It is estimated that 20 million people in the United States deal with a blocked nose every day due to a nasal airway obstruction (NAO). This can be caused by the natural anatomic shape of your airway (a narrow airway) or due to a blockage. NAO can make it difficult to breathe through your nose, exercise and even sleep. At Biltmore ENT, we have an effective treatment for NAO: VivAer.
During a consultation, our experienced team can assess your nasal passage to determine if NAO is truly causing your symptoms. If so, we will discuss this non-invasive treatment which is covered by Medicare and some insurance plans.
What are the Symptoms of Nasal Airway Obstruction?
The main symptom of NAO is trouble breathing through your nose – especially when exercising. This can also lead to other symptoms such as:
- Nasal congestion
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mouth breathing
The Goal of VivAer
The goal of a VivAer treatment is to target the blockage and significantly improve airflow through your nose by using radiofrequency (RF) energy. Long-lasting relief without surgery is the ultimate objective.
What to Expect During VivAer Treatment
VivAer is an in-office treatment. First, your doctor will temporarily numb the inside of your nasal passage with a local anesthesia. You will remain awake as the doctor inserts a small wand into your nose to deliver low-temperature RF energy to remodel the blockage. Most patients report that the procedure is quite comfortable and quick.
What to Expect After VivAer Treatment
Because there is minimal to no downtime, most patients can resume normal activities after treatment. The best news is that after just one treatment, some patients experience breathing relief for up to 4 years! In fact, in a clinical study, 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.
You Have Questions: We Have Answers
When you come in for your appointment, we’ll cover commonly asked questions about VivAer such as:
- What causes a nasal airway obstruction?
- What can fix a blocked nose?
- Is VivAer treatment covered by insurance?
- And many more
To find out if you have an obstruction in your nasal airway and if VivAer in Phoenix is the right treatment to improve your breathing and sinus problems, contact our office today at (602) 456-6639 or click here to request an appointment.
Learn more about VivAer here: https://vivaer.com/