5 Deviated Septum Myths, Debunked

One of the most commonly misunderstood topics with the lay public and even the medical community is the deviated nasal septum. Quite often, I hear patients tell me, “my deviated septum is causing my sinus headaches,” or “I have a deviated septum from a baseball accident.” While both these statements are not completely false, they both imply that having […]

Podcast #15: 7 Myths About Nasal Surgery

In this podcast, Kathy and I will discuss the 7 myths about nasal surgery, & when to do surgery   MP3 download RSS Feed Subscribe on iTunes   1. Nasal trauma causes a deviated septum 2. Septoplasty will treat snoring or sleep apnea 3. Septoplasty will change my nose externally or have bruising 4. Will need […]

An Insider’s Guide to Septoplasty

The septoplasty operation is one of the most misunderstood surgical procedures that lay people, and even many physicians have. Some people even equate septoplasty with having a nose job, which is not true. Although, some people use having a crooked septum as  an excuse to undergo a rhinoplasty, septoplasty, done correctly, can help patients breathe […]

Health Consequences of Routine Medical Procedures

The New York Times recently ran an exposé on the lack of quality control systems that have lead to a surprisingly high number of radiation overdoses, in some cases leading to death. This reminded me of what they used to do in the 1950s to 60s, where they used x-rays to treat everything from pimples […]

Attention All Mouth Breathers – 5 Important Reasons Why You Must Breathe Through Your Nose

If you’re a chronic mouth breather because of a stuffy nose, you’re not alone. As the weather chills and allergies and colds abound, and nasal congestion becomes a common trend, mouth breathing inevitably follows-especially when you’re sleeping. I’m sure you’ve seen many passengers asleep on the subways and trains, head and pitched back, mouth wide […]