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About: Dr. David Volpi

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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that is associated with several stereotypes. Many believe that it only affects men or those who are overweight. It’s also a common misconception that sleep apnea is exclusively treated using a CPAP machine. In reality obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, affects a wide range of people. The […]

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Top Signs of Sinusitis

Sinuses are hollow air-filled cavities that are located in your face and around your nose. Each sinus cavity has small tubes or channels that allow mucus to easily drain from the sinus into the nose. In some cases, however, the lining of one or more sinus cavities becomes inflamed, causing a condition referred to as […]

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Am I Suffering from a Deviated Septum?

Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? Do you suffer from recurrent sinus infections? Does your snoring interrupt your sleep? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a deviated septum. What Causes a Deviated Septum? The septum is made up of cartilage and bone. Its purpose is […]

man snoring keeping up his wife

How Oral Appliance Can Stop Your Snoring

For many, snoring is more than just an annoyance. The condition can also lead to a lack of sleep for both you and your bed partner. Fortunately, there are many solutions that help to alleviate snoring. A snoring mouthpiece, also known as an oral appliance, is a special medical device that is worn inside of the […]

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Where Can I Find the Best Sleep Apnea treatment in NYC?

In most cases, snoring is more than just an annoyance. It’s actually your body’s way of telling you something’s wrong, and that your sleep cycle is not as efficient as it should be. Snoring is one of the key indicators of a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. In this blog, board certified otolaryngologist Dr. […]

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What to Expect During an Adult Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is frequently associated with childhood, but adults who suffer from frequent sore throats or experience constant pain in their throat may also benefit from having this procedure performed. An adult tonsillectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure where an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) removes tonsils that have become enlarged or frequently get […]

woman suffering from a runny nose

Rhinorrhea: The medical term for a runny nose

A runny nose is a common condition that’s caused by the discharge of nasal fluids. Mucus is produced by nasal or adjacent tissues or blood vessels in the nose, and it normally drains without you even noticing it. However, excess drainage can occur with mucus that ranges from a watery clear fluid to thick mucus. […]

woman suffering from acid reflux caused by allergies

Can Allergies Cause Acid Reflux Symptoms?

Suffering from allergies is never fun, and during certain seasons of the year, your symptoms can cause severe irritation. When allergies strike, you could end up dealing with sniffling, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies are a nuisance, but symptoms can be especially hard to deal with if you also have acid reflux. In this […]

man wonders, can postnasal drip be cured

Can Postnasal Drip Be Cured?

Postnasal drip is one of the most common symptoms that leads to a visit to see an otolaryngologist, or ear nose and throat doctor and many wonder, can postnasal drip be cured? Mucus, the thick, wet substance that helps to trap and annihilate foreign substances like virus and bacteria before they cause infection, is found […]

woman wonders if sinusitis is contagious

Is Sinusitis Contagious?

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, are an inflammation of sinus tissue. One of the most common questions regarding this condition is, “is sinusitis contagious?” In this blog, board-certified Otolaryngologist Dr. David O. Volpi will address this question. Who Gets Sinusitis? There are several reasons that someone could contract sinusitis, but in most cases, it […]