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Highland Hospital offers 'Inspire' device to help sleep apnea patients

March 2019
Inspire Device“Selective upper airway stimulation, or ‘Inspire,’ is different from other procedures for obstructive sleep apnea because it can improve the tone of airway muscles during sleep,” said Sveta Karelsky, M.D., Chief of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Highland Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who performs the procedure. “Because of this, patients who are good candidates for Inspire typically have very good outcomes when it comes to treatment for their obstructive sleep apnea.”

To view Dr. Karelsky's interview with 13WHAM, click here.

Dr. John Ingle and Speech Language Pathologist Geriann Jackson discuss diagnosis and treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia at the UR Medicine Voice Center

March 2019

Dr Ingle and PatientDr. Ingle speaks to a patient regarding her diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, and hopes that awareness of the condition will grow following Selma Blair’s recent interview about MS diagnosis. View full interview here.

For more information or to contact the Voice Center, click here.



Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week is February 18 - 22​​ 

February 2019

Resident Appreciation WeekA heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our residents. Their time, effort, and hard
work is essential to ensuring medicine of the highest order!



Otolaryngology Residents

Otolaryngology Residents Prepare Posters and Oral Presentations for Annual Meetings

February 2019

Chief resident, Dr. Weitao Wang, will present "Indications and Validity of Intraoperative Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Decade of Experience" with Dr. Timothy Doerr, as well as "A new way to pick a bone: the many uses of the maxillary heuwieser​" with Dr. Alexis Strohl at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM).

Fourth year resident, Dr. Stephanie Wong, will present her poster titled “A Protocol for Intra-operative Imaging of Cochlear Implantation” at COSM ​with Dr. Benjamin Crane. 

Dr. Stephanie Wong Publishes Paper on Auditory-Nerve Loss and Perception

January 2019

Fourth year otolaryngology resident, Dr. Stephanie Wong, has published a new paper on the effects of auditory-nerve loss on perception. The full article can be found here: Effects of selective auditory-nerve damage on the behavioral audiogram and temporal integration in the budgerigar

Head and Neck Surgeons Collaborate for Multicenter Review

December 2018

Head and Neck surgeons, Dr. Paul van der Sloot and Dr. Matthew Miller, were site collaborators for a multicenter review published in December 2018. The review focuses on outcomes after salvage laryngectomy or laryngopharyngectomy. Read the full publication here: Salvage laryngectomy and laryngopharyngectomy: Multicenter review of outcomes associated with a reconstructive approach

Highest Inpatient Satisfaction Scores 

December 2018

Otolaryngology earns the highest Press Ganey scores for inpatient satisfaction at Strong Memorial Hospital. 
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