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December 5, 2017

All too often, I see patients suffering from a chronically blocked and stuffy nose, whose problem is being caused in large part by the very medication they are using to treat their symptoms. Nasal decongestant sprays come in many different disguises. While many people...

November 29, 2017

Most people understand that smoking is bad for your health. The links between tobacco smoking and diseases like lung cancer, COPD/emphysema, heart disease, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) are undeniable and well established. All of these conditions can...

November 20, 2017

A blocked nose is undeniably uncomfortable. Anyone who has ever had a cold can tell you that. But did you know that chronic nasal obstruction can have many negative effects on health? Here, we'll touch on several of the most significant health benefits of nasal breathi...

November 14, 2017

Until 4 days ago, patients with Anthem-Blue Cross Blue Shield plans were denied coverage for balloon sinus dilation on the grounds that this procedure was "investigational" and therefore "not medically necessary." They held this position for quite some time, despite ne...

November 8, 2017

For patients suffering from recurrent or chronic sinusitis that fails to respond adequately to medical management, sinus surgery can offer substantial relief. While an important part of the management of chronic sinus disease, surgery should not be seen as a stand-alon...

November 8, 2017

The benefits of breathing through your nose cannot be overstated. A blocked nose is uncomfortable, causing dry mouth, poor sleep quality, and sensation of lack of oxygen. Nasal obstruction is a major complaint of many patients that come to see me. Many conditions can c...

November 8, 2017

High pressure balloons have been used for decades for various medical indications. Most well-known is their use in angioplasty, a method of remodeling the inside of blood vessels in the heart and other areas. More recently, this technology has been adapted as a minimal...

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