Spirox Latera Absorbable Nasal Implant

What is Spirox Latera ™ by Nathan E. Nachlas, MD

Meet Nathan E. Nachlas, MD – one of South Florida’s best nose Doctors and a pioneer in the Total Nose Approach™.

From the beginning of his practice in Boca Raton in 1987, Nathan E. Nachlas, MD has been working to improve the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and nasal and sinus surgery.  He is one of the first surgeons to perform the Spirox Latera ™ simple procedure,  and he continues to be the sinus surgeon with the greatest clinical experience in the field.

Nathan E. Nachlas, MD is double-board certified, by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He completed his general surgery residency at Yale University, and then a second residency in otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins.


Young couple running through the city in the morning. They are serious and out of breath. Shot on Surfers Paradise beach in Gold Coast, Australia. Skyscrapers and palm trees in back. Latera Spirox


Group of three friends breathing deep fresh air on the beach latera Spirox


“The LateraTM Absorbable Nasal Implant”
Spirox Latera Nathan E. Nachlas, MD


Questions & Answers about Spirox Latera ™:

  1. Is Spirox cleared for use by the  FDA?     Yes
  2. How do I find an ENT that specializes in the Spirox procedure?  Call your physician or Spirox for a physician referral in your area
  3. What are common symptoms of a collapsed nasal passage?  Breathing obstruction that is worse when breathing in through the nose
  4.  Does Spirox really work?  Relief is usually immediate with Spirox.  It works by stenting the lateral wall of the nose to reduce movement during inspiration
  5. Is Spirox safe?  Yes.  It has been studied for safety and efficacy.  Currently, longer term studies are being conducted.
  6. What material is it made from?  Spirox Latera(TM) is made of an absorbable material that dissolves over a period of 18 months
  7. What are the risks associated with the procedure?  Infection is always a risk with any procedure, but complications are minimal with placement of Spirox Latera(TM)
  8. Does it hurt?  The implant is rarely palable once it is placed.  No pain is associated with the presence of the implant.   The placement of the implant can be done under local anesthesia.
  9. How long does the procedure take?  Placement of the implant typically takes less than one minute on either side
  10. What are patients saying about Spirox?  In the appropriately selected patient, relief of nasal obstruction is almost immediate.  Patients are very satisfied with the procedure.
  11. What are physicians saying about Spirox?  This is a significant advance in treating patients with a minimally invasive option for strengthening  the lateral nasal wall
  12. What is the down time after surgery?   There is no downtime following the placement of Spirox Latera(TM).  Patients resume normal activites immediately
  13. Is the procedure done under local or general anesthesia?  As a stand alone procedure, it can be done either under local or general anesthesia.  It also can be combined with other procedures.

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Fast Procedure AND Recovery:
This minimally invasive procedure is performed by a sinus specialist and it only takes a few minutes and has no downtime, so you can immediately return to doing what you love!
Does my insurance cover the procedure?
If you’re worried about the cost or insurance coverage, worry not. Most insurance plans and Medicare cover the procedure. If you don’t know if your plan covers the procedure, you can contact us for more information!
Nathan E. Nachlas, MD