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Apr, 2021
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Sherlock Holmes-esque for your Allergies

Now that we’re in the midst of a New York spring, that means pollen, elm, ragweed, and lots of other allergens are floating through the air waiting to hit your nasal passages. It’s easy to blame the big boys of the allergen universe, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other allergens that are inflaming your […]

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Mar, 2021
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Vertigo Beyond Hitchcock

If you’re a film buff, odds are when you hear the word “vertigo” you think not of dizziness but of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1958 psychological thriller starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. But if you suffer from vertigo, a dizziness that originates in the inner ear, you’re looking for a place to sit down. A […]

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Feb, 2021
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That Ringing in Your Ears — Tinnitus

If you’ve ever been to a loud rock concert or a Manhattan dance club, you probably have noticed a ringing in your ears for a few hours afterwards. In most cases, this is a temporary form of tinnitus, which is colloquially known as “ringing in your ears.” Tinnitus is one of the conditions Dr. Volpi […]

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Jan, 2021
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Nasal Polyps

If you’re over 50, you’ve surely heard of polyps. They form as a small clump of cells on the lining of the colon, and they can be cancerous, especially if they’re larger. But Dr. Volpi works with another less well-known polyp, a nasal polyp. These are growths in the lining of the nose or sinuses, […]

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Dec, 2020
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Balloon Sinuplasty blog

How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

The sinuses are inter-connected cavities in the skull that are normally filled with air. Their walls are lined with mucus-secreting membranes. Hairs in those membranes sweep out the mucus so it can drain out of your nose. But when those membranes become inflamed or infected, they block the nasal passages, keeping the fluid from draining. […]

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Nov, 2020
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blog Tonsillitis

Is Laser Tonsil Ablation Effective?

When children have their tonsils out, they celebrate with ice cream and popsicles and they’re back up and about in no time. It’s a relatively minor – and common – procedure for most children. Adults who must have their tonsils removed, however, suffer a great deal more discomfort and often more complications than children. Adults […]

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Oct, 2020
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Do I Need Surgery to Correct My Deviated Septum?

While there are many forms of treatment for a deviated septum, surgery may be an option to correct it. When do you know if you need surgery? What alternatives are there? What Is a Deviated Septum? The septum is a piece of cartilage inside the nose that separates the left and the right nostril. For […]

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Sep, 2020
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blog Hearing Loss

Do I Need a Hearing Aid?

Have you noticed that you have to ask people to repeat themselves, especially if there is any kind of background noise? Do you have to turn up the TV louder to hear it – perhaps loud enough that others in your family complain about the volume? You may need to consider a hearing aid. Symptoms […]

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Aug, 2020
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Is Hoarseness a Cause for Concern?

Hoarseness occurs when you experience an abnormal change in your voice. Hoarseness can cause your voice to change in a variety of ways, although most of us associate it with a weaker, raspier voice. There are a variety of causes for hoarseness, but can hoarseness be something more serious? What Causes Hoarseness Irritation or injury […]

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Jul, 2020
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blog Sleep Apnea

When CPAP Masks and Oral Appliances Don’t Work for Sleep Apnea

Having surgery to repair the obstruction causing your sleep apnea may be uncommon, if you struggle with obstructive sleep apnea and traditional treatments are not working, surgery may be your only option. Because sleep apnea can both interfere with your quality of life and also impact your health, finding a treatment that works is important. […]

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