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Why You Keep Getting Sinusitis Jun 13th, 2024

If you’re struggling with sinusitis, you know how much of an annoyance it can be in your daily life. From a stuffy nose to facial pressure and constant headaches, it can feel like this condition keeps coming back no matter what you do.  Board-certified otolaryngologist and skilled surgeon, Matthew W....

4 Recovery Tips After Septoplasty May 10th, 2024

Undergoing a septoplasty marks a significant milestone if you're seeking to correct a deviated septum and enhance your overall nasal function. To ensure you achieve the smooth and speedy recovery you deserve, there are a few helpful tips we can offer to make your journey truly seamless. Led by board-certified...

Does My Deviated Septum Make Me More Vulnerable to Sleep Apnea? Apr 2nd, 2024

Dealing with congestion, breathing difficulties, and dry mouth is challenging enough, but if you have a deviated septum, you might also wonder about your risk of developing sleep apnea. While a deviated septum doesn’t directly cause sleep apnea, it can contribute to factors that make you more susceptible to it....

Tips for Managing Chronic Acid Reflux Mar 19th, 2024

If you’re fed up with chronic acid reflux and that persistent burning sensation is disrupting your daily life, you’re not alone. Chronic acid reflux is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders with approximately 20% of adults struggling with it in the United States.  When you’re ready to take the...

Is It Normal to Lose Your Voice As You Age? Feb 13th, 2024

Dealing with fatigue and hoarseness with your voice can make even the most casual conversations a taxing part of your day. Extra strain on your vocal fold muscles and the occasional loss of your voice can be a frustrating symptom of aging. However, as difficult as it may seem in...

Rhinoplasty Recovery: Your Complete Guide to Optimal Healing Jan 1st, 2024

Undergoing rhinoplasty can be a transformative experience, but the journey doesn’t end with your surgery. The recovery phase is a crucial aspect that demands attention and care.  Luckily, board-certified otolaryngologist and skilled surgeon Matthew W. Shawl, MD, and our dedicated team located in the Union Square neighborhood of New York...

Can I Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time? Dec 1st, 2023

When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty and rejuvenating your appearance, BotoxⓇ and dermal fillers are two of the most popular choices. But can you get both at the same time?  In the Union Square neighborhood of New York City, board-certified otolaryngologist and skilled surgeon Matthew W. Shawl, MD,...

At-Home Remedies for Treating Acid Reflux Nov 8th, 2023

Acid reflux, often characterized by heartburn and regurgitation, can be an uncomfortable condition. While it's important to consult with a health care professional for severe or chronic cases, there are several at-home remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms and reduce the frequency of acid reflux episodes. In the Union...

What Causes Vocal Cord Paralysis? Oct 3rd, 2023

Vocal cord paralysis can have a significant impact on your ability to speak and breathe properly. Situated in the heart of New York City, board-certified otolaryngologist and skilled surgeon,  Mathew W. Shawl, MD, specializes in helping individuals facing voice-related challenges.  Whether vocal cord paralysis stems from a stroke, injury, or...

Does the Correction of a Deviated Septum Require Surgery? Sep 18th, 2023

Have you ever wondered if that persistent nasal congestion or difficulty breathing could be due to a deviated septum? While it might sound like a complex issue, the solution isn't always as complicated as you might think.  Located in New York City, board-certified otolaryngologist and expert surgeon Mathew W. Shawl, MD, is...

You Could Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It Aug 16th, 2023

Do you often wake up feeling tired and groggy, even after a seemingly full night's sleep? Or perhaps your partner has mentioned that you snore loudly or experience moments where you stop breathing during the night. If so, you might be experiencing sleep apnea without even realizing it. If you...

4 Reasons Acid Reflux Can Worsen as You Age Jul 17th, 2023

As we age, our bodies undergo numerous changes, and unfortunately, some of these changes can lead to an increase in health issues. One such problem that becomes more prevalent with age is acid reflux.  Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition where stomach acid flows...

Refresh for Summer With Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport. Jun 9th, 2023

As the temperatures rise and we embrace the sun-kissed days of summer, it's time to explore the wonders of Neurotoxins (Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport). From reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles to restoring a youthful look, we’ll help you uncover why Neurotoxins are such a popular choice for achieving...

What's the Difference Between a Rhinoplasty and a Septoplasty? May 18th, 2023

Is your nose bothering you? Whether it's the appearance of your nose or you can’t breathe properly because of a deviated septum, board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew W. Shawl can help. Dr. Shawl  performs— rhinoplasty and septoplasty — which can  help resolve your discomfort with your nose,...