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Sleep Disorders Lab

Since its establishment, the St. Francis Sleep Disorders Lab has been dedicated to providing the most advanced treatments and state-of-the-art equipment.  As the first hospital in the area to perform Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) Titrations for central sleep apnea patients with congestive heart failure or atrial fibrillation, St. Francis Sleep Disorders Lab sets itself apart from others.  Highly experienced physicians, supported by a skilled professional staff, provide excellent customer service and quality patient care.

In addition to accreditation from The Joint Commission, we have also earned national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).   Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.

Among the diagnostic tests we perform are:

  • Diagnostic PSG
  • CPAP Titration
  • BIPAP Titration
  • ASV Titration
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSTL)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Home Sleep Testing (HST)

Our Staff

Our experienced staff includes Registered Sleep Technologists who assist in the evaluation and follow-up care of patients with sleep disorders.  Sleep technologists interact directly with patients by assisting the board-certified sleep medicine physician with diagnostic testing. Sleep technologists also score sleep tests prior to the physician’s interpretation, and assist patients with their home sleep tests. Each sleep technologist has completed special training and obtained certification a credentialing body such as the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

Our staff also includes Sleep Technicians and Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Physicans include:

Dr. Bipin Patel, Medical Director
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Board-Certified in Pulmonology

Dr. Bahadir Baris
Board-Certified Pulmonologist
Board-Certified in Critical Care Medicine
Specializing in COPD, Asthma, & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Jagdish Sidhpura
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Board-Certified Neurologist
Board-Certified in Stroke Neurology

More About Sleep Disorders

To learn more about sleep disorders, visit, an information resource provide by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Or click on any of the links below.


One of the most common disorders we treat is sleep apnea, a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. Your brain and body becomes oxygen deprived and you may wake up. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night. The lack of oxygen your body receives can have negative long-term consequences for your health, including higher risks for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression. To learn more about sleep apnea, click here: Sleep Apnea.

To take a self-test to see if you might be a risk for sleep apnea, visit this link:

What to expect if you are a patient

Learn more about what to expect if you are a patient by visiting this section: Your Sleep Study

Here are forms and questionnaires you’ll need to complete if you are a patient.

Our Location

St. Francis Sleep Disorders Lab
Building H, Suite 101
2300 Manchester Expressway
Columbus, Georgia 31904