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Dr. Armstrong featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch Article: ‘Simple procedure to treat sinusitis now covered by major insurers in Richmond’


Twelve years after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a procedure that can help patients with sinusitis is finally accepted by all the major insurance carriers in Richmond. Anthem was the last insurer to begin considering balloon sinus dilation medically necessary earlier this month, said Dr. Michael Armstrong with Richmond’s Ear, […]

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Ask the Doctor: Using CPAP with a Stuffy Nose


Q: I have sleep apnea. How can I use CPAP with a stuffy nose? A: Nasal congestion is one of the most common reasons that patients with obstructive sleep apnea fail to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Positive airway pressure is prescribed to hold the airway open by preventing collapse of the soft […]

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — Dr. Armstrong is a Volunteer Physician with AAFPRS FACE TO FACE Program


In honor of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and FACE TO FACE have teamed up to share the following infographic to spotlight the important issue of Domenstic Violence. Dr. Armstrong is a volunteer for the FACE TO FACE program , which provides free […]

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When should I stop my anti-coagulation before surgery?


Anticoagulants are commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots in the heart, leg veins and lungs, especially in patients with a history of atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.  Anticoagulants will increase the risk of bleeding with any surgical procedure.  The need for anticoagulation should be balanced against the risk of […]

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Richmond: Sneeziest and Wheeziest City in America


Do you suffer from allergies?  If you live in the Richmond area, you’re certainly not alone!  The Natural Resources Defense Council recently named Richmond the “sneeziest and wheeziest” city in the United States, based on its combination of ragweed pollen and ozone smog.  Also named in the top 5 were Memphis, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and […]

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Guest Post: Learning from the Specialist – My time at Richmond ENT


By Ava Torjani – Princeton Class of 2018 When I was first offered the Princeternship at Richmond ENT, I was given the perfect reason to be excited for an otherwise lonely spring break back at Princeton. I have had previous work experience in medicine but never in the field of otolaryngology (a.k.a. ear, nose, and throat), […]

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Sinus of the Times- Less Invasive Procedure Helps Patients Breathe Easier


Published in Richmond Magazine – December 2014 If the latest seasonal weather shift brings aching sinuses, scratchy throats and maybe a cough waiting in the wings, most of us tend to pop an allergy pill, grab an ibuprofen and hope that the sinuses clear until next season. For chronic sinusitis sufferers who find themselves  on […]

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Dr. Armstrong on CBS6 Virginia This Morning


Missed the interview on CBS6 Virginia This Morning? No problem! Click below to see Dr. Armstrong discussing allergies and treatment options. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call 804-330-5501.

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Fighting Fall Allergies


If predictions hold true, this fall could be an unusually rough allergy season. In Virginia specifically, our hot temperatures and high humidity causes plats to produce up to four times more pollen that usual.  Additionally, the ragwood season will be a month longer than it usually is, and is likely to run well into November this year. Unfortunately […]

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Balloon sinus dilation in the office shows proven benefit over traditional endoscopic sinus surgery


Quick relief is now available for many patients with chronic sinusitis.  Once considered a painful and messy surgical operation, the majority of blocked sinuses can be dilated in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia. A recently published clinical trial has proven that balloon sinus dilation is significantly less painful, less bloody, and offers faster return […]

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