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November 10, 2019

Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for OSA Video

UPPP  or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is the "traditional" surgical procedure to help address  obstructive sleep apnea  in adult patients. However, there are other types of palate surgery beyond UPPP that is occasionally performed to help resolve OSA. The video shown here depicts expansion sphincter pharynoplasty or functional expansion pharyngoplasty. This surgical approach focuses on preventing airway collapse that occurs from the side and in some patients, will achieve a higher…
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November 05, 2019

What is CAPD? Video Explainer...

Central auditory processing disorder or CAPD is a neurological deficit that affects how the brain processes spoken language and is estimated to affect about 5% of the human population. This condition makes it difficult for affected adults and children to understand verbal statements or filter out background noise when listening to somebody talk. Indeed, such individuals may complain of being able to hear fine, but have trouble understanding. CAPD, also known as auditory processing disorder…
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November 01, 2019

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for Sleep Apnea VIDEO

UPPP or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is the "traditional" surgical procedure to help address obstructive sleep apnea in adult patients. The original UPPP video depicted actual live surgery, but due to the rated R nature, many patients and families were unable to tolerate viewing... but still wanted a video to better understand what happens during a UPPP procedure. Given numerous requests for a sanitized and PG version of this surgery to help resolve obstructive sleep apnea in ad…
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Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy (T&A) Video

The original tonsillectomy video depicted actual live surgery, but due to the rated R nature, many patients and families were unable to tolerate viewing... but still wanted a movie to understand what happens. Given numerous requests for a sanitized and PG version of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery, I have finally had the opportunity to create one. For more general information about tonsil and adenoid surgery, click here . Enjoy!
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October 27, 2019

Causes of Chronic Cough in Adults Video

Given how often I see kids and adults with a persistent chronic cough that has been going on for months if not years, I decided to make a short video going through all the different possible causes as well as testing required in order to make the correct diagnosis. Diagnosis is key because once you correctly know what is going on, treatment is actually straightforward. But diagnosis is difficult in chronic cough because there as so many different possible triggers. Although I do have a we…
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October 18, 2019

Zytaze Dietary Supplementation Enhances Botox Injections?

A patient with spasmodic dysphonia recently asked me whether Zytaze dietary supplement would help enhance the effectiveness of the botox injections I perform to treat spasmodic dysphonia. This dietary supplement is made in Europe and each pill contains Zinc Citrate 25mg and Phytase 500mg. Phytase is an enzyme that effectively breaks down phytates commonly found in whole grain products and cereals. Phytase basically enhances zinc absorption in the gut. So what's so special about zin…
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