Dr. Kutty, who comes to Gottlieb from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine as well as sleep medicine.
“Gottlieb has an expanding sleep lab and respiratory unit and we are looking to Dr. Kutty to help us further our reach,” said Laura Concannon, MD, MBA, FACP, chief medical officer, Gottlieb. “Dr. Kutty can further build respiratory and the sleep lab as integrated services at Gottlieb for the betterment of our patients and convenience of our physicians.”
Dr. Kutty received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. He completed his residency and internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts in biology.
Gottlieb’s sleep laboratory provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea (shallow or irregular breathing during sleep) and narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness). The multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists includes neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists and oral/maxillofacial surgeons. Sleep studies (called polysomnography) are sometimes needed for evaluation of problems such as sleep-related epilepsy, periodic limb-movement disorders and parasomnia (includes bedwetting, sleepwalking and nightmares).
Patients are evaluated in comfortable, homelike private bedrooms that are equipped with electronic devices for monitoring the patient’s physiological processes and an infrared, closed- circuit TV monitor to observe the patient’s sleep. Registered sleep technologists perform the study. A written and graphical report with findings and recommendations for treatment is prepared by the neurologist and forwarded to the referring physician.
Patients with snoring problems and sleep apnea are assessed and treatment is determined by the multidisciplinary team. Multiple sleep latency tests also may be performed during the day to confirm the presence of daytime sleepiness and to diagnose narcolepsy.
- Continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP)
- Corrective laser procedure
- Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)
- Other highly specialized procedures, designed to help stop snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
Patient suites and the Sleep Laboratory are conveniently located in the Diagnostic Center, on the hospital’s main floor. Certain procedures, such as LAUP, are performed on the Maywood campus. To learn more about the sleep lab and respiratory, call (708) 538-4917 or visit gottliebhospital.org.