Mohammad Kagzi

As a trained professional working in the specialized field of sleep medicine, Dr. Mohammad Kagzi provides patients with a wide range of services to identify and alleviate sleep disorders. The sleep-related maladies treated by Dr. Kagzi at his practice, Midwest Sleep Institute, include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea (CSA), periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), and narcolepsy. OSA is the product of an airway blockage causing frequent interruptions to regular breathing patterns during sleep, whereas CSA results in breaks in breathing due to an impairment of the individual’s respiratory control mechanism. Dr. Mohammad Kagzi diagnoses OSA and CSA through overnight sleep studies in which physicians monitor a patient in a controlled sleeping environment to recognize and properly treat his or her ailment. Sleep apnea studies provided by Dr. Mohammad Kagzi include CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) titration studies; in these polysomnographs, a computer manages the patient’s breathing and airflow. Individuals with PLMD involuntarily move their limbs intermittently while sleeping. When determining whether a patient has PLMD, Dr. Mohammad Kagzi again utilizes overnight sleep studies to closely examine, over the course of his or her sleep cycle, any outward symptoms or neurological responses indicative of the disorder. To diagnose narcolepsy, a neurological problem causing an uncontrollable compulsion to sleep at inappropriate times, Dr. Mohammad Kagzi performs a different type of sleep study, often following a polysomnogram (the lab results of a polysomnograph). This sleep study is a multiple sleep latency test that consists of a series of monitored naps throughout the day. The test allows Dr. Kagzi to identify the condition and recommend a plan for proper treatment. Under the direction of Dr. Mohammad Kagzi, the polysomnographs conducted at Midwest Sleep Institute take place in a laboratory that offers rooms with domestic-style sleeping arrangements rather than hospital beds. These specially designed rooms help patients fall easily into their typical rest cycle, allowing Dr. Kagzi and his team to accurately evaluate the individual and arrive at a desirable method of treatment.