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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rhinosinusitis

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Rhinosinusitis

Sinusitis remains one of the most common reasons for seeking medical treatment in the United States. Each year 1 out of 7 adults will suffer from acute sinusitis, with over 30 million cases reported each year. Recognizing the symptoms of sinusitis and current best practice guidelines can help to alleviate symptoms and avoid complications.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic Sinusitis

If you suffer from sinusitis, you are not alone. Sinusitis is a common problem. A majority of people experience 1-2 episodes of sinusitis each year. Symptoms of sinusitis can vary. Common symptoms include pain or pressure in the facial area and upper teeth, nasal congestion, reduced sense of smell and taste, discolored nasal drainage, headache, cough and fever.

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ClariFix Cryotherapy for Treatment of Chronic Rhinitis (Chronic Runny Nose)

ClariFix Cryotherapy for Treatment of Chronic Rhinitis (Chronic Runny Nose)

Research shows an association between rhinitis and overactive nerve endings near the back of the nose. The ClariFix procedure uses cryotherapy (cold temperatures) to disrupt these overactive nerve endings. We place a tiny paddle against these nerve endings and inflate the paddle with liquid nitrogen. An in-office session takes about 30 minutes with minimal discomfort during or after the procedure.

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Nasal Obstruction

Nasal Obstruction

If you have problems breathing through your nose, you are not alone. Difficulty breathing through the nose is a common problem that can affect your quality of life. Nasal obstruction may cause disruption of sleep, nasal drainage and decreased exercise tolerance.

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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

Patients are frequently referred to our practice for thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are quite common with studies suggesting that up to 2/3 of people will have one or more by middle age. The primary concern with a thyroid nodule is cancer. Fortunately, less than 15% of thyroid nodules are cancerous. In some cases, even non-cancerous nodules can be symptomatic causing trouble swallowing or throat discomfort.

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Pediatric Neck Masses

Pediatric Neck Masses

A neck mass is a swelling of the neck that can be felt or seen. Neck masses may be present at birth (congenital) or develop later in life (acquired), although some congenital neck masses may not become apparent until a child is older. Neck masses in kids are usually non-cancerous.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep medicine research clearly shows dangers and health consequences of inadequate or poor sleep. A large number of patients experience sleep problems related to obstruction of their airway while they are sleeping. This leads to what is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Vocal Fold Immobility

Vocal Fold Immobility

The vocal folds, also known as the vocal cords, are the part of our larynx that make sound. When we speak, they first close together to seal off the airflow from our lungs. The air pressure against the closed vocal folds causes them to vibrate against one another, making a buzzing sound.

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Vertigo (Dizziness) and Balance Problems

Vertigo (Dizziness) and Balance Problems

Balance and equilibrium disorders are the result of complex interactions between our somatosensory system (touch and feel system), our visual system, and the inner ear where the vestibular system (balance system) is located. If any of these systems are disrupted, a person can suffer balance or equilibrium issues. Most people refer to these problems as "being dizzy."

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Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes

Ear tubes are small surgical implants used to treat and prevent certain ear disorders, most commonly recurrent ear infections, chronic serous otitis (“fluid”), or Eustachian tube dysfunction.

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