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Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Services of Florida

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Welcome to Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Services of Florida

Man sleeping with his CPAP machine attached

Sleep quality is measured by its efficiency and sleep duration. Good sleep has been shown to have a significant impact on your metabolism, neurologic wellbeing and restoration of the immune system. Sleep loss can result from many different types of sleep disorders. Over time, a sleep deficit can lead to reduced attention, poor executive function, difficulties coordinating newly learned skills and mood decline. Sleepiness and fatigue are implicated as a key risk factor in over half of all fatal auto-accidents involving trucks. More than 80 different types of sleep disorders are currently defined. In 2009 the National Sleep Foundation reported that 46% of people reported inadequate sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), was first published in the medical literature in 1965. Extensive research has since been conducted on sleep disordered breathing. Recent data indicates that OSA may affect up to 34% of men and 17% of women in the United States. We know now that Age, gender, body mass index (BMI), and race are important factors that predispose patients to OSA. Dr. Phillip Nye received his fellowship training in sleep medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is qualified to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders in both adults and children. In addition to practicing sleep medicine, Dr. Nye is an anesthesiologist, board certified with the American Board of Anesthesia.

With CPAP: open airway illustration
Without CPAP: airway partially obstructed illustration

At Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Services of Florida, we provide a number of important services including: out-patient anesthesia support and office-based sleep medicine services with in lab polysomnography testing. We also provide a unique cloud-based service, allowing us to adjust and improve your CPAP treatment remotely. Our electronic medical record system is integrated to provide HIPPA compliant telehealth consults.

Our facility is accredited with the American Academy of sleep Medicine and we utilize the latest technology in home sleep apnea testing equipment for diagnosing sleep related breathing disorders. We also facilitate and interpret in-lab sleep studies, indicated for sleep related movement disorders, complex sleep disordered breathing, parasomnia and disorders related to hypersomnia. In lab sleep studies may include: polysomnography, CPAP / BiPAP titration, MWT and MSLT studies. We work closely with dentists certified in designing oral appliances as an alternative option for selected patients with mild sleep apnea.

Dr. Nye is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA), a prestigious honor in the specialty as it indicates a superior level of service, leadership, advocacy and education that distinguish Fellows from their peers. He has been a resident of Vero Beach since 2006. "I am tremendously grateful to be a part of this community and we strive to provide the best medical care for all our patients”.

Sleep Medicine Services of Florida is committed to providing patients with the safest, most current evidence-based treatments options for sleep disorders. Dr. Nye currently serves on advisory committees for both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. He is also an active member of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologist and American Society of Anesthesiologists. He is one of less than ten board certified anesthesiologists in the country, formally trained in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.