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Dr. Stacey Silvers’ Study on Nasal Airway Obstruction Treatment

Dr. Stacey Silvers recently conducted a study testing the effectiveness of a temperature-controlled radiofrequency device in treating a nasal valve collapse. Her findings were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. The background, objectives, and conclusion of the study were as follows, per the article:

Nasal valve collapse is one of several causes of nasal obstruction. The safety and efficacy of a temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) device for the treatment of the nasal valve for nasal airway obstruction (NAO) has been established in single-arm studies. The objective of this trial was to compare active device treatment against a sham procedure (control).

This RCT shows temperature-controlled RF treatment of the nasal valve is safe and effective in reducing symptoms of NAO in short-term follow-up.

You can read Dr. Silvers’ entire article by following the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (212) 213-3339.

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When Is Sinus Surgery Necessary?

If you are lucky, over the counter medications help with your sinus issues. You know, the stuffiness, headaches, and post nasal drainage problems. Those unlucky people who get no relief from OTC products can suffer for years with chronic sinus infections, but how do you know when surgery is needed?

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Dr. Stacey Silvers Named a 2019 NY Top Doc

Top Doctor 2019 - NYTopDocsMadison ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Stacey Silvers has been designated as an approved NY Top Doctor by NYTopDocs.com. Please help us in congratulating Dr. Silvers!

For ENT services or facial plastic surgery, make an appointment online with Dr. Silvers or call (212) 213-3339 today.

Unusual Symptoms of Summer Allergies

Summer is a time for outdoor activities and relaxing vacations, but for many it is also a time for summer allergies to take their toll with severe symptoms. Comparable to horrendous allergies of the spring and fall seasons, these summer allergies can affect anyone, not just those with common allergy conditions.

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How Cold Weather Affects Your Ear, Nose & Throat

When the weather turns cold, many people experience pain or discomfort in their ears, nose and throat. People often confuse symptoms caused by cold weather with illness or infection (or vice versa). It is important to know how cooler weather can affect your respiratory health. 

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How to Stop Post-Nasal Drip

Your nose is almost constantly producing mucus. In fact, it makes approximately a quart of it each day. Mucus performs necessary functions including trapping bacteria and moistening the airways, but overproduction can lead to some annoying side effects. 

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5 Interesting Facts About Sneezing

During the summer months, a chorus of sneezes is something that you’ll often hear when walking through a park or neighborhood. Most of the time, the automatic response is “oh, it’s just my allergies.” While that can certainly be true, there’s much more to a sneeze than just that. 

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