NEW ORLEANS, February 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — GNO Snore and Sinus – the Greater New Orleans area experts in in-office treatments for snoring, sinusitis, sleep apnea and nasal congestion – performs a new procedure for nasal obstruction due to nasal valve collapse. Called Latera, this procedure aims to strengthen a weakened area of ​​cartilage in the nose. This reinforcement prevents the nasal valve area from collapsing during inspiration, greatly improving the patient’s ability to breathe.

The nasal valve region is supported by superior and inferior cartilages. Over time, a gap in the overlapping of these cartilages can occur, creating a weakened area that collapses on inspiration. The sensation is similar to a patient placing a clothespin on their nose. He feels “tense” when they inhale. This form of nasal obstruction does not respond well to traditional nasal sprays, antihistamines. It responds well to breathing straight strips, though. For patients with nasal valve collapse who are unresponsive to medical treatment, the in-office Latera procedure at GNO Snoring & Sinus may provide relief.

“In-office nasal valve treatment has enabled us to provide patients with nasal valve collapse direct relief without surgery. Traditionally, these patients have undergone reconstructive surgery in the operating room with cartilage of their own body. By using the Latera in-office procedure, we can avoid this,” says Dr. Akash Anand of GNO Snore and Sinus.

Latera is an office procedure performed under local anesthesia through the nose, therefore the patient has no visible incisions or bruises. Candidates for the procedure include patients with nasal breathing problems who do not respond to steroid sprays, decongestants, or antihistamines.

GNO Snoring and Sinus is ideally located in the Greater New Orleans area – 4224, boul. Houma, office 205, Metairie, LA 70006 – allowing access for the Orleans, Saint Bernard, Persimmons, Jefferson and the parishes of St. Tammany.

For more information about this procedure and GNO Snoring and Sinus, call (504) 309-8615 or visit

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