Vivaer procedure: Looking for information and experiences

Posted by donaldbernard @donaldbernard, Jun 23 8:13am

1. Does anyone know of any recent studies or research on the Vivaer procedure that has been published in the last year?

2. Does anyone know of an ENT in New York that performs the Vivaer procedure on a regular basis? Please do not refer me to the list of doctors on the Aerin Medical website.

3. Does anyone know of a good article or video about the Vivaer procedure that is not produced by Aerin Medical?

4. Does anyone know of information on the RhinAer procedure that is not from Aerin Medical?

5. Is there anyone out there who has undergone the Vivaer procedure? I am considering the procedure. I would like to speak to someone who has had the procedure and what the pros/cons were for them. I would like to speak on the phone or private message through this Mayo Clinic website.

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@donaldbernard, Have you seen this YouTube review by a patient?

— VivAer Procedure Review – Watch this Before You Do it @The Breathe Institute:

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Yes, I have seen it. This is the best one I have seen. I think it is excellent.

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@donaldbernard, Have you seen this YouTube review by a patient?

— VivAer Procedure Review – Watch this Before You Do it @The Breathe Institute:

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I had the Vivaer and had no noticeable swelling afterwards. Maybe I was breathing so much more easily that there was swelling but a net improvement and I didn't notice it.

For anyone who has it done, the pre-procedure instructions from my ENT included 2X/day nasal flushing with a Neil sinus rinse thing, to which was added the Neil powder (finely-ground salt and bicarbonate of soda if I recall correctly) and a prescribed iodine-based rinse. I did that for 14 days before and 10 after the procedure. I still occasionally use the Neil sinus rinse thing, without iodine, because I figure it flushes out allergens. And can't hurt. And covid is still around and, according to research in Sweden, the virus is weakened or killed by salt. But mostly because, well, it can't hurt.

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Question to people who have had the Vivaer procedure or are considering it: You probably have nasal passage/valve obstruction, but do you (or did you) also have pain associated with nasal passage/valve obstruction condition?

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