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October 18, 2020

Trach Closure Time Lapse Video

Ever wonder how a trach opening closes after a trach tube is removed? Patients often worry that such an opening in the neck is permanent. It is not! With just time alone, the trach opening will close on its own over several weeks. Of course, occlusive dressings to prevent any air leak reinforced with a hand whenever talking or coughing helps ensure compete closure. Watch the time lapse video demonstrating trach closure. Please note that necessarily, pictures were obtained from several differe…
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Reflux Surgery Without Any Incisions - EsophyX Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)

This animation goes over how reflux surgery can be accomplished without any incisions. Performed through the mouth, this type of procedure is known as Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF). There are several different variations of TIF, but this particular video demonstrates using the EsophyX device made by EndoGastric Solutions. For more information, click here .
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Top 7 Causes of Nasal Clogging

Nasal clogging, nasal congestion, and/or nasal obstruction is a very common complaint patients have when presenting to a ENT office. This video goes over the top 7 causes of nasal clogging. 1: Allergies 2: Deviated Septum 3: Large Inferior Turbinates 4: Large Adenoids 5: Nasal Polyps 6: Narrow Nose 7: Decongestant Nasal Spray Abuse
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October 01, 2020

Top 7 Causes of a Clogged Ear (But Minimal to No Pain)

Most people can think of 2 or maybe even 3 different causes of a clogged ear. However, there are actually at least 7 different top causes of a clogged ear with minimal to no pain that is described in this video . Such causes include: 1: Earwax   2: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction   3: Middle Ear Fluid   4: Eardrum Rupture  5: Sudden Nerve Hearing Loss   6: TMJ Disorder  7: Cochlear Hydrops
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September 29, 2020

New Videos on Reflux and the LINX Surgery to Surgically Correct Reflux

Reflux is a very common disorder that affects many patients. Although most suffer from heartburn, a not insignificant number of patients suffer from symptoms affecting only the throat including globus , phlegmy throat , throat-clearing , and sore throat. Reflux causing throat only symptoms is called LPR or laryngopharyngeal reflux. With permission from Ethicon who created some very nice animations regarding reflux and the LINX surgery, I have re-edited the original animations to be more patien…
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September 23, 2020

Video of Smell Training for Patients Suffering from Anosmia (Smell Loss)

A new video has been made instructing how smell training works to help recover from smell loss. Although far from a cure, it has been shown to help a significant number of patients who have lost their sense of smell particularly after a viral upper respiratory infection or head trauma where no physical nasal obstruction is present. Smell or olfactory training is analogous to physical therapy used to help restore limb movement after a stroke or ear training for musicians and singers. Much of th…
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Top 5 Causes of Itchy Ears

 
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