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1430 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 734-4515
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200 Pantigo Place
East Hampton, NY 11937
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Dr. Nass offers a full array of ear, nose, and throat services. You can read more on this page about specific services.

 ENT services

As noted above, Dr. Nass treats the wide range of ear, nose, and throat disease. However, you may be interested to know that his subspecialty area is nasal and sinus medicine and surgery. When endoscopic sinus diagnoses and management was first introduced into the United States in the 1980s, he was among the earliest American physicians enrolled in continuing medical education courses in this area offered by Dr. Kennedy (then at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore) and Dr. Stammberger (University of Graz, Austria ). He furthered his education in this area by visiting each of them in their home hospitals and had an opportunity to observe them in surgery and discuss these techniques with them one-to-one.

Following this he did extensive work in the anatomy laboratory before starting to perform these procedures on actual patients.

With developing expertise, he co-directed continuing education courses in the principles and techniques of endoscopic sinus surgery and organized and co-directed a large international symposium on sinus disease in New York City. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals in the area of rhinology and continues to teach the ENT residents at New York University.

A related interest is that of inhalant allergy. Realizing the relationship of inhalant allergy and many ENT problems, he was blessed with a "hands-on" tutorial with a general allergist/immunologist which required many hours of study after completing his formal residency training and supplemented this with formal otolaryngic allergy continuing education courses. He is one of a minority of ENT physicians in the area who melds diagnosis and management of inhalant allergy with his ENT practice. Academically, he founded and directs an ENT Allergy Clinic in Bellevue Hospital as part of the resident training program.

Allergy

Allergies are an extremely common problem. However, not everyone who complains about "my allergies" is actually allergic. What is an allergy? What are allergic symptoms and how are they different from the "common cold" or a simple "irritant response."? How can you control the symptoms of allergies? When should you see a doctor and whom should you see? Can we actually cure allergies? If so, how? Read More...

Gastro-esophageal/Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

"Acid reflux" is an extremely common disorder that is often manifested by gasto-intestinal symptoms such as "heartburn", "belching", and "abdominal bloating." It can be associated with pharyngeal symptoms such as chronic sore throat, cough, hoarseness, "throat-clearing", and "phlegm in the throat". It can cause secondary tracheitis and bronchitis and may exacerbate bronchial asthma. Lastly, there is a relationship between reflux disease, sinusitis, and rhinitis. It is important to realize that any combination of "non-gastrointestinal" symptoms can be present IN THE ABSENCE of GI symptoms. For this reason, the disease if often diagnosed by the ENT physician. Read More...

 

Sinusitis and the Common Cold

The paranasal sinuses are cavities within the skull which develop as outgrowths from the nose. They participate in the cleaning, warming, and moisturizing of inspired air by producing mucus. For the sinuses to remain healthy, this mucus must drain into the nose (and air must enter the sinuses). If this clearing process (called mucociliary clearance) does not occur then bacteria can propagate within the sinus cavities and invade the lining membranes. This condition is called bacterial rhinosinusitis. Read More...

 

Snoring/Sleep Apnea

Obstruction in the upper airway during sleep causes irregular airflow. The obstruction can be from irregularities in the nose, mouth, throat, lower throat, and "voice box." Oftentimes, the obstruction can occur at several locations in the same person. The results of airway obstruction can be snoring, disorders in sleep, and sleep apnea. Read More...

 

Nasal Obstruction

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