Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic experts who treat children for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea are pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists with extensive expertise in sleep medicine.

Pediatric sleep services are offered through the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. The center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and staffed by specialists, nurses and technologists trained in management of sleep disorders.

Depending on the cause of your child's pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, the treatment team might include pediatric specialists in ear, nose and throat conditions (otolaryngologists), brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), and lung and breathing conditions (pulmonologists). The team also might include pediatric specialists in mental health conditions (psychiatrists and psychologists), dental specialties (orthodontists and dentists), and specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The multidisciplinary nature of the team means specialists can manage children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic health care professionals see more than 1,000 children with pediatric obstructive sleep apnea each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for pulmonology, neurology & neurosurgery, heart & heart surgery, ear, nose & throat, and psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

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July 29, 2023