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When should I consider getting a Hearing Aid? (Signs, Reasons, and Indications)

Chuck Leider
June 21, 2017
July 5, 2018 07:24 PM
hearing aids, hearing loss

  It can take a long time between initially noticing an issue with your hearing and actually acting on it. The earlier you take action, the more it helps you. When you can’t hear well, you may become disconnected and isolated, which most likely is frustrating to you and your loved ones.… Read More

Insurance Coverage for Houston ENT Procedures: Copays, Deductibles, and Network Coverage

Chuck Leider
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017 01:15 PM

  We all know health insurance is important to have, and chances are good that you have coverage. But do you really understand your coverage and what's on your policy? Just as important as it is to have health insurance, it's also important that you understand your coverage, especially with all the changes your insurer makes, such as higher deductibles, for instance. A big concern to many patients when it comes to diagnostic and surgical procedures is whether or not their insurance will cover them. Here at Houston ENT & Allergy clinic, we offer… Read More

Houston Allergy Forecast and the Impact on It's Residents

Patricia Leonard, MD
June 07, 2017
March 13, 2019 07:58 AM
allergy treatment, allergies

Atlanta may top the list for worst allergy cities in the U.S., but Houston made the top 20 for the second year running, according to WebMD. For Houston area residents that means that winter, spring, summer, and fall can be miserable if you’re one of the region’s allergy sufferers.… Read More

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

Pavlina Suchanova, MD
June 01, 2017
March 16, 2019 12:36 PM
balloon sinuplasty

  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)

Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 31, 2017
March 16, 2019 12:33 PM
balloon sinuplasty

  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

What is Zenker's Diverticulum? (Symptoms and Signs)

Chuck Leider
May 25, 2017
May 31, 2017 05:03 PM
zenker's diverticulum

Swallowing is a complicated process that involves a number of nerves and muscles. Each day, the average person swallows approximately 600 times. You probably don't even think of the swallowing process until it becomes difficult to do so (dysphagia) or becomes painful (odynophagia).… Read More

What is a Frenulectomy or Frenectomy? (Reasons and Indications)

Chuck Leider
May 23, 2017
December 21, 2017 09:40 PM

  A frenulectomy (or Frenectomy) is a scary and intimidating sounding word for a common and simple procedure performed to address a number of medical problems, most often in the mouth of children and sometimes adults. Also referred to as a frenectomy or frenotomy, a frenulectomy  is an outpatient surgical procedure where your frenum is clipped or removed.… Read More

Acute vs Chronic Sinusitis: Treatment Options

Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 19, 2017
March 16, 2019 12:49 PM
sinusitis treatment, chronic sinusitis, acute sinusitis

  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

Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 17, 2017
March 16, 2019 12:46 PM

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)

Pavlina Suchanova, MD
May 16, 2017
March 16, 2019 12:42 PM
sinus infections

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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