Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. It happens when breathing slows or stops for a few seconds or minutes.

Programs + Services


Ear, Nose + Throat (ENT) - Head + Neck Surgery

Tufts Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) in Boston treats a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat and sinuses.
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Weight and Wellness Center

The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center offers a top weight loss program that includes surgical and medical weight loss options to patients.
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Upper Airway Stimulation

Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA offers an implantable sleep therapy called Upper Airway Stimulation, which treats obstructive sleep apnea.
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Sleep Medicine Center

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for sleep disorders in adult and pediatric patients.
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Sleep conditions we treat

The Center for Sleep Medicine provides care to various sleep conditions including sleep apnea and insomnia through a multi disciplinary approach.
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Sleep disorder treatments

The Center for Sleep Medicine in Boston offers surgical and non surgical treatment plans from a multidisciplinary approach.
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Doctors + Care Team

Sajani N. Shah, MD

Sajani N. Shah, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, General Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6093
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery, trauma surgery

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Michael E. Tarnoff, MD

Michael E. Tarnoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, General Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6093
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery

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Laura K. Snydman, MD

Laura K. Snydman, MD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director of Medical Student Clerkships; Primary Care Physician; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-9712

Internal medicine, adult primary care, medical education, medical weight management

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Rajesh R.  Zacharias, MD

Rajesh R. Zacharias, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonologist; Associate Director of Critical Care, Hallmark Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary Medicine, including: general pulmonology, COPD, thoracic oncology and lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound and advanced bronchoscopy, pleural and interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infections. Critical Care Medicine, including: mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, ARDS, delirium in the ICU, shock, ICU outcomes. Sleep Medicine, including: obstructive sleep apnea, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy and hypersomnia.

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