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Do you have chronic nasal blockage?
Take the NOSE Score Survey to see if you are a VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling Candidate.

Low energy and unable to get enough air?
Take the NOSE Score Survey to see if you are a Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling Candidate.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Nasal congestion causing poor quality, restless sleep?
Take the NOSE Score Survey to see if you are a Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling Candidate.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Restless sleep and poor breathing keeping you up at night?
Take the NOSE Score Survey to see if you are a Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling Candidate.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.

Nasal Blockage and Congestion?

Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which makes it difficult to breathe through the nose. Until now, your only options were medications or breathing strips that offer temporary relief, and surgeries that are invasive, painful, and often have a long recovery period. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling is a treatment that can be performed in our office to help you breathe more easily.

Are you a candidate? Take the test below.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Breathe Better, Live Better.

It's not easy to enjoy life when your nose is constantly blocked. Low energy levels and that feeling of never getting enough air can wear you down. An active lifestyle is almost out of the question. Your attitude is affected, and it feels like your health is at stake. Now there's a simple, one-time treatment that can open your nasal passages and restore free breathing without surgery. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling can be performed in minutes, in the office or outpatient center, as a non-invasive treatment. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling uses a low-temperature process that gently reshapes tissue of the nasal airway to help you breathe easier right away.

Are you a candidate? Take the test below.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Breathe Better, Sleep Better

A great night's sleep is almost impossible with blocked nasal airways. And your next day's activities suffer from poor, restless sleep. Now there's a simple, one-time treatment that can open your nasal passages and restore free breathing without surgery, helping you sleep better. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling can be performed in minutes, in the office or outpatient center, as a non-invasive treatment. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling uses a low-temperature process that gently reshapes tissue of the nasal airway to help you breathe easier, and rest easier, right away.

Are you a candidate? Take the test below.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.

Breathe Better, Sleep Better.

A great night's sleep is almost impossible with blocked nasal airways. And your next day's activities suffer from poor, restless sleep. Now there's a simple, one-time treatment that can open your nasal passages and restore free breathing without surgery, helping you sleep better. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling can be performed in minutes, in the office or outpatient center, as a non-invasive treatment. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling uses a low-temperature process that gently reshapes tissue of the nasal airway to help you breathe easier, and rest easier, right away.

Are you a candidate? Take the test below.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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NOSE Score Test

The NOSE Score test determines the severity of your nasal blockage.
Click the "Start Assessment" button below, and you'll be asked five questions. Rate your answers from 0 (not a problem) to 4 (severe problem). If you score 50 or higher, you may be a candidate for Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Rate your symptoms 0-4:

0 Not a problem

1 Mild problem

2 Moderate problem

3 Significant problem

4 Severe problem

Start Assessment
Nasal congestion or stuffiness
Nasal blockage or obstruction
Trouble breathing through my nose
Trouble sleeping
Unable to get enough air through my nose during exercise or exertion

N.O.S.E. Score:

0 No obstruction

5-25 Mild obstruction

26-50 Moderate obstruction

51-75 Significant obstruction

76-100 Severe obstruction

Your NOSE Score of means you qualify for VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling!

Ask your doctor about a VIVAER consult today. Call (312) 372-9355 or fill out the form below.

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Contact Dr. Pritikin by filling out the Contact Us form. We’ll follow up with you to answer any questions you have about the VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling treatment.

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Meet Dr. Pritikin

Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He completed his pre-medical education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, earning both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as a Master of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. He attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. His residency training was also completed at Rush, with supplemental training at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery.

Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center

111 W. Washington Street
Suite 903
Chicago, IL 60602

Call Today! (312) 372-9355

Compare Treatment Options


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Ongoing Home Remedies

External breathing strips, internal nasal dilators, and sprays are some of the ongoing home remedies you might have tried and tried. Home remedies never quite fix the problem nor offer lasting relief from symptoms.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Traditional Nasal
Surgery

Traditional nasal surgery has been the only course of treatment for advanced nasal problems. While it may be effective in many cases, it does not always address the problems of nasal blockage caused by narrow nasal valves.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling

The Vivaer® treatment, performed in our office, does not require any incisions. The inside of your nose is gently reshaped using low-temperature radiofrequency energy with lasting results, without affecting the outward appearance of your nose.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.

Nasal Blockage and Congestion?

Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which makes it difficult to breathe through the nose. Until now, your only options were medications or breathing strips that offer temporary relief, and surgeries that are invasive, painful, and often have a long recovery period. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling is a treatment that can be performed in our office to help you breathe more easily.

Are you a candidate? Take the test below.


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.

Nasal Blockage Conditions


All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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No more strips.

Break free of nasal strips with the Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling treatment. This in-office procedure helps open up your nasal airway immediately.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Better breathing means better sleep.

Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling opens your nasal airway quickly, safely, and effectively.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Vivaer® treatment helps you breathe easier.

If you're tired all day, or have trouble getting enough air when you exercise, you may find that Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling gives you lasting relief with minimal discomfort.

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Aerin Medical, All Rights Reserved.