Meet Dr.Tantuco

About Dr. Tantuco: The Houston doctor for sleep disorders

There is nothing worse than being unable to get a good night’s sleep. It is awful to feel sleepy or inattentive during your busy school or work day. When you don't sleep well, you know your quality of life suffers but did you know sleep disorders can lead to stroke or heart disease?

More than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder but many fail to ever recognize it and are thus, prevented from having a better quality of life. If your sleep disorder is left untreated, it can endanger your physical and mental health. Even snoring, daytime sleepiness, and other symptoms can be signs of a serious problem. Good sleep is as necessary to life as good nutrition and exercise.

We understand that poor quality sleep affects many of us, and it deserves attention from a medical professional that truly understands all aspects of sleep and insomnia. If you are having sleep related issues or a sleep disorder you may benefit from the help of a Sleep Medicine specialist. Dr. Irvin C. Tantuco is a Sleep Disorders physician in Houston, TX, who is also a qualified pulmonary physician. Irvin loves working with patients and is a passionate advocate of sleep health and actively promotes education, research, and advocacy in sleep medicine. His clinic offers  comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service for patients with primary sleep disorders including; obstructive sleep apnea, hypopnea, upper air way resistance syndrome, periodic limb movement disorders, Bruxism, parasomnias and more.

Thanks to his broad experience and qualifications, Dr. Irvin C. Tantuco has expertise in diagnosing and treating all forms of sleep disorders. Dr. Tantuco received his Doctor of Medicine, from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines - Benemeritus (honors) in oral examinations and B.S., in Medical Technology, from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Magna cum laude (honors). In 1998, Dr. Tantuco left academia to start his private practice. His education and experience has provided him a unique perspective into a wide scope of sleep related health issues. He has been helping people in Houston, TX and surrounding areas suffering from a sleep disorder for almost two decades. He offers sleep testing in a comfortable environment, hi staff is warm and inviting, the patients are always treated with respect, concern and consideration.

Dr. Tantuco is happily married to Melanie Tantuco. In his free time, Dr. Tantuco enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and taking care of his two school-aged children.

Dr. Irvin C. Tantuco measures his success by patient outcomes and the quality of personalized care he provides, he feels that all his patients deserve an individualized approach because no treatment works for everyone, so he always works closely with his patients to develop the treatment plan that is right for them while paying attentions to their individual needs. He strives to provide the latest and very best in sleep medicine to his patients. His clinic is conveniently and centrally located in downtown Houston, providing time-tested and the best in class treatment of sleep disorders.

. Below are some of the most common sleep issues that Dr. Tantuco can help you with:

  • snoring
  • poor sleeping habits
  • shortness of breath during sleep
  • obstructive sleep apnea, which is often described as brief cessations of breathing throughout sleep
  • restless legs syndrome (RLS), which is best described as "creepy crawly" sensations in your legs, but can also occur in the arms
  • excessive daytime sleepiness, which is usually a consequence of too little or very disrupted sleep
  • insomnia, which is characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both
  • kicking or punching during sleep
  • low oxygen during sleep
  • narcolepsy, a lifelong disorder of the central nervous system that makes it difficult or impossible for a person to maintain any state or stage of sleep or wakefulness
  • preoperative sleep apnea screening
  • shift work sleep problems
  • sleep walking

If you or a loved one is currently experiencing Sleep Apnea or a Sleep Disorder Dr. Tantuco is here to help. Please feel free to contact the best in class, top rated Sleep Medicine Doctor in Houston today. Call Now at (713) 524-3900 and speak with one of our friendly representatives regarding your sleep issues.