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Latest Innovations in Rhinitis Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide

with Dr. Omar Ahmed

In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan invite Dr. Omar Ahmed, rhinologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, to discuss innovative treatments for chronic rhinitis.

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Dr. Omar Ahmed discusses Latest Innovations in Rhinitis Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide on the BackTable 147 Podcast

Dr. Omar Ahmed

Dr. Omar Ahmed is an Otolaryngologist and ENT Surgeon with Houston Methodist in Texas.

Dr. Ashley Agan discusses Latest Innovations in Rhinitis Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide on the BackTable 147 Podcast

Dr. Ashley Agan

Dr. Ashley Agan is a practicing ENT and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Gopi Shah discusses Latest Innovations in Rhinitis Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide on the BackTable 147 Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Ahmed shares his experience with treating chronic rhinitis using medications, in-office procedures, and surgery. Patients who fail to respond to medication find rhinitis relief up to 95% of the time following posterior nasal nerve ablation. He explains the difference between radiofrequency ablation (RhinAer and Neurent) and cryoablation (ClariFix). Then, Dr. Ahmed explains relevant anatomy, patient counseling, and potential adverse effects of ablation. Finally, he touches on recent developments in billing for these treatments.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
04:11 - Discussion on Chronic Rhinitis and Office-Based Procedures
07:03 - Understanding Rhinitis Patients and Their Symptoms
09:27 - Examination, Workup, and Treatment for Rhinitis Patients
24:03 - Surgical Treatments for Rhinitis
29:44 - Overview of In-Office Procedures for Rhinitis
36:50 - The Impact of Anatomical Challenges on the Procedure
43:20 - Post-Procedure Instructions and Potential Complications
52:29 - Understanding the New Billing and CPT Approval

Resources

RhinAer Chronic Rhinitis Treatment
https://rhinaer.com/hcp/

Dr. Ahmed’s Houston Methodist Profile:
https://www.houstonmethodist.org/doctor/omar-g-ahmed/

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