Empty Nose Syndrome Doctors

The following is a list of all the doctors I am aware of who are familiar with and/or treat Empty Nose Syndrome. If anyone knows of others, please let me know. Also, please inform me if any of this information is incorrect. And does anyone have contact information for Dr. Friedman?

Dr. Robert Bodlaj
Facharzt für HNO
Bamberger Strasse 7
96215 Lichtenfels
Tel.: 09571 / 58 85
Fax.: 09571 / 948196

Michael Friedman, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois
A simplified technique for treatment of atrophic and hypotrophic rhinitis*
Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 211-214
M. Friedman, H. Ibrahim, G. Lee

Murray Grossan M.D.
Board Certified Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
8631 W. 3rd Street Suite 440 E
Cedars Sinai Hospital Medical Towers
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
(310) 659 1006 fax (310) 652 9906
Author of The Sinus Cure
Inventor of the Grossan HydroPulse Nasal-Sinus Irrigation System.
Dr. Grossan currently answers questions on the Empty Nose Syndrome forum:
Dr. Grossan on the ENS forum

Steven M. Houser, M.D.
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109,
ENS Surgery
Empty nose syndrome associated with middle turbinate resection
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 135, Issue 6, Pages 972-973
S. Houser http://oto.sagepub.com/content/135/6/972.full

Surgical Treatment for Empty Nose Syndrome
Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2007;133:858-863http://otoresearches.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/surgical-treatment-for-empty-nose-syndrome/
Dr. Houser formerly answered questions on the Empty Nose Syndrome forum:
Dr. Houser on the ENS Forum

Eugene Kern, M.D.
Former Chief of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic
Currently lectures on Empty Nose Syndrome
The Phenomenon of Paradoxical Nasal Obstruction
Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,Vol. 102 No. 11, November 19761976;102(11):669-671.
Eugene B. Kern, MD; Pierre Arbour, MD, FRCS(C)
Founder of the term Empty Nose Syndrome:
Dr. Kern’s Empty Nose Syndrome Lecture:

Dr. Steven Park
3400 Bainbridge Ave, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10467
Tel 718-920-4646 Fax 718-405-9014

Dale H. Rice, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
1200 N. State St.,Box 795
Los Angeles, CA 90033.
Phone: (323) 226-7315
The turbinates in nasal and sinus surgery: a consensus statement. (Guest Editorial)
From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of “America’s Best Colleges”, also designating it as one of the “most selective universities” for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission  Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Dr. Rice); the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. (Dr. Kern); and the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (Dr. Marple and Dr. Mabry). Dr. Friedman is in private practice in St. Louis.

David Slavit, M.D.
787 Park Ave
Phone: (212) 517-9177
New York, NY
“Some people are having more extensive removal than the amount of disease would warrant,” Slavit said. “Maybe we need to better evaluate who needs to have turbinates removed and who could get by with less aggressive surgery.”

Wellington S. Tichenor, M.D.
New York, New York
Dr. Wellington Tichenor’s explanation of empty nose syndrome
“Too many surgeons today believe they can indiscriminately remove large amounts of turbinate tissue…” From Dr. Tichenor’s Introduction to Having nasal Surgery? Don’t You Become an Empty Nose Victim, book by Chris Martin.


~ by ens3 on March 17, 2010.

20 Responses to “Empty Nose Syndrome Doctors”

  1. As a new entrant to the ENS sufferers world…I believe that the international society of otolaryngology shoUldale issue a statement banning any doctor from unilaterally deciding on any level of tampering with this very important part of the nostrils under any circumstances.
    Any decision must be carried out by a college of qualified ENT consultants where there is a threat to life in terms of untreatabke cancerous tissues etc.
    Any doctor who undertakes such a needless and life damaging surgery in any part of the world should have their practice license withdrawn and a case of medical malpractice be raised against such a party by the local otolaryngology society while paying disability to the victims.

  2. Can someone please help me is there a ENT doctor in the washington, DC region that specialize in helping people who are suffering from Empty Nose Syndrome?

  3. I was referred to Dr. Houser by an ENT pyhsician. Basically, the reason I would like to be seen is due to a sinus surgery I had done and now I think that I may be experiencing alittle Empty Nose Syndrome. The doctor did a turbinate reduction, septoplasty and opened up my sinuses because I complained of head pressure for years but now I think this surgery was all wrong for me and now I am experiencing constant facial pain, increased airflow due to the turbinate reduction that I think is irritating a nerve which is causing the pain, and overall depression and sadness. I seen over a dozen doctors and they all are saying nothings wrong and that there\’s nothing that can really be done for me to correct this problem. I really would like a solution to fix the turbinates, if there is a way to bring them back to their normal function Its one doctor in particular that said she heard of Dr. Houser helping people with turbinate problems and she feels he could help me, hopefully so.

  4. Hi All,
    I am from Massachusetts and am having a very difficult time finding any doctors who will acknowledge the condition of Empty Nose Syndrome. Since I have been ill much of the summer, it is imperative that I find a doctor who can diagnose me, so that I might be eligible for temporary disability. Please, if anyone knows of a doctor in MA (My husbands unemployed and our insurance only covers Massachusetts) I would greatly appreciate it.
    Also, if you know how to reach Mr. David Andrew Lemberg from the Empty Nose Association in Nantucket, MA, I would appreciate knowing the email to contact him. I have seen the organization in many places on the net, but none provide his email.

    Thanks very much for your time. I wish you all improved health.

    Best, Sheila O’Shea-Resto

  5. Dr. Enrico Dondè ITALY
    MILANO: via Gorani 1 – PH.+39 02860321

    Not surgical therapy of ENS by PRP and PRL


  6. thank you alot en3 i really appreciate it 🙂

  7. hey , my name is bashar & i had a turbinoctomy recently which looks like it turned out like a living hell, i feel suffocating i cant sleep properly i have exessive post-nasal drip that is choking me , i can’t speak! my social life is ruined, i dont feel anything, am very deeply depressed & the problem is that i live in the middle east where we have butchers not doctors!! , does anybody know of a Dr that does implants surgeries to the turbinates to help with the symptoms in the middle east(especially in Jordan) , i know its a hopeless question but no harm in asking thanks,,

    • Bashar,

      It seems these butchers–not doctors–are everywhere. I am sorry this happened to you and I hope someone will have information about a doctor that can help you.

      • thanks alot i wish everybody suffering from this situation find the necessary treatment

      • Bashar, This doctor is probably the closest to you I know of:

        Dr. Robert Bodlaj
        Facharzt für HNO
        Bamberger Strasse 7
        96215 Lichtenfels
        Tel.: 09571 / 58 85
        Fax.: 09571 / 948196

        I wish the best for you.

  8. I like to take an airplaine trip but I am scared because of my ENS that is hard to deal with as it is. I am in constant pain. How can I take care of it without an pulsating irrigation device to moisten my nose and what could I take with me to moisten my nose.

    • Omigosh, I was terrified of that for years. I finally did it a year ago. You can take small bottles of saline spray. I forget if you can take 2 ounce or 4 ounce bottles, but the amount is on all the websites as to what you can take on board and how they have to be packed. I think you take siccalix or other moisturizers. However, if you are in constant pain, maybe you had better wait. Airplane cabins are pressurized and could make the pain worse. Wait until you are somewhat ok on the ground.

  9. Can they feel well who treated by Dr. Steven .plz reply

  10. Is there is any treatment to regenerate turbinate or any treatment available to overcome problem after turbinectomy.if treatment available plz tell i am very tired of my life

  11. Is there is any treatment to regenerate turbinate or any treatment available to overcome problem after turbinectomy

    • There is currently no treatment to regenerate turbinate tissue. Dr. Steven Houser in Cleveland, Ohio can rebuild turbinates in some ENS patients.

  12. Can empty nose symdrone cause almost constant post nasal drip?

    • Yes, there is one condition, a form of rhinitis, that can be caused by Empty Nose Syndrome. I think it is referred to as allergic rhinitis. I had it along with ENS. I was sent to an allergist who tested me for all known allergens. I tested negative for all of them. Yet I had that type of rhinitis after my nose was butchered.

  13. Thank you for the ideas. I wish you wellness.

  14. my solution :

    (my english is not very good so..)

    I had a nose operation a few years ago that didn’t work out..;

    Now I have difficulties to breath especially when I’m laying down.

    My nights had become a nightmare.

    Now I place against my nose a wet(not too wet, let’s say humide) handerchief or à bath glove (thin) that I fix to my face with a chain of elastiques (rubberbands) tied together and attached to my ears ( not very attractive but whatever…)

    The air that arrives in my nose becomes humid and warm. There is less air coming in at once.

    And I can sleep at last.

    I have to wet the glove once in the night. I change it every day.

    During the day time I always take a scarve with me in case of dry air ( airconditionning or in winter )through which I breath.

    I hope this will help you

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