Approximately 50 million people in North America experience common allergies in some capacity, but South Florida is one such region with the perfect storm of conditions: humidity, warm breezes, and other factors that contribute to higher allergen content during certain times of the year….
Dr. Mandel is the only rhinologic surgeon in Broward and Miami-Dade counties approved to use Fiagon© - a computer-assisted Image Guided Surgery (GPS) technology. This gives us the advantage of verifying exactly where troubled areas in the nasal and sinus are located. Having such a detailed assessment through every phase of testing, surgery and recovery ensures each patient receives the best treatment South Florida has to offer.
Accuracy is the mainstay of image guided surgery. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites are outfitted with leading-edge CT imaging technologies for unparalleled accuracy in testing and treatment. The integration of CT imaging software in our operating rooms enhances Dr. Mandel’s ability to perform minimally invasive sinonasal, sleep and snoring related surgeries in-office with virtually zero complications.
Minimally Invasive Nasal Procedures
Another key area of obstruction, which is many times overlooked or underestimated, is the nose. Perfect airflow through the nose is required during sleep to prevent turbulence causing the palate to fall backward. For this, a minimally invasive nasal procedure is often added at the same time as your MIPS procedure to maximize nasal airflow.
Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening
If you’ve been diagnosed with OSA caused by a soft palate or overextended uvula and have experienced limited success using the CPAP machine, then Dr. Mandel’s Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening (MIPS) procedure can be custom-tailored just for you. Using breakthrough diode laser technology, Dr. Mandel created a technique to effectively treat breathing and snoring problems caused by narrowed airways while significantly diminishing the risk of postoperative discomfort.
Home Sleep Testing
Chronic snoring can be a nightmare for you and your partner. The most common cause of snoring in adults is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which occurs when the muscles in your airway relax during sleep, causing your airway to narrow or close as you breathe in. This ultimately deprives your brain of oxygen, resulting in a poor night’s rest for you and your partner.
If you suffer from nasal drip, runny nose, or congestion but don’t respond to allergy testing or treatment, speak with Dr. Mandel about ClariFix — a breakthrough cooling technology used to treat chronic rhinitis. ClariFix is the only FDA-cleared medical device for chronic rhinitis in adults. Stop constantly medicating with pills, sprays, and drops and get lasting relief with one painless procedure.
If you need a convenient treatment plan for your allergic rhinitis, consult with Dr. Mandel about Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT) — a custom-formulated toothpaste prescription derived from the same allergenic extracts used for allergen-specific immunotherapy. Upon analyzing your allergy, Dr. Mandel will formulate a toothpaste that can treat multiple allergies conveniently to save you from regular doctor visits and the stress of allergy shots.
Allergy Testing / Immunotherapy
Florida’s allergy season is stronger and longer with different allergen-producing foliage peaking at different points throughout the year. Suffering from sinus and nasal allergies can limit your enjoyment of life indoors and outside year-round, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Talk with Dr. Mandel before your allergic rhinitis symptoms worsen and begin to affect your immune-system and quality of life.
20 million Americans are estimated to suffer from Nasal Airway Obstruction, limiting their ability to exercise and affecting their quality of sleep throughout the night. If you feel like you have a clothespin pinching your nasal passage then see Dr. Mandel for a Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) Survey to see if a LATERA implant can help you breathe easier.
Your path to wellness starts with detailed diagnostic and imaging studies to determine the underlying causes of your condition. Every patient’s anatomy and medical history are unique and therefore require thorough, individualized examination for guaranteed results. Our state-of-the-art facility provides a range of options for the most accurate testing. Each patient’s results are analyzed by Dr. Mandel to provide the most minimally invasive and effective treatment plan.
Chronic sinusitis is a condition that can have a serious impact on your life. Marked by constant pain and/or pressure in the face, a never-ending stuffy nose, and even loss of smell, chronic sinusitis can cause debilitating headaches and congestion day after day. If you have tried and exhausted other treatment methods and have not relieved your condition, Balloon Sinuplasty can finally provide you the relief you seek.