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Nasal Airway Management: Evolving Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment

with Dr. Nora Perkins

In this episode, Dr. Nora Perkins (Albany ENT & Allergy Services), discusses in-office procedural management of nasal airway obstruction with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, February 13). Ep. 158 – Nasal Airway Management: Evolving Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. Nora Perkins discusses Nasal Airway Management: Evolving Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment on the BackTable 158 Podcast

Dr. Nora Perkins

Dr. Nora Perkins is an otolaryngologyst with Albany ENT & Allergy Services in New York.

Dr. Ashley Agan discusses Nasal Airway Management: Evolving Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment on the BackTable 158 Podcast

Dr. Ashley Agan

Dr. Ashley Agan is an otolaryngologist in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Gopi Shah discusses Nasal Airway Management: Evolving Practices in Diagnosis and Treatment on the BackTable 158 Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a pediatric otolaryngologist and the co-host of BackTable ENT.

Synopsis

First, the surgeons discuss the advantages of in-office procedures. Then, Dr. Perkins describes different presentations of nasal airway obstruction and their medical management. Diving deeper, Dr. Perkins shares her procedural workflow, including anesthetic protocols, her VivAer Aerin device technique, and billing considerations. Finally, the episode concludes with Dr. Perkins’ advice to otolaryngologists interested in performing more in-office procedures.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
02:07 - Discussion of Nasal Airway Obstruction
08:21 - The Patient with Nasal Airway Obstruction
15:29 - Medical Management of Nasal Airway Obstruction
26:17 - The Aerin VivAer RF Ablation Device
32:12 - Anatomical Considerations and Treatment Options
35:10 - Anesthetic Protocol & Patient Comfort
47:56 - Long-term Outcomes and Quality of Life
49:42 - Billing and Insurance Considerations

Resources

Dr. Nora Perkins’ Albany ENT & Allergy Services Profile:
https://albanyentandallergy.com/bio/nora-w-perkins/

Aerin VivAer Website:
https://vivaer.com/

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[Dr. Nora Perkins]
Occasionally I have somebody who has nasal airway obstructive symptoms, and then they also have other symptoms. If we address the nasal airway, they say, "Hey, my throat feels so much better. I've noticed I can swallow more easily. I'm not having burping after swallowing," because if they're congested, swallowing is really hard and it gives you very weird laryngeal symptoms. Addressing the nose, you might just actually unexpectedly improve some other symptoms as well.

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