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How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

Many people come to see me for various different types of sleep disorder. The most obvious problem to them is snoring. You do not really have to have a medical degree to diagnose somebody with snoring. Often time people are being told by their friends or their bed partners that they make an excessive amount […]


Two secrets to successful weight loss

Some patients with obesity, especially those who see me for sleep apnea issues, are looking for ways to improve the management of their weight. Many patients have tried various different diets, but have not been able to either lower the weight satisfactorily, or to keep the weight down at that point. I would like to […]


What are Singer’s nodules (vocal nodules)?

Singer’s nodules are small nodules that usually form on the vocal cords as a result of excessive or improper use of the vocal cords. They might be easily reversible if detected early and treated accordingly. However, in chronic cases, they need to be removed with endoscopic surgery. The right and left vocal cords are dynamic […]


What are Osteomas?

Osteomas are the most common benign bony growth within the nasal passages and the sinuses. An osteoma is the focus of very dense bony deposit that might form within the paranasal sinuses. At the present time we do not know what causes osteomas to form, and what regulates their growth rate. Most osteomas of the […]


What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a clinical term that refers to any condition interfering with swallowing. The patients may have difficulty swallowing solids, liquids, or both. While in some people this is more of a rapid onset problem, others experience a slow gradual onset. In the more severe forms, patients may experience such severe difficulty that they may […]


What is Rhinitis Medicamentosa? What does this have to do with Afrin?

Many patients have various degrees of nasal obstruction. This could be due to fixed anatomical problems such as a deviation of nasal septum. Alternatively, a cold or a sinus infection can give you problems with the nasal passages resulting in obstruction. More chronically, signs of allergies or any polyp formation can also block up nasal […]


How do you fix a nasal fracture?

The outside of the nasal passages has bone and a cartilage that gives shape to the external nose. The lower part is made from cartilage that is mostly pliable and can withstand forces without breaking, and the upper part, between the eyes, is made from bone. Trauma to the outside of the nose can sometimes […]


What are Pre-Auricular Cysts?

Some people are born with a small dimple right in front of the ear, where the arch of the ear lobe inserts into the face. Simply put, this is a remnant of a cyst that used to exist in front of our ears before we were born. In the majority of the people, this cyst […]


How can I prepare for my visit with a specialist?

There are many things the patient can do before, during, and after a doctor’s visit to maximize their experience from the encounter.   Hopefully, this primer for doctor visit can help the you achieve maximum utility from your visit with a specialist. Below you will find a number of things that you can do to […]


What is the role of the nasal septum?

Many patients are somehow confused about what the septum is and what the role of it is in our nasal passages. Anatomically, the septum refers to the wall that separates the left and right sides of our nasal passages. There is mucous membrane lining over the entire septum on either side, and the center part […]


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