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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.


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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. Alberti

Dr. Paul Alberti is a magna cum laude graduate of St. John’s University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he also completed internships in medicine and surgery. Dr. Alberti went on to fulfill his residency at Yale University School of Medicine, finishing in 1988 as chief resident in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He has been a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery/Otolaryngology at the Yale University School of Medicine since 1988. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board-certified in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He is one of the founding members of Ear, Nose & Throat Medical and Surgical Group, LLC.

In addition to his community-based otolaryngology practice, he has special expertise in treating head and neck cancers, surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He also has very specialized training in treating ear, nose, and throat–related scuba diving diseases and is a Divers Alert Network registered physician.

31 Broadway
North Haven, CT 06473
203 234 1324
Fax 234-1611

954 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
203 481 0003
Fax 483 6193

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Contact Dr. Alberti 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 © 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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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.

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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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