As the efforts to build a stronger Long Beach, NY continue, I wanted to give back to the community by sharing my expertise in Balloon Sinuplasty. This revolutionary in office procedure is for chronic sinus sufferers. It can eliminate the need for further medicines and/or surgeries.
Using a tiny balloon the clogged sinus passages are opened. The balloon is then removed leaving the patient with fewer sinus infections. Moreover, patients have enhanced quality of life with a vast improvement in the sinus headaches, facial pressure and sinus pain.
Come join me for a Free Sinus Educational Lecture
Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Jimmy Hays
4310 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, NY
RSVP to 516-431-0700.
Feel free to bring your Long Beach, Island Park, Point Lookout, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Inwood, Hewlett, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Lawrence friends and family. I look forward to seeing you there and getting back on track to improved sinus health!
As the rest of Long Island puts Superstorm Sandy behind them, those of us practicing in Long Beach, NY, Island Park, NY, Oceanside, NY and Rockaway Park, NY continue to work hard to provide targeted medical care to our hard hit communities.
As an Ear, nose and throat specialist practicing in Long Beach, NY and Garden City, NY I have found a dramatic rise in nasal/sinus infections over the past three months. I have needed to use stronger antibiotics for a longer period of time to aid patients suffering with sinus disease, facial pressure and headache.
Long Beach, NY residents are facing a multitude of issues that affect their noses/respiratory pathways. Some homes and businesses have had difficulty in starting the demolitions process leading to an increase in fungus/mold growth. Chronic inhalation of mold spores serves to irritate the nasal passageways and can lead to sinus infections. Complicating the situation further, once demolition has occurred and construction begins, sheetrock, spackle and wood dust also serve to irritate the sinuses.
Here are some basic steps to keep you healthy as Long Beach, NY and other south shore Long Island communities work to rebuild
*wear an industrial grade mask when in contact with constructions sites or areas where there is stagnant water and little ventilation
*use saline before, during and after exposure to these elements
*remove articles of clothing when you leave these sites
*wash these clothes in the “heavy duty” washing cycle
Finally, if facial pain and pressure continue or if you have continued nasal discharge seek medical care from an ear, nose and throat specialist.
Every day, I see patients who complain of throat clearing, phlegm, and sore throat. Many of these people have seen their family doctors or have visited a walk-in clinic and have received antibiotics without improvement.
It gives me great pleasure to accurately diagnose and treat many of these patient for LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux aka silent reflux). As an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist I can place an endoscope (bright long light) down a patient’s nose to visualize their voice box. I can see if they have swelling in particular areas and diagnose them with LPR. The picture to the left demonstrates swelling in the area of the voice box.
LPR can be successfully treated with a regimen including both dietary and lifestyle changes. So if you are experience chronic sore throats and throat irritation it may be time to see your local ear, nose and throat specialist.