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Welcome to the Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center

Welcome to the Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center. Our connection with the greater Ohio communities is our commitment to leading edge technology, advanced techniques in sinus care and our dedication to our patients. Dr. Howard Levine is a consultant for some of the most advanced medical companies providing unique and effective treatments for sinus disease. Dr. Levine is a pioneer in the development of the concept of "minimally invasive sinus surgery" and, along with his staff, works tirelessly to provide timely, state-of-the-art and appropriate help so patients actually feel better.

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BREAKING NEWS: Aetna Health Insurance Re-instates Howard Levine, MD

On August 13, 2010, Aetna Health Insurance Company notified Dr. Levine that for no cause or reason his participation in the Aetna networks would terminate on December 15, 2010.

This unjustified termination notification prompted many of Dr. Levine's patients to write passionate letters of disappointment and complaint to the Aetna Health Insurance Company detailing their years of attentive, thoughtful, conscientious and healing care from Dr. Levine for their complicated sinus problems.

Aetna Health Insurance Company heard the patients' shock and outrage and has completely rescinded the unwarranted termination.

To all of Dr. Levine's Aetna Health Insured patients, your care will continue uninterrupted and unchanged.

Never under estimate the power of the people and the pen!

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HOWARD LEVINE, MD Named one of the Best Doctors in America®
2011-2012

NEWS: October, 2010: For the 19th consecutive year, Howard Levine, MD, has once again been included in the very prestigious Best Doctors in America®, 2011-2012 edition. The Best Doctors in America® is a highly valued patient resource of quality and talented physicians who have earned the consensus support of their peers.

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Latest News about your Health Insurance Coverage

The Ohio Department of Insurance offers every Ohioan the opportunity to APPEAL a health coverage decision made by your insurer. Ohio law may allow consumers who have been previously denied coverage for a health insurance claim or have had coverage reduced or terminated the right to request an appeal of their insurer's decision.

If you have a question out the health coverage appeals process, call the Ohio Department of Insurance hotline: 1-800-686-1526.

In some cases, patients need the physician's help in the appeal process. If necessary and with your consent, Dr. Levine will help with your appeal.

How to Appeal a Health Coverage Decision Made by your Insurer

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Ambulatory/Out Patient Nasal and Sinus Surgery Determined SAFE!

New information from recent studies shows that outpatient nasal and sinus surgery has been determined to be safe!

Each year throughout the United States, outpatient surgery centers perform about 600,000 nasal and sinus operations and the most recent studies (Ambulatory sinus and nasal surgery in the United States. Laryngoscope, 120:635-638, 2010) show that patients are having great success with safety and comfort.

WHAT DOES THE DATA TELL US?

Of the hundreds of thousands of nose and sinus procedures performed each year, only 2.65% of patients required hospital admission from a surgery center after the nose and/or sinus surgery. Also notice the following important outcomes:

  • No serious complications like heart attack or need for blood transfusion was reported.
  • Vomiting occurred after surgery in 1.3% of patients.
  • The need to visit an emergency room after surgery was 0.1%.

For your convenience, Howard Levine, MD and Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center try to schedule every patient’s procedure in an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Levine always strives to provide safe and effective surgery for every patient.

Have questions? Contact Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center: 440-684-9980.

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CEDAR BRAINARD MEDICAL BUILDING SUITE 203
29001 CEDAR ROAD
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44124
Interstate 271 & CEDAR ROAD @EXIT 32
NEW PHONE: 440-684-9980
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Cleveland physician, Howard Levine, MD,
Lead author in Chronic Sinus Study that may help millions

Research Verifies Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology Is Safe, Patient-Friendly, Economical

Cleveland, OH – April 17, 2008 – An independent study published this week in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology confirms Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology safely opens narrow sinuses, is economical and highly satisfactory to chronic sinusitis patients. The peer-reviewed study analyzes the outcome of more than 1,100 individuals treated with this minimally-invasive balloon technology, Balloon Sinuplasty™ from Acclarent, a leading developer of innovative medical technologies for ear, nose and throat surgeons. Read the full press release

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon SinuplastyTM technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology Learn more about balloon sinuplasty
Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology VIDEO: Learn about Sinuplasty from Dr. Levine and doctors
Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology VIDEO: Watch the balloon sinuplasty animated procedure
Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology Watch Dr. Levine on broadcast news for sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty

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Sinus Management Innovation Leads to an Evaluation in Practice Patterns

Howard Levine, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Nasal-Sinus & Sleep Center, is one of the world's pioneers in the development of advanced nasal endoscopic diagnostic techniques, functional sinus surgery, and advanced applications for managing nasal and sinus disease. Click here to read more about what Dr. Levine describes as a "new technology [that] opens the door for better patient. care ...and quick recovery with minimal discomfort allowing patients to return to all of their normal routines in a very short time." Download the pdf to read the full Issue

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The Pillar Implant for Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

An effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring

In addition to interrupted sleep and daytime fatigue, sleep apnea can lead to major health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Disruptive snoring also can contribute to conflict and stress for both sleep partners.

Now there's a simple, minimally invasive option for treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and disruptive snoring. The Pillar Procedure is:

The Pillar Implant for Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Less invasive and less painful than other surgical procedures
  • Completed in a single, short office visit
  • FDA-cleared and clinically proven, with results comparable to more aggressive surgical procedures

Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology Learn more about the PILLAR procedure
Sinusitis Sinus Treatments Cleveland Ohio Howard Levine MD Otolaryngology Watch the PILLAR video (animation)