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Education

The following public information is provided for your convenience. It is general information and does not take the place of one of our physicians conducting a complete examination.

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Videos

The Sinus Balloon system is used to open blocked sinus ostium, which is gently dilated…

Propel - Mometasone Furdate Implant

PROPEL is the first and only product in sinus surgery clinically proven with Level 1-A evidence to maintain surgical results.

PROPEL maintains the opening created during surgery by reducing post-operative scarring, inflammation, polyposis and middle turbine lateralization. Reducing such scarring and inflammation is essential to improve long-term outcomes and reduce the need for revision surgery.

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Ears, Hearing and Balance

Wax Removal

The ear canal is lined with hair follicles and glands that produce a waxy oil called cerumen. The wax will most often…

Hearing Loss

There are two main types of hearing loss. One happens when your inner ear…

Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum which may be caused by repeated infections or an inward tear of the eardrum which can allow skin into the middle ear. Cholesteatomas often develop…

Ear Tubes

Ear tube insertion involves placing tubes through the eardrums. The eardrum is…

Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children…

Dizziness and Balance Disorder

When you’re dizzy, you may feel lightheaded or lose your balance. If you feel that the room is spinning…

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound. People who…

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal. The medical term for…

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or…

Roadmap to Managing your Tinnitus

If your tinnitus symptoms continue beyond a week, or become a significant burden, you should seek medical attention from a trained healthcare professional. At…

Acoustic Trauma

One time powerful sounds can cause damage to the ear drum and hearing loss…

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Nose and Sinus

Nasal Congestion

A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to…

Nose Fracture

A nose fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, or in the sidewall or septum (structure that divides…

Nosebleed

A nosebleed is loss of blood from the tissue lining the nose. Bleeding most often occurs in…

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is surgery performed to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the structure inside the nose that separates the nose into…

The Snot Test

The following questionnaire is intended to help define your symptoms and provide valuable information and insights for your doctor. Answer the…

Sinusitis

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or…

Snoring and Sleep Disorder

Snoring is the sound you make when your breathing is blocked while you are asleep. The sound is caused by…

Sinuplasty

Dealing with nasal and sinus disease has dramatically benefited from recent technological ….

Day Care Kids

Caring for our childrenwhile both parents work has become a vital necessity for millions of American families…

Deviated Septum

Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity; it is composed of a central supporting skeleton covered on each side by a mucous membrane. Most nasal septum are…

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Neck and Throat

Tonsils & Adenoids

Tonsils and adenoids are the body’’s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that…

Voice & Swallowing Disorders

If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot…

Chewing Tobacco has Wicked History

Chewing or smokeless tobacco, even with the publicity warnings for US citizens by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), plus campaigns sponsored by organized baseball and medical societies, is still in our schools….

Sleep Apnea

Here are the Ten Commandments for Healthy Sleep

Set regular times for going to bed and for getting up

This helps set your body’s internal clock and optimizes the quality of your sleep. Choose a bed time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn too much. If you are getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock, you may need an earlier bedtime.

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in your mouth.….

Sore Throat

You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include…

Snoring & Sleep Disorders

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

With obstructive sleep apnea your breathing pauses while you are asleep because your airway has become narrowed or…

Hoarseness

Hoarseness refers to a difficulty making sounds when trying to speak. Vocal sounds may be…

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Allergy

Allergy

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies…

Allergy Testing

Allergy skin tests are used to find out which substances cause a person to have an allergic reaction. There are three common methods of…

Asthma and Sleep Disturbance

Asthma, known as reactive airway disease, is a chronic lung condition that affects approximately 20 million Americans, according to the…

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Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is surgery performed to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the structure inside the nose that…

50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

  1. Oral, Head and Neck Cancer most commonly refers to squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, throat, and voice box. However, often, head and neck cancer also refers to other types of cancer that arises in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat, or voice box.
  2. HPV or human papillomavirus appears to be responsible for the rise in cancers of the oropharynx (tonsil and base of tongue) in younger nonsmokers and is related to oral sex.
  3. Tobacco and alcohol use are the leading causes of mouth and voice box cancers…

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Sino Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20)

We encourage our patients to go over these questions, also suggest that our general practitioners and other referring physicians have their patients fill it out.

Take the Online Test

Download Sino Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT -20)

* The SNOT score evaluation is to be used as a guide and not a physicians’ diagnosis. Treatment to be determined by a doctor upon appointment.