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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.
Exciting news from Healing Hands of Nebraska as Dr. Aguila accepts a new title at a new location. It is what he calls, “a beautiful opportunity to create something amazing!”
Tubes Under Local Anesthesia: Logan’s Story
Ever since he was an infant, 17 year old Logan suffered from chronic ear infections. He was looking for relief without undergoing another surgery in the hospital. Dr. Demetrio Aguila is one of only a few surgeons in the U.S. offering TULA – tubes under local anesthesia. Logan was in and out in less than an hour in a procedure he describes as painless.
Logan: I am here today because bad infections since I was small, and I have had 5 sets of ear tubes
Logan’s Mom: He had a period where he did well and then last year he had chronic infections and a lot of discomfort. We knew Dr. Aguila was in the area and offering this procedure called TULA which involves ear tubes in the office and under local anesthesia. We wanted to give it a try.
Dr. Aguila: We are on the forefront of a revolution in ear care patients who have ear problems, chronic ear problems that require ear tubes, those tubes can now be put in in the office under local anesthesia without the need to be put to sleep without the need to be away from their parents. It is easier it is safer it is more convenient it is better all-around. Today’s case, Logan’s case was revolutionary because you know after his case that he accounts for now more than one-fifth of all the cases in the United States. We have done them right here in Nebraska and over half of the cases in Nebraska were done by our team.
Logan: Dr. Aguila walked me through process and explained everything. There was no pain at all. He says I can do anything I want right now.
Dr. Aguila: Logan’s recovery is done. He can go wrestle tonight if he wants to.
Mom: The difference between when he was an infant and now is amazing. We had to hand him to the nurse and be away from hi. It was traumatic. With TULA you can be in the room be there with your child and that is a huge difference for parent and child.
Dr. Aguila: It is safer, it is more convenient, it is more affordable it is better. Tula is the future, and the future is here at Healing Hands of Nebraska.
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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Marjorie had terrible Sinus congestion and headaches that left her miserable. She was desperate for relief but also wanted to avoid surgery. Dr. Aguila offers patients a simple, in-office, painless procedure that helps patients without hospitalization. Learn more about Balloon Sinus Dilation in this short video.
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.
Sandra’s sinuses were so bad that she was miserable when she went outside. She had headaches and lost sleep. At one point she was hospitalized with a severe sinus infection. That’s when she met Dr. Demetrio Aguila who guided her on a journey back to health. Watch her story.
Dean had trouble breathing through his nose which affected his sleep and overall health. But he wasn’t a good surgical candidate. Dr. Aguila recommended a new, in-office procedure that is simple, painless and effective for patients with nasal obstruction. Dean and his wife Karen agreed to have the treatment on the SAME DAY they learned about it. Watch what happened next…
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Healing Hands of Nebraska
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West Holt Medical Office
West Holt Medical Services
406 West Neely Street
Atkinson, NE 68713
**Practice Hours Subject to Change
1st Tuesday AND 3rd Tuesday of the month: 8am – 3pm (Atkinson outreach)
2nd Tuesday AND 4th Tuesday of the month: noon – 7pm
Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm
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