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James C Li, MD
(212) 979-4200
310 E 14th St
New York, NY
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Beth Israel Otolaryngology
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Otolaryngology

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Jeffrey M Ahn, MD
(212) 305-1092
180 Ft Washington Ave
New York, NY
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Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
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Otolaryngology

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Edwin Moreano, MD
(718) 459-0400
96-10 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY
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Queens-Long Island Medical Group PC
Specialties
Otolaryngology

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Babak Behin
(201) 659-4706
142 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ
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Otolaryngology

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Dr.Raj Tandon
(201) 792-1109
79 Hudson Street #303
Hoboken, NJ
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Education
Medical School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Ear, Nose and Throat
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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John Carew, MD
(212) 744-1941
969 Park Ave
New York, NY
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Manhattan ent John Carew MD
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Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose and Throat [ENT] Head and Neck Surgery Thyroid Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: AetnaBlue Cross/Blue ShieldCignaMedicareUnited Healthcare
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Training: Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/ New York Presbyterian Hospital
Medical School: Cornell [Weil] University Medical Ciollege, 1991
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Board of Otolaryngology American Academy of Otolarygology-Head & Neck Surgery
Awards: Nationa Cancer Institue Fellowship 1997 Teacher of Year Award [awarded to best Otolaryngology teacher- Cornell and Columbia campuses of New York Presbyterian Hospital] 1995
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Edwin Moreano, MD
(718) 459-0400
96-10 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY
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Queens-Long Island Medical Group PC
Specialties
Otolaryngology

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Sanjay Kantu, MD
(718) 646-2500
2204 Voorhies Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Business
NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Alle
Specialties
Otolaryngology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most Insurances Accepted
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Medical Center Kings Highway Division
Residency Training: Mount Sinai Medical Center, St.Lukes/Roosevelt Medical Center, SUNY at Brooklyn Medical Center
Medical School: SUNY at Stony Brook , 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy New York Head and Neck Society American Academy of Rhinology American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Languages Spoken: Hindi,Urdu,Spanish

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Freidoon Behin
(201) 659-4706
142 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Specialty
Otolaryngology

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Andrew T Cheng
(212) 925-3569
110 Lafayette St
New York, NY
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Otolaryngology

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Meniere�s Disease and Meniett Therapy

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November 15, 2007: 8:28 am: Dr. Neil Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s Disease and Meniett Therapy

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Meniere’s Disease is actually a syndrome (collection of symptoms) including a fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear. Meniere’s Disease affects in excess of 2.6 million people in North America and Europe. For most people with Meniere’s, the vertigo is the most debilitating aspect of the disease.

Meniere’s Disease is thought to be caused by excessive fluid (called endolymph) in the inner ear. (The fancy name for this is endolymphatic hydrops.) Therefore, typical treatments have focused on things to reduce fluid retention in the body such as a very low sodium diet, eliminating or greatly reducing both caffeine and alcohol consumption and typically also taking a diuretic (water pill).

If these measures don’t work, then doctors have a number of other things they can try, but all of them can have nasty side effects and may not work. Some of these include intratympanic corticosteroids (injecting steroids through the eardrum), endolymphatic sac shunt (invasive and not found to be very effective) and intratympanic Gentamicin (injecting Gentamicin through the ear drum which can result in hearing loss while controlling the balance problems). If all else fails, doctors may cut the vestibular nerve to totally destroy balance on the one side (vestibular nerve section) or surgically remove the whole balance system on one side (labyrinthectomy). These are rather drastic measures and leave the person with a weakened balance system as the other ear’s balance system has to do all the work.

In recent years, there has been another treatment that has proven to cut the frequency and severity of Meniere’s attacks way down, yet is only minimally invasive (tube in eardrum) and has not shown other negative side effects. This is called Meniett Therapy.

With Meniett Therapy, the person first has a tube placed in the eardrum on the affected side. Then, 3 times a day for 5 minutes at a time, the person uses the Meniett device (a digitally- controlled, pager-sized low-pressure pulse generator) to deliver low-pressure pulses to the middle ear via a clear plastic tube with a special ear tip that you put in your ear. These low- pressure pulses act on the round window membrane. Doctors believe that the energy of the low-pressure pulses displaces the perilymph (the other inner ear fluid), which in turn stimulates the flow of the endolymph, and results in a reduction of the endolymphatic fluid, thus relieving the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease.

If you have Meniere’s Disease and are having problems keeping the attacks under control, you might want to investigate whether Meniett Therapy will help you. The doctor best able to help you is...

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