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 #18: 7 Ways Doctors Ruin Your Sleep

In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep: 1. How this one type of surgery can sometimes cause nasal congestion years later 2. Which dental treatments can create smaller airways 3. How modern orthodontics and jaw surgery can aggravate sleep problems 4. Why medical or surgical menopause can ruin your sleep 5. Find […]

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 […]

The Chin Implant Cover Up

This is not a conspiracy theory about plastic surgeons. In fact, it’s literally about a cover up—your chin, that is. A recent story on MSNBC reported that the rate of chin implants rose 71% from 2010 to 2011, compared to only 5% for Botox. This is a surprisingly high number, especially for a cosmetic procedure. […]

7 Common Procedures That Can Worsen Sleep Apnea

Millions of surgical operations are performed every year to improve your health, beauty, and even your smile, but there’s a hidden danger in some of the most common procedures that can aggravate if not actually cause obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea happens when your jaws are too narrow, which constricts the internal soft tissue layer […]