Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Nasal blockage or obstruction
- Trouble breathing through your nose
- Trouble sleeping
- Unable to get enough air through your nose during exercise or exertion
If so, you may be one of more than 20 million Americans suffering from nasal obstruction, which restricts airflow through the nose and negatively impacts one's quality of life.
In December 2016 Dr. Brodner was instrumental in the development and introduction of the Latera Implant as a Chief Investigator in the clinical trials for use in the office and operating room. Since 2017 Dr. Brodner has been a Key Opinion Leader for the Latera Implant and travels around the country and gives Zoom classes to teach other ENT surgeons the techniques necessary to properly place the Latera Implant.
One of the most common causes of nasal obstruction is nasal valve collapse (NVC), which occurs as a result of weak lateral cartilage collapsing inward when a person inhales. NVC is as prevalent as septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy among nasal and sinus patients. In this case, you need implants for nasal obstruction.
Benefits of Latera
Dr. Brodner performs the LATERA® Implant, an absorbable nasal implant that provides support to the collapsing lateral nasal cartilage helping you breathe better and reducing your nasal obstruction symptoms. The implant is easily inserted in the nose here in the office.
Patients reported improved breathing through their nose and little risk of changes to appearance. The majority of patients implanted with LATERA were satisfied with their breathing (86%) and appearance (93%) results.