Heart health and respiratory care for the Adirondacks.

Respiratory Department

Adirondack Medical Center
2233 State Route 86
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 897-2388

The Cardiopulmonary Department at Adirondack Health supports our continuum of care with specialized testing for breathing and heart-related conditions.

The department is comprised of a Sleep Studies Lab, Respiratory Therapy and the EKG / Stress-testing staff.

Sleep Studies Lab
(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 within the Cardiopulmonary Department at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid. Initial polysomnographic testing is conducted by our experienced staff to detect a variety of sleep disorders.

Respiratory Therapy
(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