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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Options. That’s exactly what we offer our patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. And that’s because we offer almost every reasonable treatment available for patients suffering from OSAS. And we do it all in one location.

It’s likely that if you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, you’ve been given only one option, positive airway therapy, often referred to as CPAP. While CPAP may be the best option for some patients, often there are other reasonable and effective alternative treatments that patients are never made aware of including oral appliances and sleep surgery.

Our practice is not biased on giving patients the one treatment choice we have; rather, our practice is focused on finding the most appropriate and effective therapy for each patient based on his or her sleep apnea severity, airway anatomy, overall health status, and our patient’s wishes.

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If you’d like to get started now, please call our office for an appointment: 281-606-1030 or schedule an appointment online.

Jeff Seale – Sleep Medicine Evaluation

Dr Ludwick changed my life!

My sleep apnea was so bad that I would stop breathing so often and my oxygen level would get so low that many doctors said I would not live past 30 years old if I did not get something done. Enter Dr. Ludwick. Other doctors wanted to take a radical... read more

Brenda Griggs – Sleep Medicine Evaluation

I became a patient of Dr. Ludwick a while ago, when I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I was first tested in the hospital facility. It was scary, with all the wires hooked to me, but the staff there was very nice, and I actually was able to sleep. I really didn’t know much... read more

Jill Ziegler – Sleep Medicine Evaluation

I am a patient of Dr. Ludwick’s and have been since October of 2007. He is a very talented diagnostician, extremely knowledgeable, incredibly caring about the being of his patients, and has a grand personality. I sought out Dr. Ludwick in the fall of 2007. My physical complaint was sinus drainage and a possible ear... read more

Zennetter Durley – Sleep Medicine Evaluation

If you’re looking for an ENT doctor with a caring nature, patience and a sense of humor, you’ve found him. I was a very impatient (grumpy) person after my surgery (Tonsillectomy, Septoplasty & UPPP). I was very hard to deal with and not a pleasure to be around. I found myself phoning the Dr’s... read more

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At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems.They also account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs each year, while the indirect costs due to lost productivity and other factors are probably much greater. Doctors have described more than 70 sleep disorders, most of which can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed. The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
If you snore and have daytime sleepiness or risk factors for heart attack or stroke (such as high blood pressure or diabetes), you should strongly consider talking to your family doctor about being evaluated by Dr. Ludwick and/or participating in a Sleep Study. You can also Request an appointment online.
Jeff Seale
Sleep Medicine

Dr Ludwick changed my life!

My sleep apnea was so bad that I would stop breathing so often and my oxygen level would get so low that many doctors said I would not live past 30 years old if I did not get something done. Enter Dr. Ludwick. Other doctors wanted to take a radical approach to my situation by combining several surgeries into one and even breaking my jaw and moving it forward!

Dr Ludwick took a much more conservative 1-2-3 “step” approach to the situation and decided to go one surgery at a time on an as needed basis. I could not have been more thankful for this!

Other doctors wanted to permanently disfigure me just to fix the problem. Dr. Ludwick did not view me as a problem that needed to be fixed, he understood I am a person and always kept my best interest and recovery in mind.

When my insurance company rejected post-surgery overnight ICU observation Dr. Ludwick personally called them and explained why it was necessary. Sure enough, as per Doc’s request, I was able to stay in observation. After being released from the hospital Dr. Ludwick even gave me his personal cell number to call 24/7 if there was any change in my recovery. He takes a great interest in his patients and makes every visit as personable as he can, sometimes even personally answering his office phones without the aid of his secretary.

Before Dr. Ludwick I was always tired, grumpy, and a mediocre student due to my condition. He vastly improved my life! I am no longer sluggish or grumpy and even went on to Sam Houston State University where I graduation with academic recognition.

My quality of life has never been better and I owe all to Dr. Ludwick!

Jeff Seale

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Jill Ziegler
Sleep Medicine Head and neck surgery

I am a patient of Dr. Ludwick’s and have been since October of 2007. He is a very talented diagnostician, extremely knowledgeable, incredibly caring about the being of his patients, and has a grand personality.

I sought out Dr. Ludwick in the fall of 2007. My physical complaint was sinus drainage and a possible ear infection as well as my husband insisting that I be checked for sleep apnea (he said he could hardly sleep because of my snoring).

I was greeted warmly by the office staff and filled out the initial paperwork for a new patient. After a very brief wait I was weighed (Ouch) and ushered into a waiting room. Within minutes I was joined by Dr. Ludwick. He was efficient and asked questions and actually listened to what I was describing. He was not impatient. He seemed to have all the time I needed to vice y concerns and ask my questions. Never once has he made me feel stupid or that I was wasting his time.

The outcome of the exam was that I needed to have a sonogram of my thyroid, a sleep apnea study; he prescribed a sinus rinse and a product called Flonase for my nasal congestion, indicated that I might have acid reflux and started me on Prevacid.

While my sinus and acid reflux were getting better, the news from the first sleep study was that, I did indeed have sleep apnea. It took a second sleep study to ascertain whether I needed a C-Pap or Bi-Pap machine. A Bi-pap was decided upon and I have had almost three years of peaceful, restful sleep. For me, who was not making in into REM sleep, and just thought I was an insomniac; this was a wake up call (pun intended). To sleep six to eight hours every night, to dream again, to wake up rested every morning is an amazing experience. I find that most days I wake up cheerful and look forward to the day. As opposed to dragging my self out of bed and knowing that the day is going to be a pain in the posterior.

As far as my thyroid goes…it’s gone. Dr. Ludwick was right and on January 11, 2008 at West Houston Hospital, he removed it. His stitching (I call it embroidery work) was so remarkable you can’t even see the scar.

In summation:

Would I recommend Dr. Ludwick to my friends? YES, unequivocally.
How high is my level of trust in Dr. Ludwick? VERY HIGH
Do I believe him to be knowledgeable? YES, extremely.
Does Dr. Ludwick treat his patients with respect? Yes, most definitely.
Does Dr. Ludwick take the time to listen and to answer my question fully? YES, always.
Is his office staff friendly, courteous, and efficient? Yes, with out exception.

Jill Ziegler

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Brenda
Brenda Griggs
Sleep MedicineAllergy and SinusSleep Lab

I became a patient of Dr. Ludwick a while ago, when I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I was first tested in the hospital facility. It was scary, with all the wires hooked to me, but the staff there was very nice, and I actually was able to sleep. I really didn’t know much about sleep apnea at that time.

I had my first visit in the office after the test results were in. The office is a very welcoming atmosphere, not like most medical offices a very cold, warm feeling. The staff immediately put me at ease. They were all very friendly and efficient. Dr. Ludwick explained what sleep apnea was and how it affected me. He answered all my questions in a way I understood. He took all the time with me I needed, and I never felt rushed.

I was then introduced to Marisol, who takes care of my CPAP machine, and answers any of my questions. I am still amazed at how much better I feel since I started using it. I needed a new sleep study a few months ago, and to my pleasant surprise the clinic for sleep study had been added to the office. It is fixed up as comfortable as your own home, (only you don’t have to make the bed). Every thing for your comfort is provided for. The technicians for the study are very nice, and again, explain everything to you and answer your questions.

I have allergy induced asthma for almost 20 years, and the Dr recommended allergy testing, which I had done in the office. I had a choice between the shots and drops, and I am just finishing up with my initial four month treatment, and will be starting on maintenance next week. I am already able to away with my allergy medicine most of the time now. I was dependent on it every day before I started. Claudia is the very nice person who administered my allergy testing, and keeps track of my drops for me.

I would like to thank all of you in the office for making me feel so comfortable there and welcome. It is like I am visiting friends, not “going to a Dr’s office. ” Thanks guys!

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Zennetter
Zennetter Durley
Sleep MedicineSleep Lab

If you’re looking for an ENT doctor with a caring nature, patience and a sense of humor, you’ve found him. I was a very impatient (grumpy) person after my surgery (Tonsillectomy, Septoplasty & UPPP). I was very hard to deal with and not a pleasure to be around. I found myself phoning the Dr’s office quite a few times in between my scheduled visits with questions and sometimes complaints. Dr. Ludwick and his staff (Marisol and Samantha) were always helpful and warm. They put me right at ease during my recovery. Just knowing they were a phone call away meant a lot to me. The overall outcome was a huge success. I no longer snore and there’s no need for a CPAP.

Zennetter Durley

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