What are the benefits of sinus surgery that we don’t normally think about? Chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition affecting over 11 million Americans, resulting in 18.3 million physician office visits, 11.5 million lost [...]
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Sleep-disordered breathing is a spectrum of disorders involving breathing alterations during sleep. At one end is snoring – a disorder considered to be a purely cosmetic complaint without identified health implications. Tissue in the throat [...]
This one has been debated back and forth. My opinion remains that endoscopy is the best way to do it. Here’s Why: The two main ways are direct endoscopy or lateral neck X-rays. Lateral neck [...]
ENT Specialists of Austin Now Offering Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
OSA affects 3-4% of the adult population and as much as 5-10% of the pediatric population. In OSA, there is usually snoring and also tissue collapse causing airway obstruction. This obstruction leads to decreased oxygen [...]
Throat (Oropharyngeal) cancer incidence is on the rise…. And now commonly affects a different demographic than you would naturally expect: young males with minimal exposure to tobacco or alcohol. It used to be that [...]
The proper usage of nasal sprays is important because improper use can lead to unnecessary complications and, more importantly, make you think that the medicine is ineffective when it really may work for you. The [...]
This is a very common question and was recently addressed by a consensus panel of ear infection experts in a clinical practice guideline (http://oto.sagepub.com/content/149/1_suppl/S1.full). Ear tubes are one of the most common surgeries performed in [...]
Lindsay Young was born in San Antonio, Texas. She spent the majority of her upbringing performing in local community theater, choir, and coffee shops (with her guitar). With a musical career in mind, she attended [...]
Steven Trey Fyfe Steven Trey Fyfe was born in Amarillo, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors. He went on to obtain his medical degree at Baylor College of [...]