Clarifix

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC

ENT Specialists and Allergy Specialists located in Somerset County, Somerville, NJ, Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township & Warren, NJ

If you have chronic rhinitis, David Bortniker, MD, and the doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC in Somerville and Warren, New Jersey, offer state-of-the-art ClariFix® treatments to address your sinus inflammation. This minimally invasive procedure stops abnormal nerve activity, causing inflammation, a runny nose, and other disruptive symptoms. Call the practice to make an appointment today to find out if ClariFix is right for you.

Clarifix Q & A

What is ClariFix?

ClariFix is an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, in-office cryotherapy treatment for chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip, caused by out-of-balance or abnormally functioning nasal nerves. In some cases, unusual nerve activity in your nose can cause inflammation and excess mucus production.

While other treatments like medication and nasal washes can relieve your symptoms, ClariFix addresses the underlying problem that causes your congestion. 

ClariFix applies freezing temperatures to your nasal nerves, which interrupts their signals. As a result, your nerves stop telling your nasal cavities to swell and drip.

What happens during a ClariFix treatment?

The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC offer ClariFix treatments in their offices and takes about an hour. You might need a friend or family member to drive your home.

Your doctor provides a local anesthetic to prepare you for the ClariFix procedure. When your nasal passages are numb, they insert the ClariFix device and an endoscope into your nose. 

After locating the precise location of your out-of-balance nasal nerve, your doctor uses the ClariFix probe to apply cold therapy to the area. Cryotherapy only takes a few minutes. You might feel pressure and a cooling feeling, but most patients say it isn’t painful. 

What should I expect after a ClariFix treatment?

You might have slightly increased congestion for a day or two following your ClariFix treatment. However, you shouldn’t need to take any time off work or away from your regular responsibilities while recovering. 

Most patients start to see an improvement in their symptoms within 2-6 weeks. 

You have follow-up appointments with the doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, to monitor your recovery and check that the ClariFix procedure was successful. 

How do I know if ClariFix is right for me?

The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, provide comprehensive exams and testing to diagnose chronic rhinitis and its cause. They use state-of-the-art endoscopy, allergy testing, and diagnostic imaging studies to evaluate your condition and determine if ClariFix is right for you. 

The doctors consider every patient’s individual needs. If ClariFix isn’t right for you, the doctors provide a wide range of alternative treatments for chronic rhinitis. 

Call Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, or make an appointment online today to find out how ClariFix can correct chronic rhinitis.