Sleep Center
Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center

Expert Care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cincinnati Children’s Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center, formerly known as the Upper Airway Center, brings together a team of experts to help your child sleep better. We combine our specialties to create a complete treatment plan that’s personalized for your child’s specific symptoms and condition.

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome creates breathing problems when a child sleeps. This condition causes the child’s throat to narrow or close during sleep, which means breathing starts and stops. OSA disrupts sleep, which can lead to behavioral problems, learning difficulties or more serious medical issues.

Why Choose Us

  • We can treat complex OSA or sleep apnea that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
  • We take a team approach to treatment that includes ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons; sleep physicians; pulmonary experts; plastic surgeons; genetic counselors and dietitians.
  • We have 10 pediatric doctors who are board certified in sleep medicine. That group includes three ENT surgeons who specialize in sleep disorders — more than any other pediatric sleep clinic in the country.
  • Our surgeons are some of the most experienced in the country. They have performed more than 1,000 ENT surgeries and more than 100 craniofacial surgeries for OSA.
  • For patients who can’t travel, we offer telemedicine and virtual visits with the entire Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center team.
  • We create treatment plans that not only help your child’s symptoms, but also fit your family’s needs and preferences.
  • Online Second Opinions – Our nationally-recognized specialists provide online second opinions to help families better understand a diagnosis and make informed care decisions.

Conditions Treated

A patient in our Upper Airway clinic.
We diagnose and care for children with upper airway obstruction and sleep apnea with underlying conditions such as craniofacial anomalies and skeletal dysplasia.   Read More

Clinical Research

A patient in our Upper Airway clinic.
Team members at the Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center are part of an NIH grant-funded research study to better evaluate and treat sleep apnea. Read More

Contact / Refer

A mother and child in our Upper Airway clinic.
To make a referral to the Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center, please contact us. Read More