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Pavlina Suchanova, MD

Dr. Suchanova is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. She is fluent in English, Czech, Slovak and conversational in Spanish.

Recent Posts

Balloon Sinuplasty Cost and Insurance Coverage in Houston

By:
Pavlina Suchanova, MD
July 24, 2018
June 20, 2019 10:44 PM
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  You're struggling with sinus problems and your doctor examined you and gave you a diagnosis of sinusitis, which you’ve learned is sinus lining inflammation. The doctor prescribes you medication after your symptoms weren't responding to over-the-counter medications. However, even the prescription medication isn't providing you with enough relief and you're still experiencing congestion all day and throughout the night to the point that you’re now suffering from chronic sinusitis.… Read More

The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure: Process, Side Effects, and Recovery

By:
Pavlina Suchanova, MD
June 01, 2017
July 9, 2019 04:36 PM
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  We’ve already covered the indications to have balloon sinuplasty (balloon sinus dilation), and the risks and benefits of the procedure. This information is meant to help you make an informed decision if the procedure is right for you. Now we'll discuss the procedure, side effects, and recovery.… Read More

What is a Balloon Sinuplasty? (Indications, Benefits, and Risks)

By:
Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 31, 2017
June 20, 2019 10:43 PM
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  If you live in Houston, TX, you’re likely well familiar with allergies. And, allergies, chronic sinusitis (chronic rhinosinusitis) and other related conditions are a prevalent medical problem not only in Houston, but in the entire country.  In fact, the National Institutes of Health reports that accounts for nearly two percent of all primary doctor visits and over 37 million people in the U.S. alone are impacted by chronic rhinosinusitis.… Read More

Acute vs Chronic Sinusitis: Treatment Options

  Are you experiencing a cold that doesn't seem to want to go away? If it lasts over 10 days or seems to be getting worse even after you thought it was getting better, it could be a sign of sinusitis. This is a condition where inflammation or infection affects your sinuses.… Read More

Everything Houston Residents Need to Know About Sinusitis Diagnosis

By:
Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 17, 2017
June 20, 2019 10:46 PM
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Stuffy nose, a cough, facial pain and swelling, with a side dose of headache. Feeling tired and sleepy. All of these symptoms may point to the fact that, while you think you are suffering from allergies in Houston, you are actually a victim of sinusitis.… Read More

What is a Sinus Infection? (Signs and Symptoms)

By:
Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 16, 2017
June 20, 2019 10:47 PM
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In some parts of the country where allergies are a common complaint, like Houston, signs of a sinus infection may be overlooked. Actually, it is often difficult to recognize distinct symptoms of sinus infection when everyone around you is suffering from sniffles, sneezes, watery eyes, headaches, congestion and scratchy throats, whether it's due to pollen or the annual cold and flu season.… Read More

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