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Dr. Ryan Osborne

Sleep Disorders: Sleep Apnea and Upper Stimulation Therapy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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In a recent segment on NPR, the topic of sleep disorders was brought up. How can sleep problems affect more than our attention? How can sleep problems affect our health? The story follows Michael Arnott, a 67-year-old former marathon runner, described as having a runner’s build. Indeed, his slim build was exactly why he didn’t […]

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The Naked Vocalist Podcast Featuring Dr. Reena Gupta

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Dr. Reena Gupta, laryngologist at Osborne Head and Neck Institute, was interviewed by a UK-based outlet. The Naked Vocalist, Steve Giles and Chris Johnson, is a podcast with information relevant to the professional voice user. In their discussion, Dr. Gupta spoke about nodules. They discussed the definition of nodules, diagnosis and treatment. Other topics of […]

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New Therapy for Sleep Apnea – First Sleep Pacemaker placed in California at Osborne Head and Neck Institute.

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The first sleep pacemaker in California and the Western United States was implanted at Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, California, on November 17, 2014. The patient has had a remarkable recovery and improvement in symptoms. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious condition, where the body receives inadequate oxygenation during sleep. Muscular collapse […]

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Boxer’s Ear: Can your ear explode?

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No. 3-ranked UFC fighter, Leslie Smith sustained a match-ending right cross to the side of her head in a bout against contender Jessica Eye. The 125lb fighter was forced to stop the fight when a hematoma in her left ear violently ruptured after a direct blow from her opponent. Leslie had been draining a preexisting […]

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Nose Picking (Rhinotillexis) and Septal Perforations: Why I should stop picking my nose…?

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BACKGROUND Nose picking is one of the leading causes of epistaxis (nose bleeds) and a common cause of septal perforations (a hole in the nasal septum). Nose picking (rhinotillexis) is defined as the insertion of the finger and/or object into the nose for the purpose of removing nasal secretions, mucus, crusts and so forth. PATHOLOGIC […]

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Deviated Septum and Septal Perforation

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Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA Ryan Osborne, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA   CLINICAL CHALLENGE Septal perforations may arise […]

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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Nasal Septal Perforation Repair Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA Ryan Osborne, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA   CLINICAL CHALLENGE HHT is a hereditary disorder […]

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Dr. Mantle recognized at the Beverly Hills Medical Science Academy Awards

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  On Friday, May 2 2014, the Osborne Head and Neck Institute was honored to have one of our physicians recognized by the students of the Beverly Hills Medical Science Academy. The 2nd annual Medical Science Academy Awards was held in the KL Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School. Honorees were recognized for their […]

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Commonly Misdiagnosed Pathologies: Arteriovenous Malformations

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  The generally inaccessible locations of the salivary glands have traditionally led to challenges in accurate diagnosis and treatment of gland pathology. Although greatly improved in modern times, clinicians continue to struggle with these diagnostic challenges, leading to occasional misdiagnosis and delay of appropriate treatment. The salivary glands are prone to a numerous conditions, some […]

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Salivary Gland Surgery: Sialocele Prevention

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  Can sialocele be prevented when undergoing salivary gland surgery? Question: I have been evaluated for a salivary gland mass by a head and neck surgeon and he has recommended the removal of a large portion of my parotid gland. He mentioned that this surgery is associated with several potential risks and complications, one of […]

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Accessory Parotid Gland Tumor Surgery

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  Is there an alternative to parotidectomy for accessory parotid gland tumor surgery? Question: I recently made an appointment with my primary care physician because I began to experience swelling of my cheek. After some tests and imaging I was told that I had a mass growing near my parotid gland. My doctor referred me […]

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