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Swollen Uvula | Sinus & Snoring Specialists Austin TX

Why Do I Wake up with a Swollen Uvula?

Patients present to our office frequently reporting mornings where their uvula is severely swollen. The uvula is the little hanging structure in the back of the throat. It is essentially an extension of the soft palate. The patient will typically report that this occurred after a night of severe snoring. It can cause choking and […]


What is Balloon Sinuplasty? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

What Exactly Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

There has been a lot of information and advertising about balloon sinuplasty over the last few years. This is very exciting technology as it allows for the successful resolution of many nasal and sinus issues with a non-surgical technique. On the other hand, if you look a little deeper, there is a big difference between what […]


Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack?

It seems like there’s a new crazy health claim every week. But there is actual science behind the idea that breathing affects a person’s athletic ability. Many elite athletes have seen Dr. Slaughter for exactly this reason. The nose has a job. It is intended to filter, humidify, and warm the air we breathe. You […]



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Success Rate of Balloon Sinuplasty

People are all talking about balloon sinuplasty. Advertisements on the radio, TV, billboards have sprung up over the last several years. Patients who suffer from chronic sinus issues such as recurring infections, sinus pressure, chronic nasal drainage, and chronic congestion all have the same question… Does it last? Extensive research has been done evaluating balloon […]


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Snoring Causing Problems at Home?

Sleeping next to someone that snores can be miserable, and it can lead to significant relationship issues.  Sleeping in separate beds, wearing ear plugs, and kicking the snorer, is not fun! The good news is that it is treatable!  There are many options to arrive at a successful resolution available with modern treatments. Most people never […]


Sinus surgery vs. balloon sinuplasty

With over 20 years of experience in sinus surgery I have seen many changes in techniques and outcomes for sinus surgery. The goal has always been the same – Allow the blocked sinus outflow tracts to drain naturally relieving the infection and all the associated symptoms. A revolution occurred just a few years ago with […]



Is it Allergy or a Sinus Infection?

Determining if you have allergies or a sinus infection is not easy.  Truth is, it is even hard for your primary care physician to tell the difference. Allergy and sinus infection both cause congestion, sinus pressure, drainage that may be clear or colored, headache, fatigue, and make you feel sick. Allergy vs. Sinus Infection Let’s go […]


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One Side of Nose Always Blocked?

Patients frequently complain that they have one side of their nose that is always blocked. This is typically due to structural issues in the nose. The nasal septum is the divider between the right and left side of your nose. It is made of cartilage and bone and it may be deviated into one side of […]


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