David Dillard, MD, FACS
Dr. David G. Dillard, a Navy veteran, is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Otology (ear diseases and surgery), Rhinology (nose and sinus diseases and surgery), Laryngology (voice box disorders and surgery), Head and Neck Surgery (primarily cancer surgery of the throat, nose, larynx and neck) and Facial Plastic Surgery. He has several practices located throughout Georgia and the Greater Atlanta area: Athens, Lawrenceville, and Braselton.
With over a decade of experience in Ear, Nose, and Throat, and special interests in sinusitis, vertigo, ear problems, and obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Dillard is the patent-pending innovator of multiple groundbreaking devices and treatments that are the wonderful byproducts of his expertise.
For example, he has performed over 1,500 V.O.A.T.™ surgeries, a minimally-invasive, innovative procedure designed to treat sleep apnea. A graduate of Emory University: Department of Otolaryngology (residency, year 2000) and a Navy Veteran, Dr. Dillard held an academic appointment at Emory University School of Medicine, currently holds an academic appointment at the University of Georgia School of Medicine, and has received a national award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Dillard has also published several research articles that have been featured in many prominent Otolaryngology journals. As one of the first surgeons certified in Georgia for in-office Sinuplasty, Dr. Dillard is widely regarded as one of the most experienced Sinuplasty surgeons in the country. Several salient News Broadcasting programs, including Sky Magazine, Atlanta Medicine, The Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta, as well as radio stations WGKA and WAFS have featured Dr. Dillard’s innovative Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
Dr. Dillard has also been awarded multiple research grants and has given many presentations at various prestigious national academic meetings. Additionally, Dr. Dillard has been interviewed by WebMD.com and Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and has recently published a book, entitled Freedom From CPAP, which explains sleep apnea and the different treatment options available to patients. For more information about Dr. Dillard’s credentials, feel free to view his CV.
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Hey, it’s David Dillard from Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia. I just want to take a couple seconds to walk around and show you some things we talked about in a previous video about how to look for evidence of moisture and things around the house so you can avoid allergies and mold. Some of the things that can happen with an environment that tends to raise the mold and pollen count around you. In this case, we’re gonna talk about mold. Fungus, molds, mildews are all part of a particular class of animals, or in this case plants rather, that are not really producing any green. They tend to live in environments which are dark. They keep you in the dark basically. I wanted to look with you, this is the outside of the backside of the building. If you look up there’s a lot of overhang of trees and if you look down they got the landscaping with a bunch of mulch around the building. As you look at the back side of the building you’ll start to see stuff like moss. Lycans and stuff that grow on the backside of the rocks here. Those things tend to indicate that this stays damp all the time. If you look at the backs of the doors, you’ll see black which is mold. Look at the back of the door here. This door has got some basic mold that’s growing on it. A lot of people are allergic to this kind of stuff. Some of it can actually get in the sinuses and grow, which is one of the things you’ll see from allergic fungal sinusitis. Those kinds of things don’t do as well with the balloons. The sinuplasty. It’s something that needs to be looked at from a different perspective and sometimes needs regular sinus surgery which we still do. When you have this kind of sinusitis it’s from different molds that get inhaled and stay in the sinuses, those are the kinds that do well with allergy therapy like shots or sublingual drops. One of the things that you can do when you’re choosing your own environment is try and pick places which are relatively sunny that don’t have a lot of overhangs where there’s a lot of shade and try to have really good run off so you don’t have a lot of pools of standing water. That’s definitely a thing that we can do to help ourselves. In addition, when you see this kind of stuff on the outside of the house, you need to think about your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems and see what the best way is to clean that.