Scott has been struggling to breathe through his nose for decades. His nasal obstruction keeps him and his wife up at night and drains his energy. He opted for reconstructive surgery hundreds of miles from his home in Texas. Why? Because Scott was looking for Sober Surgery, done without narcotics. Dr. Demetrio Aguila in Omaha is one of the few surgeons in the country offering Sober Surgery. Learn more by watching Scott’s story.
Dr. Aguila is one of a few surgeons in the U.S. now offering TULA, tubes under local anesthesia. In this video he demonstrates how the procedure works in the doctor’s office without the cost or inconvenience of a hospital or general anesthesia. TULA is a simple, affordable and accessible option for kids and adults who need ear tubes as a result of frequent ear infections.
Dr. Demetrio Aguila demonstrates in this video:
We are going to show you exactly how TULA works with this little model patient that we have here now
The procedure is simple. This is the device that
we used to put the tube in. This has a tube in it right now.
I am going to show you how that works.
Normally I have magnification loops on which allow me to see a higher magnification.
I look in there after the child has had his or her ears appropriately anesthetized. They are made nice and numb I put the device in here like this and I press the button boom tube’s in that’s, it all done!
This training model has in it a simulated eardrum and there you can see the tube right in the simulated eardrum. TULA is simple, easy, convenient, affordable
What more can you ask for?
Dr. Demetrio Aguila is the first surgeon in the world to perform TULA – Tubes under local anesthesia. A child can sit on his or her mom’s lap while Dr. Aguila inserts the ear tubes under local anesthesia and in his office. TULA is safer, more convenient and cheaper than traditional ear tube surgery. Patients can save money and time while eliminating the risk of general anesthesia.
The Tula System allows Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors to comfortably place ear tubes in awake children during an office visit. The FDA-approved system consists of:
- A numbing drug solution
- A specially-designed earplug that keeps the solution in the ear canals and a small device connected to the earplug that uses a very low electric current to transport the medicine to the eardrum
- A specialized tube delivery system, and
- Tula ear tubes, designed to be similar in size, function, and quality as ear tubes commonly used in the Operating Room.
- The Tula System has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in clinical studies, and 95% of parents in the most recent study were very satisfied with the Tula procedure.2,3 In a clinical study without sedation or general anesthesia, ENT doctors were able to successfully insert tubes in 87% of the children.2 If the in-office procedure is not successful or cannot be completed, your ENT doctor may reschedule the procedure in the OR.
The Tula System has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in clinical studies, and 95% of parents in the most recent study were very satisfied with the Tula procedure.2,3 In a clinical study without sedation or general anesthesia, ENT doctors were able to successfully insert tubes in 87% of the children.2 If the in-office procedure is not successful or cannot be completed, your ENT doctor may reschedule the procedure in the OR.
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Nancy had pain and swelling in her right jaw. Initially she went to see her dentist who have her mouthwash and antibiotics. But her symptoms worsened. Her primary care doctor sent her to an ENT he trusted, Dr. Demetrio Aguila. Luckily he knew just what to do.
ENT Surgery Provides Relief For Family
Success is twice as nice in this husband and wife patient story. Dr. Aguila operated on Alan and then helped Naomi on the road to recovery. To treat this couple, Dr. Aguila relied on his ENT Surgery and Plastic Surgery Training.
Dr. Demetrio Aguila is a board-certified ENT, which means he is qualified to treat all disorders affecting the ears, nose, and throat–including allergies in both adults and children. Because he can assess all of your needs with a comprehensive exam, you can make one trip to our office rather than booking appointments with an allergist and an ENT.
A perpetually stuffed or a runny nose may not mean you have allergies though. It could just as easily be another ENT-related condition. We commonly see sinusitis, rhinitis, nasal polyps, and deviated septums as well. With his experience and knowledge of the field, Dr. Aguila can identify the cause of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.
Jessica injured her nose, causing two very different problems. One problem was cosmetic, the other clinical. She hated looking in the mirror and had trouble breathing. Enter Dr. Dementrio Aguila, a Norfolk surgeon with a very unique skill set. Watch how Dr. Aguila helped Jessica get her smile and life back.
Patients with Sinusitis fall into one of three diagnostic categories. At Healing Hands of Nebraska, Dr. Demetrio Aguila has many different ways to treat each patient depending on which category they fall into. In this video, he explains all of the options.
Evelyn had trouble breathing. She had sinus surgery to ease her congestion but the recovery process was long and her relief was only minimal. Dr. Aguila offered her an another, non-surgical solution. Watch her story.
Wilbur’s wife Carol had nerve surgery with Dr. Demetrio Aguila. At a follow-up visit, he learned about a non-surgical procedure that could alleviate Wilbur’s nasal congestion. Dr. Aguila’s academic training helped him understand Wilbur’s problem.
Our team focuses on Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Allergy and ENT treatments and reconstructive surgery.
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