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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 […]


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When to seek medical treatment for snoring

Snoring can be just a nuisance or it can be a sign of a serious medical problem. It is hard for the bed partner to tell the difference between simple snoring and sleep apnea unless it is very obvious. The patient may also not be aware because the feeling of fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, and lack […]



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 […]


Chronic Cough Got You Down?

It is a very frustrating problem to have a chronic cough. It interrupts your daily life, makes conversations difficult, it interrupts sleep, and can make people feel like you have a contagious infection. Finding the cause can be quite difficult and frequently a patient may bounce around with many doctors trying very many different types of […]



Is Snoring Affecting Your Overall Health?

As time has gone by the medical literature has become clear that snoring is not just a hassle for the bed partner. It has now been shown that it is related to many common medical illnesses. Hypertension, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm, diabetes, weight gain, and other illnesses are more common in people that snore. […]


Hate Allergy Shots? Try Allergy Drops!

Many people are familiar with allergy shots but allergy drops are becoming more popular for many reasons. Allergy shots, the mainstay of treatment of severe allergies for decades, stimulate the patient’s immune system into developing antibodies to block their allergic reactions. This therapy can be very successful, but unfortunately it requires weekly visits to the […]


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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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Don’t Let Hearing Loss Hurt Your Family Relationships

Hearing loss of one family member can impact the dynamics of the entire family.  The frustration in everyday communication and the withdrawal that takes place when communication is too difficult and can cause conflict within relationships. Research has demonstrated that untreated hearing loss can have a significant adverse affect on general health, this can then […]



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