best cpap alternatives

What CPAP Alternatives Should You Consider? The Best Solutions for Sleep Apnea

What is CPAP? CPAP is an acronym that stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is usually a great solution for obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a logical treatment that uses a machine to produce air and send it to your…

balloon sinuplasty cost with insurance

What Does a Balloon Sinuplasty Cost With & Without Insurance?

At ENT Associates of Lubbock, we never rush a surgical procedure. If you’re at the point of needing a balloon sinuplasty, it implies your ENT has maximized medication treatment options. At this point, the alternative treatment options are worse than…

nasal airway obstruction

Trouble Breathing Through Your Nose? It could be Nasal Airway Obstruction

Trouble breathing through your nose? When our patients come in with this complaint, they’re likely dealing with a blockage in the nose, also known as nasal airway obstruction. This blockage prevents air from flowing smoothly through the nose. Nasal blockage…

pediatric myringotomy

The Parents’ Guide to Pediatric Myringotomy (Ear Tubes)

Only a parent who’s dealt with a child struggling with ear pain fully understands the significance of a promise of relief. The constant ear infections, discomfort, and sleepless nights leaves you looking at any and every solution that might alleviate…

septoplasty and rhinoplasty together

Ask a Surgeon: Should I Get Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty Together?

Some things work better in pairs: Peanut Butter and JellyWoody and BuzzR2-D2 and C-3POMario and LuigiMac and CheeseFred and George Weasley But what about Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty?  In many cases, yes! Septoplasty and rhinoplasty can complement each other extremely well. Septoplasty…

Choosing a Thyroid Surgeon

5 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Thyroid Surgeon

When it comes to thyroid surgeon, how do you know you’re in good hands? Most people choose because they were given a trusted reference. They found their thyroid surgeon via a friend who had a successful surgery and recommended the…

Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work

How Does a Balloon Sinuplasty Work? Your Top Questions Answered

You’ve had one sinus infection too many. In fact, you’ve probably had 10 sinus infections too many. You’re considering balloon sinuplasty as a treatment option, but you still have a few questions.  For one, does balloon sinuplasty actually work?  Yes. …

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Minimally Invasive Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery FAQ

No one should go into surgery with unanswered questions.  Before any surgery, you deserve a clear understanding of what’s happening. Whether you’re approaching a minimally invasive procedure or a major surgery, never hesitate to talk with your doctor about the…

Nasal Valve Collapse

Nasal Valve Collapse: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

Could you have nasal valve collapse and not realize it?  A nasal valve is essentially the nostril, or the outside part of the nose. Sniff in and look for a ‘collapse’ of those external walls of the nose — that’s…

Can’t Sleep with a CPAP? Here’s the Solution

While snoring with a CPAP may stop, sleeping with a mask on is tough. It irritates you, you take it off, and bottom line, you’re still not getting good rest. The CPAP just isn’t bearable.  Obstructive sleep apnea is a…

What You Need to Know About Balloon Sinuplasty: Risks, Recovery & Side Effects

Sinus issues are the last problem you want to worry about these days. You have infections that won’t go away (or keep coming back!) and it’s interrupting your life. You’ve tried allergy medications, antibiotics, and pain relievers, but nothing seems…

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