study (PAP Titration study) as well as possibly mask fitting and CPAP desensitization in the clinic. For patients who need to travel to Corpus Christi, particularly from the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo areas, the multiple trips needed may prevent them from accessing adequate evaluation and management of their breathing problems in sleep. Keeping with Driscoll’s mission of delivering exceptional pediatric healthcare to the children of South Texas, the Driscoll Pediatric Sleep Center is happy to offer Coordinated Sleep Evaluations(CSE) to minimize travel to Corpus and expedite diagnosis and access to CPAP when indicated. Overview A CSE is a 2-day and 1-or 2-night evaluation exclusively for OBSTRUCTIVE and CENTRALSLEEPAPNEA, consisting of:
How it Works Your PCP sends us the necessary paperwork to refer you for a CSE at the Driscoll Pediatric Center. We then:
Sleep Study: What to expect
A sleep study, also known as a Polysomnography, involves monitoring the sleep of your child to
evaluate for various sleep disorders. While there are a lot of wires involved, as well as a lot of
sticky pads, the procedure is painless.
The setup for the sleep study includes:
Getting to Your Sleep Study
A sleep study is an overnight test. A caregiver will have to stay with the patient for the duration of the study.
How to prepare for a Sleep Study
Call 361-694-5000 or your