College Station Sleep Center Receives National Accreditation
Only Accredited Sleep Lab in the Brazos Valley
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (October 15, 2010) - The College Station Sleep Center has received national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The accreditation distinguishes College Station Sleep Center as meeting or exceeding national quality-of-care measures for sleep disorder treatment. College Station Sleep Center is the only accredited sleep center in the Brazos Valley.
“This is something we have been working towards for several years,” says Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD, of College Station Center for Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders and Medical Director for College Station Sleep Center. “This accreditation demonstrates that we meet the highest criteria to perform sleep studies. With these studies, we assist physicians in the diagnosis of sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and other common sleep and breathing disorders that plague thousands of Americans.”
A National Sleep Foundation poll released earlier this year showed approximately one third of all adults report less sleep than they need to function. The AASM estimated that one in 25 men; one in 50 women; and one in 10 people over the age of 65 have some form of sleep apnea. Approximately 35 million people suffer from insomnia.
Among the most commonly diagnosed sleep disorders are:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Primary Snoring
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
The AASM is committed to ensuring that those in the field of sleep medicine provide quality healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety, and quality of life.
About College Station Sleep Center:
College Station Sleep Center is a part of College Station Medical Center. It is under the direction of Dr. Rajesh Harrykissoon, board certified internal medicine physician specializing in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at College Station Medical Center. Dr. Harrykissoon also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center. Fellowship trained at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, his experience includes time and practice as a general practitioner and specialty consultant. Dr. Harrykissoon is the only fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist in the region. If you are interested in learning more about College Station Sleep Center, or to schedule a sleep study, call (979) 680-5312 or visit www.csmedcenter.com/sleep for more information
About College Station Medical Center:
College Station Medical Center is the longest continually running healthcare facility in Bryan/College Station and the Official Healthcare Provider for Texas A&M Athletics. Known widely as The Med, our hospital provides a full array of services from maternal/fetal medicine, cardiac care to cancer care. The Med employs over 500 people, most of whom are your neighbors and friends. We are here to support our community with good health and the finest in healthcare.