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Nasal Blockage and Congestion?

It's not easy to enjoy life when your nose is constantly blocked. Good sleep is next to impossible; vigorous exercise is 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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Am I a Candidate for VIVAER?
Take these two simple tests to discover if you'll benefit from 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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Cottle's Maneuver

Try this Do-it-yourself diagnostic procedure for assessing nasal obstruction/congestion.
Place one or two finger tips on your cheeks on either side of your nose. Gently, press and pull outward. This temporarily opens the nasal valve. If doing this helps you inhale more easily through your nose, your nasal obstruction may be in your nasal valve, and 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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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

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.

111 W. Washington Street
Suite 903
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 372-9355

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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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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 © 2018 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

If you use oral decongestants, nose sprays, or adhesive breathing strips to relieve nasal congestion, you know you can buy these remedies without a prescription. You also know these are temporary solutions at best, at a cost of hundreds of dollars a year.

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
Surgery

Surgeries for deviated septum, nasal turbinate reduction and functional rhinoplasty are intended to relieve blocked nasal passages. All require general anesthesia plus extended recovery time. And they're expensive: $1,000 - $2,500 for the insurance copay. Worse, up to half of patients report that their symptoms persist after surgery, and return to strips, sprays or pills for relief.


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 Airway
Remodeling

VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling is a new, simple technique that uses only local anesthetic. Many times Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling will be a more cost-effective option, speak to your physician for specifics.


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 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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Lose The Strips

Like thousands of others, you might depend on nasal strips to help you sleep better. But strips don't stick well to oily skin, they can be painful to remove, they can irritate your skin, and - let's be honest - you can't wear one 24/7. VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling may offer a permanent solution.

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 Sleep

Is your sleep disturbed by obstructed breathing, snoring or restlessness because you don't breathe right? Are you considering surgery to improve the flow of air through your nose? VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling can be performed in your doctor's office, without surgery, and may provide long-term relief.

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 Health

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 permanent 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.

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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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