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Uncategorized COVID-19 Statement

We are seeing patients!   Please be reassured that at ALL times, this office has practiced the Universal Precaution Guidelines. We are also taking extra precautions based on CDC (Center Disease Control) recommendations to ensure your safety while coming in for your appointments. Wearing face masks. All staff are required to wear appropriate PPE and […]

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Posted on December 19 2020
Uncategorized Other Policies

Mission www.norellehealth.com is the web presence for the private medical of Garrett Bennett, MD. Our sites mission is to produce informative and medically reviewed medical content. Audience The intended audience of nycfacemd.com are any persons looking for sinus, breathing, and nose related health information. This site is only intended to provide information on nose/nasal conditions […]

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Posted on January 6 2020
Patient Video | Sinus Surgery Sinus Surgery Patient Review

  Sinus Surgery Patient Video Review I’m Patrick Cunningham. I live in Lindenhurst, Long Island. I work for the Long Island Railroad. I’m an electrician, and I’ve had sinus problems for about 20 years. I’ve had constant allergy problems, ever since I’ve been a kid. I’ve had three sinus surgeries with two different surgeons and […]

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Posted on August 14 2018
Summer Sinus Health | Sinus Infection Local Allergic Rhinitis

Localized Allergic Rhinitis is defined by the occurrence, in patients with symptoms clearly suggesting allergic rhinitis but with negative results to common allergy testing, of allergen specific antibodies in the nasal mucosa. Which begs the question:   Can you have allergies with negative allergy testing? Have you ever sniffed a flower and had your nose […]

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Posted on June 10 2018
Uncategorized Sinus Surgery Glossary

A – B – C – D – E – F – H – I – L – M – N – O – P – R – S – T – V Abscess When the body fights an infection it sends white blood cell to fight the bacteria and pus is made. An abscess […]

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Posted on January 29 2018
Sinus Procedure Turbinoplasty: Reduction of Turbinate Hypertrophy

What is a Turbinoplasty? The turbinates are the bony structures on either side of the nose. The turbinates are covered with soft erectile tissue called “nasal mucosa”. These turbinates warm, humidify and purify the air that we breathe. They can swell in response to allergies or sinus infections. When they get large enough to block […]

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Posted on December 15 2017
Uncategorized Stereotactic Image Guided Sinus Surgery

For complex or revision sinus surgery, there is a three-dimensional mapping system that can be used during surgery. This allows the surgeon another tool to verify surgical landmarks inside the sinuses at any time during the procedure. Stereotactic Image Guided Sinus Surgery combines a previous computed tomography (CT) scan and real-time information about the exact […]

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Posted on October 28 2017
Healthcare UnitedHealth – Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is the parent of United Healthcare, the biggest health insurance company in the United States. As of 2017, Fortune magazine ranks UnitedHealth number 6 on its Top 500 American Companies list and is on track to earn nearly 200 billion dollars of revenue in 2017. Its organizational structure includes numerous subsidiaries and […]

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Posted on September 10 2017
Healthcare GHI Insurance- Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

GHI (Group Health Incorporated) was established in 1937 as a non-profit health cooperative. The insurance is a non-profit company which provides health care to those Americans who teach our children, protect our country, and provide services to our community. GHI is run by EmblemHealth which is now the largest non-profit insurance company in the state […]

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Posted on September 10 2017
Healthcare The Empire Plan – Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

The Empire Plan and the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) is best known as a decades-long provider of health insurance for state and local New York government employees.  It ranks number one as the largest public employer health insurance program in the United States, with over 1.3 million insured. Those enrolled in NYSHIP […]

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Posted on September 10 2017
Uncategorized Aetna Insurance – Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

Aetna Incorporated is one of the largest health care companies in the United States. Originally known as Aetna (Fire) Insurance Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, the corporation provides a wide variety of health insurance products. Aetna currently offers its subscribers several different types of insurance, including medical, dental, long-term care and disability, and behavioral health plans. […]

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Posted on September 10 2017
Healthcare Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (GLICOA) was founded in 1860 in New York City. One of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., it is ranked as a Fortune 300 company. The company employs over 5,000 heatlh care specialists with 3,000 representatives and 80 branches across the country. Guardian offers not only […]

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Posted on September 9 2017
Healthcare Oxford- Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

United Healthcare Oxford is a subsidiary of United Healthcare Incorporated. Oxford was formed in 1984 and merged in 2004 into United, the largest healthcare corporation in the United States and the 6th largest company on the Fortune 500. Oxford Health Plans serve the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas but is based out of […]

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Posted on September 9 2017
Healthcare Cigna HealthCare – Sinus Surgery and Deviated Septum Surgery

Cigna Inc. is the United States’ third largest health insurer. Headquartered in Connecticut, Cigna  provides health care services to national, as well as international customers around the globe. It offers Medicare plans, individual and family packages for both medical and dental coverage. Cigna was created in 1982 after the merger of two companies: Connecticut General […]

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Posted on September 9 2017
Healthcare Insurance & Nose Surgery: A Guide

Before you schedule an appointment with a nose specialist, the first question on your mind is usually: “Will my health insurance cover my surgery?” Navigating the endless details contained within the pages of your health insurance plan can be overwhelming and frustrating. Understanding even the most basic concepts of an insurance policy can be clouded […]

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Posted on September 9 2017
Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain Difference between a Cold and Sinus Infection

How to tell the difference between a cold and sinus infection Sinus infections cause 73 million days of restricted activity in the United States each year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this finding is questionable because people with colds often believe they have sinus infections. With similar […]

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Posted on May 30 2017
Sinus Surgery | Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain Dry Sinuses: Symptoms and Treatments

Sinusitis is one of the most common medical problems, affecting over 29 million people in the United States alone. One type of sinus irritation that can lead to sinusitis is a dry sinus. If you are currently dealing with sinus problems, there are steps you can take to get better. Read on to find out […]

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Posted on May 15 2017
Health Tips | Sinus Infection How to Drain Sinuses

A sinus infection, known medically as sinusitis, is inflammation of the nasal cavity. Increased narrowing of the nasal passages can cause sinus obstruction and mucous build-up. This is most commonly caused by a virus, allergies or a deviated septum, but can also result from bacterial and fungal infections. Learn how to drain sinuses when you […]

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Posted on March 30 2017
Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty Costs Explained

A rhinoplasty procedure can be life changing with respect to your appearance and/or the way you breathe. Preparing for this change is thrilling, but considering the financial costs is equally important. The total cost for a rhinoplasty is divided into three main categories: (1) surgeon’s cost, (2) anesthesia fee and (3) facility fee. Below, you […]

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Posted on January 29 2017
Patient Video | Sinus Surgery Sinus Surgery Patient Experience

Sinus Surgery Patient Experience | Dr Garrett Bennett Full Video Transcript:  My name is Ree, I’m 30 years old, and I’m from New York, New York. What were your symptoms prior to surgery? I had trouble breathing on one side of my nose, and especially when I was sleeping, I had to sleep on one side. […]

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Posted on October 22 2016
Uncategorized Ree’s Deviated Septum Patient Testimonial

Ree’s Sinus Surgery Story Like many other people she had an injury as a child and wrote it off as something that will heal itself. After years of an untreated broken nose her septum became deviated and hindered he ability to breathe on one side of her nose greatly. Full video transcript below: Reeham: My […]

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Posted on October 10 2016
Uncategorized Justin Sinusitis Story Patient Testimonial

Justin’s Story Like many patients, Justin thought he just had to live with his poor breathing and sinus infections. After a thorough history, endoscopic examination, and sinus CAT scan, Dr. Bennett was able to appropriately diagnose and treat Justin to greatly improve his quality of life.

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Posted on September 26 2016
News Castle Connolly announces 2016 New York Top Doctors

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, is one of the top healthcare research companies that provides patients with information to find the best doctors in their area. Each year they publish the Top Doctors, nationally and regionally, which are first nominated by other physician and healthcare professionals and then selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team […]

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Posted on April 18 2016
Patient Video | Sinus Surgery Sinus Surgery Patient Experience

This video contains a surgical patient experience of Dr. Garrett Bennett, a New York City based sinus surgeon. This patient was suffering from sinus infections and pressure caused by sinusitis. After undergoing sinus surgery, known as septoplasty, the patient’s ability to breath and sleep better increased.   Sinus Surgery Patient Experience | Dr Garrett Bennett Patient Review […]

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Posted on March 3 2016
Broken Nose | Health Tips Treating a Broken or Bruised Nose

Symptoms of Broken or Bruised Nose If you have suffered an injury to your nose and it is bruised or even broken, there are some treatments available to help alleviate some of the pain. It is important to be able to tell if your nose has been broken or if it is just swollen immediately […]

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Posted on November 15 2015
Health Tips | Broken Nose Signs of a Broken Nose

This article was originally written by Garrett Bennett, MD for the MD.com blog, health and wellness articles written by physician. View the original source here. Did I Break My Nose? After getting hit in the face its not always clear if your nose is broken. The following is a guide that may help you determine […]

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Posted on November 4 2015
Sinus Surgery Sleep Apnea and Sinus Surgery

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) may present as a prolonged (twelve weeks or longer) period in which a patient suffers consistent nasal congestion, facial pain, fatigue and colored nasal discharge.1,2. However, this condition can be associated with additional symptoms, most notably the development of polyps within the nasal sinuses (or cavities of the nose)3. CRS may affect […]

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Posted on October 15 2015
Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain | Health Tips Reduce Sinus Inflammation

3 Ways to Reduce Sinus Inflammation Anyone with allergies knows how bad it can get. Springtime can trigger a concert of sneezing, nose blowing and congestion that lasts until summer or beyond. One of the most common characteristics of allergies is sinus inflammation and blockage, which can be downright painful and debilitating. The sinuses can […]

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Posted on August 31 2015
News OpenCare Patients’ Choice Award

On July 15th, 2015 OpenCare recognized Dr. Garrett Bennett as a top medical practice in New York. From the offices outstanding reputation and patient satisfaction they were awarded the recognition of OpenCare 2015 Patients’ Choice Award. In a letter from OpenCare’s Medical Research Team Dr. Bennett and is staff were acknowledged. Through Dr. Bennett’s online […]

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Posted on August 19 2015
News 2014 Patients Choice Award

Vitals ENT Patients Choice Award Winner 2014 Dr. Garrett H. Bennett

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Posted on June 29 2015
News | Video Meet Dr. Garrett Bennett

New York City Sinus Specialist Dr. Garrett H. Bennett

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Posted on June 22 2015
News Dr. Bennett – On Time Award

Dr. Garrett Bennett Wins Prestigious Vitals On-Time Award Award Recognizes Doctors Who Provide Prompt and Effective Care Based on Patient Feedback New York, NY — June 17, 2015 — Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care, is pleased […]

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Posted on June 17 2015
Sinus Surgery | Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain Top 4 Benefits of Sinus Surgery

More than 30 million Americans suffer from sinus issues. Undergoing surgery to correct these problems can be daunting, but if your doctor recommends this treatment it’s important to focus on the positives. Here are a few of the top benefits of sinus surgery. To learn about some of the less understood areas of sinus surgery read about […]

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Posted on June 11 2015
Uncategorized Sinus Health and Allergies: Pet Dander

You may be aware that over 70% of U.S. households contain at least one dog or cat, but what you may not know is that 10% of the American population has some type of animal allergy. Our pets are an important part of our lives. They provide us companionship and just having them around can […]

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Posted on May 30 2015
Sinus Surgery | Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain 4 Signs Your Cold is Really a Sinus Infection

Do you have watery eyes? Have you been sneezing? Is your nose stuffy? Do you have post-nasal drip? Your symptoms may will clear up with a little rest and some vitamin C, but how do you know? What you think is the common cold could be something more serious — a sinus infection. Here are some […]

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Posted on May 11 2015
News 2015 New York Top Doctor

Recognized New York City Sinus Specialist There are only 16,000 doctors in the dense confines of New York City but the process of searching for and choosing one can still be overwhelming and confusing. To help simplify the process New York has partnered up with the people at Castle Connolly, the medical review and research […]

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Posted on March 12 2015
Sinus Surgery 5 Myths About Sinus Surgery

Breath Deep: 5 Myths About Sinus Surgery Sinus surgery may sound frightening, but it doesn’t have to be. The fact is that sinus surgery procedures have been performed millions of times across the world, and have helped millions of people breathe easier and have better sinus function. We are going to approach 5 myths about sinus surgery […]

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Posted on February 26 2015
Health Tips Foods That Improve Breathing

Foods that help your breathing and respiratory system There are various foods that can help your respiratory system breathe and function better. While the primary function for the respiratory system is to release old air and inhale fresh oxygen, sometimes things can get in the way of that process. Things that can affect the process […]

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Posted on February 18 2015
News | Health Tips Cold and Flu Season Trends

Think With Google is an incredible resource showing insights from all industries. As cold and flu seasons come and go, learn the peak times from search trends and prepare yourself better to handle the high seasons.

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Posted on January 23 2015
Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain | Health Tips Why Do I Keep Getting Sinus Infections?

What are sinus infections? Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are caused by inflammation in the sinus cavities. Inflammation in the nasal and sinus cavities occurs for many different reasons. Allergies, a deviated nasal septum, multiplying of a virus or bacteria are just a few of the causes. Sinus infections affect 30 million Americans every […]

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Posted on January 21 2015
News 2015 Super Doctor Award

Super Doctors Program ‘Super Doctors’ is a program that identifies top physicians around the country. Doctors are nominated by their peers and recognized with an award of professional achievement.  The independent research company, MSP communications, partners up with medical peers in the selection process. There are more than 40 medical specialties eligible for this award and awards […]

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Posted on December 8 2014
Sinus Surgery Nasal Surgery Aftercare: Tips & Suggestions

When recovering from any form of nasal surgery, it is important to follow your aftercare instructions very carefully. The first two weeks are the most critical, so pay close attention to the DO’S & DON’T contained in this article, and you will be on your way to breathing easy in no time! Nasal Surgery Recovery […]

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Posted on November 19 2014
News Dr. Bennett – Patients’ Choice

NEW YORK, November 5, 2014 Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Garrett Bennett has been honored with the prestigious 2014 Compassionate Doctor Award. The accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is given only to doctors who receive outstanding patient reviews throughout the calendar year. Of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians, only 3 percent were accorded the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award […]

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Posted on November 5 2014
Health Tips Essential Oils for Dark Circles

Natural Oils that can help Dark Circles Do you experience Dark Circles around your eyes? Are you looking for some home remedies to help eliminate Dark Circles? Let’s discuss some all natural essential oils that have been proven to be effective in reducing Dark Circles. The reason why we have chosen to discuss oils as […]

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Posted on October 27 2014
News Castle Connolly announces 2014 Top Doctors®

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, is one of the top healthcare research companies that provides patients with information to find the best doctors in their area. Each year they publish the Top Doctors, nationally and regionally, which are first nominated by other physician and healthcare professionals and then selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team […]

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Posted on August 11 2014
Health Tips The Economist – Patients’ Reviews

Digital Patient Reviews With technology trending in today’s modern age, patients have turned to the Internet as a resource to document their experience with doctors. There are various media outlets and sources available for new and existing patients to view this information. It is now changing the way doctors operate their businesses because all experiences […]

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Posted on August 11 2014
Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain Viral vs Bacterial Sinus Infections

Sinusitis Sinusitis is the infection of the sinus that is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. Sinusitis typically occurs when excess mucus develops or there is a blockage to the sinuses. The causes of excess mucus or blockage to the sinuses can be from an active cold, allergies, a deviated septum, or the […]

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Posted on August 7 2014
Uncategorized What to Expect During Rhinoplasty Recovery

Your Expectations With Rhinoplasty Recovery Your doctor should set all of your recovery expectations and give you an idea of how long the recovery process will take. Every individual recovers differently when it comes to the time and the healing process. This guide is to give you a general understanding of what to expect post-surgery […]

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Posted on August 7 2014
News Compassionate Doctor in New York City

What is a Compassionate Doctor? A compassionate doctor is one who you feel comfortable with seeking medical advice. Characteristics of a compassionate doctor are that your feel relaxed speaking with them, they are knowledgeable and available when you need them. Their ability to understand you and your needs are going to play a significant role […]

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Posted on June 15 2014
Sinus Surgery | Sinus Pain | Health Tips Nasal Polyp Surgery Recovery

Recovery from Nasal Polyp Surgery You may be already be experiencing the symptoms or have been treated for nasal polyps. If this is the case and treatment with medicine has not worked then surgery may be the best course of action. On the day of your nasal polyp removal surgery, you typically can leave the surgery […]

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Posted on June 15 2014
News Selfies and Rhinoplasty Surgery

Impact of Selfies Since the introduction of social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr, Selfies have become increasingly more popular.  A selfie is a self-portrait that is generally taken with a camera phone and shared via social media. The two age groups most likely take  Selfies are 18-24 and 25-35. As people strive to […]

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Posted on June 14 2014
Sinus Surgery New York City Nose Surgery

Cosmetic Nose Surgery Nose surgery serves two functions, which are cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic Nose Surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is an elective procedure that can alter the size or shape of the nose. It can also be used to change features of the nostrils. The primary goal of this procedure is to provide symmetrical […]

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Posted on May 5 2014
Uncategorized Sinus Surgery Costs Explained

Sinus surgery is a very common procedure that often changes a patient’s life with respect to his or her ability to breathe. In preparing for the procedure, your doctor should give you a full breakdown of the costs involved. Normally, these costs fall into three categories: (1) surgeon’s fees (2) anesthesia fee and (3) hospital […]

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Posted on March 25 2014
Uncategorized Complications of an Untreated Sinus Infection

A mild case of acute sinusitis can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications and natural remedies like nasal irrigation, decongestants, steam inhalation, rest and plenty of fluids. Sinus infections that linger for weeks or months can require more intense treatment. Antibiotics and medication directed at the sinus inflammation may return normal sinus function.  Surgery can […]

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Posted on March 25 2014
Uncategorized Sinus Headache or Migraine: Causes & Treatments

Sinus headaches, quite intuitively, relate to sinus infections. However, if your sinuses are not what is troubling you, it is possible that you may be suffering from a migraine, a painful headache affecting one side of the head. Migraines and sinus infections have several overlapping symptoms, causing many people to treat themselves as if they are suffering from one, when […]

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Posted on March 6 2014
Uncategorized Sinus Headaches or Migraine? Causes & Treatments

Sinus headaches, quite intuitively, relate to sinus infections. However, if your sinuses are not what is troubling you, it is possible that you may be suffering from a migraine, a painful headache affecting one side of the head. Migraines and sinus infections have several overlapping symptoms, causing many people to treat themselves as if they are suffering from one, when […]

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Posted on March 6 2014
Product Review Dr. Bennett’s Product Review Corner

  What symptoms does the Sinugator treat? NeilMed’s Sinugator is used primarily to treat post nasal drip and nasal dryness stemming from sinus infections, as well as sinus irritation from indoor and outdoor pollutants like dust, smog, pet dander, pollen and smoke. What is “new” about the Sinugator? The Sinugator is a new type of […]

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Posted on February 5 2014
Health Tips Rejuvenate Your Eyes: Dr. Bennett’s 13 tips to cure dark circles and puffy eyes

The old English proverb reminds us that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” Puffy eyes and dark circles are two common problems that many men and women experience, both old and young. The appearance of unhealthy eyes can make you look older, ill or sleep-deprived. If you have ever experienced puffy eyes, bags […]

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Posted on January 31 2014
Sinus Surgery What Do Nasal Polyps Look Like?

What do nasal polyps look like? Nasal polyps appear as small, greyish or pink, teardrop-shaped growths on the lining of the sinus cavity or nasal passages. You might also picture them as tiny peeled grapes. When viewing a CT scans of the sinuses, cloudy spots typically mean nasal polyps are present. They are normally benign […]

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Posted on January 27 2014
Sinus Infection | Sinus Pain | Sinus Surgery Treatment of Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps: Top 5 Signs to Seek Treatment Treatment of nasal polyps is not always necessary. Those who develop a small nasal polyps and do not notice any adverse symptoms generally need only monitoring of the polyps. However, for others, nasal polyps can cause symptoms that decrease quality of life in a dramatic way. Some […]

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Posted on January 27 2014
Uncategorized Useful Links

American Rhinologic Society -The American Rhinologic Society’s mission is to serve, represent and advance the science and ethical practice of rhinology. American Academy of Otolaryngology : Head and Neck Surgery – The world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. American Academy of Facial […]

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Posted on December 20 2013
Healthcare Aetna Health Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

All insurance carriers have specific criteria when it comes to determining the amount of coverage the company is willing to extend towards medical treatment. Aetna is no exception. Within the various types of policies offered by the company, nose surgery is one area in which Aetna offers full coverage. Out-of-pocket costs will be minimal for […]

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Posted on December 11 2013
Product Review Nasal Spray FAQ: Sinus Buster

If you have ever gone to the drugstore looking for a nasal spray to relieve sinus infection symptoms, you’ve most likely encountered a row of products that look very much the same. Which product is the best? Are all the products the same? Which product is right for me? Recently, one specific brand of nasal […]

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Posted on November 19 2013
Uncategorized Common Insurance Providers: The Empire Plan

The principal health insurance plan in New York is The Empire Plan, also known as NYSHIP (New York State Health Insurance Program). It is the largest public employer health insurance program in the U.S., with over 1.2 million members. This program, created decades ago, offers an impressive range of health plans to both state and […]

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Posted on November 18 2013
Uncategorized Common Insurance Providers: Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Group Health Incorporated (or, GHI) was established in 1937 as a non-profit health cooperative. Similar to the Empire Plan, GHI offers health insurance coverage to those who teach our children, protect our country, and provide invaluable community services. GHI boasts over 2 million members, and was once the largest not-for-profit insurance company in New York. […]

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Posted on November 18 2013
Uncategorized Common Insurance Providers: Cigna

Cigna is another of the largest health care providers in the country. It is currently ranked third in the country in terms of number of insured policyholders. Cigna is headquartered in Connecticut and is well-known for offering coverage to both international and national customers. Cigna also offers extensive medical and dental coverage in the form […]

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Posted on November 18 2013
Uncategorized Common Insurance Providers: Aetna

 Aetna Incorporated, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the biggest health care companies in the United States. Previously known as the Aetna Fire Insurance Company, Aetna has expanded and now offers a wide array of insurance packages.  Types of coverage include medical, dental, long-term care and disability, and behavioral health plans. Aetna is tremendously […]

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Posted on November 18 2013
Uncategorized Understanding Health Insurance

Your Comprehensive Guide to Insurance & Sinus Surgery Relax, and take a deep breathe. If you are considering sinus surgery, deviated septum surgery, or any procedure, insurance can be an overwhelming and stressful hurdle. Navigating through pages upon pages of fine print and exclusions contained within your policy can indeed be frustrating, but it should […]

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Posted on November 14 2013
Uncategorized Frequently Asked Sinus Health Questions

 F.A.Q. – Sinus Health & You 1. Where will my surgery with Dr. Bennett be performed and what can I expect on the day of surgery? 2. What is recovery like after nasal or sinus surgery? 3. Will smoking affect my recovery after nose or sinus surgery? 4. How do I know if I am […]

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Posted on November 5 2013
Sinus Pain | Health Tips | Product Review Advil Cold & Sinus: Overview of Mild & Severe Side Effects

How does Advil Cold & Sinus work to treat a sinus infection? Advil Cold & Sinus is one of the most popular over-the-counter treatments for colds and sinus infections. The active ingredients, chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine are found not only in Advil Cold & Sinus (the name-brand medication) but also in its generic counterparts. Advil […]

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Posted on November 1 2013
Health Tips Natural & Home Remedies for Sinus Infections

  How do I treat my sinus infection? Understanding Sinusitis Symptoms Infection of the sinuses causes inflammation of the delicate membranes that surround the nose, eyes and cheeks. These membranes are responsible for producing mucus that, when functioning properly, work to moisten the air you breathe and filter out any germs or bacteria. When these […]

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Posted on November 1 2013
Health Tips | Summer Sinus Health Holiday Air Travel Tips

Tips for a Healthy & Successful Flight The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time when friends and family travel far and wide to gather and celebrate together. For many of us, this means making airline reservations. When preparing for your flight, you hope to avoid long waits, lost baggage and delayed departures, […]

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Posted on October 30 2013
Sinus Pain | Sinus Infection What to do for Severe Sinus Pain

The paranasal sinuses are a set of four hollow areas, which surround the nasal cavity. The true purpose of these sinuses is still debated, and it is possible that they really serve no biological function at all. However, being joined by a small area known as the ostia, these sinus areas can become easily blocked […]

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Posted on October 15 2013
Uncategorized What are the Sinuses?

The nasal sinuses are interconnected spaces in the skull that are lined with respiratory tissue (mucosa). These sinuses range in size from several centimeters to only a few millimeters.  Every sinus has an opening that allows the sinus to drain to the inside of the nose. The sinuses are shown below. All sinuses are paired. The […]

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Posted on October 7 2013
Sinus Infection Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

Since some of the symptoms of a sinus infection are similar to other illnesses, people often misdiagnose themselves. In fact, a bacterial sinus infection is frequently thought to be no more than a common cold — that is — until it becomes quite uncomfortable and painful. That’s why knowing the many diverse symptoms of a […]

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Posted on October 1 2013
Summer Sinus Health | Video Summer Sinus Health Tips

If you are part of the nearly 40 million Americans who suffer from sinus problems, the Summer may be the worst season of the year. Follow these summer sinus health tips and help avoid or alleviate some of the discomfort you may be feeling.   Summer Sinus Health Tips Try to Avoid Pollen: Pollen levels […]

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Posted on July 10 2013
Video Sinus Infection Symptoms

Bacterial sinus infection symptoms can easily be confused or thought only to be a common cold. Educate yourself on the symptoms of sinus infections to avoid potentially unnecessary suffering. The combination of some or all of following symptoms may indicate the presence of a bacterial infection that could be located in your sinuses: Pain in […]

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Posted on July 3 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health & Dry Air

Why Does It Matter if the Air Is Dry? Adults breathe approximately 23,000 times a day. The air we are breathing is important in making sure our bodies’ function effectively to ward off illness and infection. Sinuses that are dry are 50% more likely to attract sinusitis-causing bacteria than moist sinuses.  Humidity levels between 40%-50% […]

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Posted on April 23 2013
Uncategorized Guide to a “Sinus Friendly” Home : Humidifiers

Home Humidifiers During the cold, dry, winter months, the lack of moisture in the air can make you more prone to sinus infections. Dry air can bring irritating and uncomfortable symptoms that can disturb your home and work life. Prevention is an important part of maintaining healthy sinuses. The installation of a humidifier in your […]

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Posted on April 23 2013
Uncategorized Guide to a “Sinus Friendly” Home : Steam Vaporizers

Steam Vaporizers & Your Sinuses A steam vaporizer is type of humidifier that converts water into a warm, moisturizing mist to combat the harmful effects of dry air on the sinuses. Sinus infections, whether acute or chronic are associated with a number of painful symptoms, including nasal congestion and inflammation, sore throat, fever and sinus […]

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Posted on April 23 2013
Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty & Minimizing the Likelihood of Rare Risks

Whether a surgical procedure is rare or common, invasive or non-invasive, necessary or elective, or performed in a hospital or your doctor’s office, there are always risks to consider before going forward with the operation. Remember that you can minimize the likelihood of risks by quitting smoking, discontinuing use of certain medications, maintaining a healthy […]

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Posted on April 23 2013
Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty Risks

When undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, you are likely most concerned with the post-operative results. Will the bump in my nose have disappeared? Will my nose look smaller? Will the tip be reshaped in the way I had imagined? These questions and others are natural, but when considering the benefits, it is also important to understand the […]

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Posted on April 23 2013
Rhinoplasty History of Rhinoplasty – Dr. Bennett NYC Double Board Certified

“Rhinoplasty,” derived from the Greek words rhinos (“nose”) and plassein (“to shape”) is a surgery performed to achieve two results: (1) to improve the breathing function of the nose and/or (2) to improve the cosmetic look of the nose. Rhinoplasties have been around for thousands of years. Nasal surgery techniques appear early on in recorded […]

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Posted on April 20 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health and Allergies: Cigarette Smoke

Why is cigarette smoke harmful? Cigarette smoke is an air pollutant that affects the sinuses similarly to smog, exhaust or many other inhaled irritants. It disrupts the ability of the mucus membrane to filter out causes of inflammation that can lead to an increased incidence of chronic sinusitis.  A new study recently released concluded that […]

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Posted on April 8 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health & Allergies – Human Pollution

How does pollution affect our sinuses? The lining of our sinuses and the inside of the nose are some of the most delicate tissues in the body. When exposed to prolonged contact with pollution, smog, and other contaminants, we have increased likelihood of developing chronic sinusitis. Medical researchers have conducted studies on people living in […]

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Posted on April 8 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health & Allergies – Cockroaches

Cockroach Facts Have you ever seen a cockroach? If you have, chances are there are at least 800 hiding in the surrounding area. Cockroaches are the most resilient pests in the insect world. They need only eat once a month and can survive nearly a full hour without oxygen. Cockroaches can be found in any […]

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Posted on April 8 2013
Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty Types and Techniques

All rhinoplasty procedures are not created equal. This is to say that the procedure differs depending upon your needs as a patient. After the initial decision to undergo a rhinoplasty, the next step involves the help of your plastic surgeon to evaluate which type of rhinoplasty procedure is best for you. There are four types […]

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Posted on April 6 2013
Uncategorized The Healthy Sinus: Fact vs. Fiction

Vitamins Diet Lifestyle Essential Quick Tips   Healthy Sinuses: The Key to a Healthy Life Sinus problems can affect people in different ways. Most people are lucky to have no sinus symptoms while others may have one or multiple infections per year. Still others battle the painful symptoms on a daily basis. The incidence of […]

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Posted on April 4 2013
Uncategorized Fighting Sinusitis: Rinsing the Sinuses

Sinus Rinsing and Neti Pots No matter the season, if you are one of the 37 million Americans that report sinus congestion and sinusitis symptoms, twice daily flushing of the nasal pathways with a saline solution may have both positive short term and long-term effects. The immediate effect of a nasal wash may be relief […]

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Posted on April 1 2013
Uncategorized Fighting Sinusitis: Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion occurs when the vessels in the nose swell causing expansion of the nasal tissue and the subsequent feeling of obstructed nasal breathing. Some feeling of resistance in the nose is actually normal and gives you the sensation that air is going through the nose. But, too much inflammation of the nasal tissues can […]

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Posted on April 1 2013
Uncategorized Sinuses and Your Environment

Tips for Healthy Sinuses More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinus problems each year. Did you know that the air both inside and outside of your home is filled with potentially harmful irritants that may contribute to sinus problems?  It may be frightening to imagine breathing in these dangerous materials, since they can contribute to colds […]

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Posted on March 31 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health and Allergies: Pollen Allergy

According to specialists, 39% of people report that their sinus infection started out as an allergy. In response, Dr. Bennett believes it is important for patients to know the important facts about the most common allergens and how to avoid them to improve sinus health. The Sinus Health Series answers your most frequently asked questions ranging from […]

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Posted on March 31 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health and Allergies: Mold & Mildew

Unlike those troubled from pollen allergies who experience flare-ups of sinus problems in the spring months, if you find yourself suffering from itchy eyes, congestion, sinus pain and pressure during the fall months, then it is likely that you have an allergy to mold and mildew. A large percentage of chronic sinus infections are related […]

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Posted on March 30 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Health and Allergies: Dust Mites

An allergen is a material that produces an allergic reaction. Allergens can enter into the nose through the sinuses, causing irritation, inflammation and infection. Allergy attacks can occur indoors or outdoors. Pollen allergies are likely to attack your sinuses when you are outdoors, while dust mite allergies find their way into your sinuses most often […]

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Posted on March 30 2013
Uncategorized Guide to Choosing the Right Sinus Surgery

Part III: Traditional Sinus Surgery Understanding Traditional Sinus Surgery Despite the newly heralded FESS and balloon sinuplasty procedures, there are instances wherein the facts and circumstances concerning your condition do not fit into what the majority of the population experiences. Abnormalities exist across all ages and races of people, and the medical field must consistently […]

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Posted on March 25 2013
Uncategorized Sinus Surgery & You: Making the Right Choices

The First Decision: Am I Ready for Surgery? : Understanding Alternatives The first step in consulting with your doctor about undergoing sinus surgery is the simple awareness that surgery is a big decision. Doctors typically recommend that his or her patient exhaust all viable methods of treatment before turning to surgery. In general, once a […]

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Posted on March 25 2013
Uncategorized Balloon Sinus Surgery

The balloon sinuplasty surgery is one of the latest tools to open sinuses along with the FESS or functional endoscopic sinus surgery. This is a relatively minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in the office or the operating room. The technique may shorten recovery time in a very select group of patients, and provide […]

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Posted on March 25 2013
Sinus Procedure Guide to Choosing the Right Sinus Surgery

Part I: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Understanding Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) Despite the availability of several different types of procedures in the treatment of recurrent acute and chronic sinusitis, the overwhelming and most common operation is known as a functional endoscopic sinus surgery, or “FESS”, for short). Simply put, in performing a FESS operation, […]

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Posted on March 25 2013
Uncategorized Recovery from Sinus Surgery

Following directions before and after the surgical procedure will allow a rapid recovery and help deliver the best results possible. When To Undergo Surgery  To determine whether or not you need surgery, read the checklist below and see how many are applicable to you: Your doctor has diagnosed you with chronic sinusitis. You have followed […]

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Posted on March 22 2013
Uncategorized Sinusitis Treatment

Sinusitis can cause significant pain and suffering. Treatments range from very conservatively treating symptoms to all the way up through surgery. Optimizing your environment can be a great place to start when improving sinus function. The main goals of treating sinusitis can be listed as follows: Easing pain and pressure Decreasing or eliminating infection Improving drainage […]

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Posted on March 19 2013
Uncategorized Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Sinusitis

Due to the many varieties of sinusitis and overlap in symptoms, diagnosis can be complex and you should look for a doctor who specializes in the sinuses. The most common form of sinusitis is acute sinusitis, affecting roughly 90% of adults who report having suffered from the condition at one point or another throughout their […]

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Posted on March 19 2013
Uncategorized What is Sinusitis?

Have you ever experienced a cold that not only wasn’t the 24-hour variety but just wouldn’t seem to go away? If so, you may have suffered from sinusitis. The word “sinusitis” has its roots in the Latin word sinuo which translates to “bend, wind, curve.” In medical terminology, the “itis” suffix refers to inflammation. Sinusitis, […]

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Posted on March 19 2013
Uncategorized Air Travel and Your Sinuses

While the avoidance of outdoor and indoor pollutants is important in ensuring healthy sinuses, for those of us who frequently find ourselves up in the clouds, understanding how air travel and your sinuses are related can be critical to prevent sinus pain and pressure. During lift-off and landing, changes in the air pressure inside the plane’s cabin, […]

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Posted on March 18 2013
Uncategorized Probiotics

What are Probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human digestive tract. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” When administered in adequate amounts, a probiotic may offer several health benefits. Certain yeasts may also be helpful. You don’t necessarily need probiotics to be healthy. However, […]

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Posted on March 30 2011
Uncategorized Rhinoplasty Cost

How much does a rhinoplasty cost?   The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on multiple factors: the surgeon’s skills, the shape and structure of the nose, the surgeon’s training and experience, and location of the surgeon’s practice. The price of a rhinoplasty also varies depending on the complexity of each case and whether it is […]

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Posted on March 3 2011
Uncategorized Keep Your Sinuses Healthy

The sinuses are the first line of defense for protecting your airways from harmful elements. Over a lifetime, the sinuses can become damaged by exposure to dust, pollution, changes in temperature, and infections. A deviated nasal septum can negatively affect sinus health by limiting breathing through one side of the nose while drying out the other […]

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Posted on February 16 2011
Uncategorized Sun Protection

Every year, the sun’s rays become stronger. The best that we can do to prevent skin damage from these rays is to avoid them and cover up when we are outside. Many people are confused about proper sun protection. This article will attempt to explain the main points of sun protection. What causes sunburn? Sunlight […]

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Posted on September 29 2010
Uncategorized Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergies are the immune system’s way of fighting various environmental aspects that it considers to be threatening. Substances to which the body has an allergic reaction are called allergens. Allergies can cause asthma, allergic rhinitis (runny nose), or skin reactions. Many common allergens are found in trees, pollen, foods, and molds. When you allergy-proof your home you […]

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Posted on September 29 2010