Pediatric Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialist Serves Houston Suburbs with Personal Attention - Dr. Sarat Susarla joins Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists

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Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country, but the suburbs continue to face a shortage of full-time pediatric specialists. Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists proudly announces that Dr. Sarat Susarla has stepped into that void to meet the needs both of infants as well as children/teens with asthma and other lung disorders.

Working closely with families and primary care doctors while providing timely access, we can make a difference.

Imagine driving your distressed child with asthma through 1 to 2 hours of traffic to see her specialist. Until the summer, patients and families had to face an hour or more traffic to access pediatric specialists in the Houston medical center. No more.

Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists is proud to announce that Dr. Sarat Susarla has joined our practice to provide both pediatric pulmonary & asthma care as well as sleep medicine services to the Greater Houston area.

With dual board certification in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine, Dr. Susarla cares for young people with a wide spectrum of respiratory disorders. Dr. Susarla welcomes consultation for infants, children, and young adults with asthma, chronic cough, wheezing, pneumonia, exercise intolerance, and respiratory problems related to prematurity.

Dr Susarla brings an expert perspective to asthma care, “I want to work with parents and community physicians to get children with asthma out of the hospital and emergency room. Working closely with families and primary care doctors while providing timely access, we can make a difference.”, said Susarla.

A pediatric pulmonologist specializes in a wide range of common and rare respiratory disorders. Dr. Susarla describes the scope of his work “Asthma is very common, but chronic respiratory problems in kids can have numerous causes. Sometimes children have symptoms very similar to asthma, but it turns out their real diagnosis is actually very different.”

Dr. Susarla offers advanced onsite lung function testing, exercise testing, as well as same-day urgent appointments. Dr. Susarla is the only private pediatric pulmonologist serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Memorial / West Houston area. He has staff privileges at a number of local hospitals including Texas Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Herman Hospital, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

Dr. Susarla serves many of Houston's neonatal intensive care units assisting in complex cases and easing the transition to home. One of his special areas of expertise is apnea and in infancy and chronic respiratory disease in former premature infants.

Dr. Susarla also cares for children and adults with snoring, sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, and insomnia. With advanced training at Texas Children’s Hospital / Baylor College Medicine and board certification in adult and pediatric sleep medicine, he brings a unique perspective to the field as a specialist in respiratory disorders.

“We don’t recognize sleep problems in children as readily as we do in adults. They are more likely to show signs of inattentiveness and hyperactivity. Often children with sleep problems behave very similarly to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”.

As a sleep specialist, Dr. Susarla works with a rare combination of neurology and pulmonary sleep specialists.    Dr. Susarla joins Dr. Joshua Rotenberg and Dr. Melissa Jones, pediatric neurologists. “Dr. Susarla adds breadth to our pediatric specialty team. “ said Rotenberg. “We offer a unique and personal service to our community.”

Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists is a regional practice with offices in San Antonio and Houston formed with the mission to offer accessible academic level specialty care to Texans. The four founding partners were sleep specialists within their own medical specialty. The cross-disciplinary group offers pediatric specialty care with a broad perspective to the care of people with complex illness. "We aspire to be the experts on the science of disease and the guides for patients experiencing illness and treatment." said Dr. Avie Grunspan, a TMSS sleep specialist in San Antonio. "Dr. Susarla shares this vision."

For further inquiries call Dr. Sarat Susarla at Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists at 713-464-4107 or

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