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August 17, 2018

New Video Showing How a Cleft Lip Repair is Performed

A new video has been created showing how a unilateral complete cleft lip repair is surgically performed. This animation was created to help patients and their families understand how this type of repair is performed for educational purposes. This animation was created with the help of Dr. Jared Christophel at University of Virginia.

There are many ways to perform cleft lip repair including the LeMesurier quadrilateral flap repair, Randall-Tennison triangular flap repair, Millard rotation-advan…

July 22, 2018

New Video Showing a Nasal Fracture Repair Without Sedation

A new video has been uploaded to YouTube describing how a nasal fracture is fixed without sedation, although this procedure can also be easily performed while asleep too. The official name of the surgical procedure described here is called "closed nasal reduction with splint."

For more information on nasal fractures as well as facial fractures in general, click here.

Special thanks to Nick Gallo of Physical Therapy 101 who volunteered to be the patient in this video. Check out and su…

July 04, 2018

Video of Nasal Packing for Severe Nosebleed Control

Although the vast majority of nosebleeds are more annoying than life-threatening, some are so severe that an ER visit is required. At other times, nosebleeds occur not unexpectedly after sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, or some other type of nasal surgery. The video above demonstrates how such severe nosebleeds are typically controlled with nasal packing. This procedure is most commonly performed in the ER, operating room, or ENT office.

Special shout-out to Nick Gallo of Physical Therapy 101 who m…

June 30, 2018

Possible Solution to Excessive Facial Sweating?

Every once in awhile, I see a patient with a chief complaint of excessive facial sweating. Treatment for this condition is quite limited with options that have unfortunate downsides. But one new recently FDA approved treatment may change the landscape for this particular complaint.

But first, let's go over current treatment options:

• Botox injections. It helps not only wrinkles, but also helps prevent sweating from skin wherever botox injection is performed. Downside is that in order to g…

June 23, 2018

New Video Showing When and How to Use Ear Drops

Given antibiotic ear drops are one of the more common prescriptions ENT doctors prescribe, this video explains how to properly use ear drops both in kids in adults in 5 steps to treat mild swimmer's ear infections (otitis externa) as well as middle ear infections with or without drainage (assuming hole or tube is present in the eardrum).

Step 1: Lean the head over such that the affected ear is pointed straight up.

Step 2: Pull the ear gently towards the top and back part of the head. This…

June 09, 2018

Potential Increased Long-Term Risk of Diseases with Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

The New York Times published a story on June 7, 2018 publicizing a Danish 2018 study that suggested that children under 9 years old undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy are at increased long-term risk of respiratory, infectious, and allergic diseases. (Adults undergoing this surgery were not investigated.)

All prior studies evaluating for any adverse affects from surgical intervention looked more at any unusual immunological changes after surgery; these studies did not show any obvious…

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