Dr. Stacey Silvers’ Study on Nasal Airway Obstruction

ENT specialist Stacey Silvers, MD was recently a part of a study testing the effectiveness of temperature-controlled radiofrequency device treatment of septal swell bodies for patients with nasal airway obstruction. The findings of the study were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The objectives and conclusion of the study were as follows, per the article:

OBJECTIVE Nasal airway obstruction (NAO) is a highly prevalent disorder. Septal swell body (SSB) hypertrophy is an often overlooked contributor to NAO. SSB treatment may relieve symptoms of NAO. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical use of a temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TCRF) device to treat SSBs to improve symptoms in adults with NAO.

CONCLUSIONS This study demonstrates that TCRF treatment of SSB hypertrophy is well tolerated and effective at reducing both SSB size and symptoms of NAO at 3 months posttreatment.

You can read the entire article by following the link below. If you’re struggling with nasal airway obstruction or have any questions about treatment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment in Manhattan.

Read the Whole Nasal Airway Obstruction Study