Respiratory Care

Cardiopulmonary care at Adirondack Health

Adirondack Medical Center

Phone: 518-897-2388

Our cardiopulmonary department, also referred to a the respiratory department, deals with breathing and heart-related conditions through testing and care plans.

If you get care from this department, you could have your sleep tested in the sleep studies lab, you could participate in respiratory therapy, or you could do an EKG stress test to measure the way your heart and lungs work.

Sleep Studies Lab

29 Church St.
Lake Placid, NY

Phone: 518-523-8559

Our goal is to ensure you sleep well at night to wake up refreshed. A chronic lack of restorative sleep can result in trouble concentrating, dozing while reading, driving or watching TV, irritability, lack of energy and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancer.

A registered polysomnographer technologist will conduct an overnight study for individuals with suspected sleep disorders. The results are reviewed by Dr. Sabieli Kabeli, a board certified pulmonologist, who will recommend the appropriate treatment.

The Adirondack Health Sleep Lab is located on the ground floor of Adirondack Medical Center - Lake Placid. Initial polysomnographic testing is conducted by our experienced staff to detect a variety of sleep disorders.

Respiratory Therapy

Phone: 518-897-2267

Our licensed Respiratory Therapists provide a combination of patient education and treatments for relief from breathing difficulties using state-of-the-art equipment in a warm and caring environment. Our comprehensive approach incorporates consultation with other health care professionals as part of the total health care team.

Our therapists specialize in pulmonary function testing for individuals needing an evaluation of the respiratory system. The pulmonary function testing results are reviewed by board-certified pulmonologist Dr. Bruce Bunn, who is a credentialed member of the Adirondack Health Medical Staff.

Pulmonary function tests are done to:

  • Diagnose certain types of lung disease (such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema)
  • Find the cause of shortness of breath
  • Measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affects lung function
  • Check lung function before someone has surgery

It also can be done to:

  • Assess the effect of medication
  • Measure progress in disease treatment