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What does vertigo really mean

Vertigo specifically refers to the sensation of the room rotating around you. It is not to be confused with other general symptoms of dizziness that could be relating to sensation of nausea, lack of focus, headaches, or general wobbliness of the surrounding areas. Vertigo may have various different presentations. Some people may experience vertigo specifically […]


Should I have a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy surgery has been performed for thousands of years. The technique has been refined, and currently there are various different devices as well as conventional electrocautery that could be used to remove the tonsils. Patients often contemplate if their tonsils are problematic enough to consider tonsillectomy. A few decades ago, tonsillectomy procedures were very common. […]


Why do I get crusts in my nose? What is nasal vestibulitis?

Some patients may complain from occasional bouts of dry nostrils that accumulate recurring crusts and scabs. This is easily very tender to touch, and gives patient sensation of soreness locally. The basic underlying pathology for this kind of condition is an injury to the membranes of the inside of the nostril, which in medical terminology […]


What is a Eustachain Tube?

The eustachian tubes are very small structures within the head that can often cause big problems. In simple terms, the eustachian tube is a very narrow and short mucosa-lined tunnel that connects the back of the ears to the back of the nose. This is the part of the body that needs to open itself […]


Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy

The field of sleep apnea has seen numerous innovations in the past few years, aimed at achieving better results and making the treatment much more comfortable on the patients. While some therapies focus on devices and machines, others focus on surgical intervention. Each type of therapy has its own pros and cons, and your best […]



What are tonsil stones?

The correct medical term for the “holes” in the tonsils is tonsil crypts.  The normal immune-mediated swelling of the tonsil tissue sometimes creates indentations in the suface of the tonsils, which create Swiss cheese type of holes on the surface. Technically, this is more of a nuisance than a medical problem. However, the tonsils crypts […]


Does Ear Candling Work?

Many patients inquire about a holistic way of removing earwax naturally, namely using ear candling device.  Basically, this is a cone-shaped device made from paraffin.  Creating a fire on the wider end of the cone creates negative pressure, which then sucks in air through the narrow end of the cone.  If this is placed in […]


What is the Best Way to Clean My Ears?

Many people contemplate what is the best way to clean the ears.  To understand my recommendations, let’s discuss the basis anatomy of the outer ear first.  The ear canal is narrow and hollow tubing that ends in the eardrum.  Earwax is usually made in the mid section of the ear canal, and it slowly comes […]


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Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in otolaryngology. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional results and patient satisfaction, […]


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