Latera

Do you suffer from:

  • Difficulty breathing through the nose?
  • Needing to use Breathe Right strips during sports?
  • Trouble sleeping?
  • Breathing changes since cosmetic nose surgery (nose job)?

These are common symptoms of Nasal Airway Obstruction (NAO) — which means difficulty breathing through the nose.

 is a low-risk solution for this condition.

What causes Nasal Airway Obstruction (NAO)?

The obstruction often occurs from slight narrowing of the nasal passages. The typical culprits are in one of three areas:

  1. Septum: the cartilage between the nasal passages can become bent, i.e. deviated
  2. Turbinates: bone and cartilage shelves in your nose can become enlarged
  3. Lateral (side) wall: the cartilage in the outer nasal wall may be weak or overly flexible, causing it to deform inward during inhalation


Recent studies indicate that lateral wall collapse, rather than septal deviation, may be the chief cause of airway obstruction, leading to symptoms of nasal congestion or stuffiness.

a minimally-invasive treatment for lateral wall collapse

The Latera Absorbable Nasal Stent supports the cartilage structure of the nasal passage and combats lateral wall collapse. It is a simpler alternative to traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. It helps many patients with their nasal obstruction symptoms.

Try the Cottle Test

Place one hand on your cheek and pull away from your nose. If you breathing improves, you may have lateral wall collapse. You may benefit from .


Latera can be life-changing *

Latera is helping Marcus
pursue his NFL dream.

Latera allows Nancy to enjoy
the outdoor lifestyle she loves.

Ready to take control of your breathing problems?

Contact us at 561-408-6445 to get evaluated by Dr. Daniel Ganc.

Frequently Asked Questions about Latera

What are the advantages of Latera?

  • significant improvement in symptoms for patients with lateral wall collapse, as measured by the NOSE survey
  • low-risk procedure
  • no cosmetic impact reported 6 months and a year after insertion

Is Latera covered by my insurance?

Latera placement is generally covered by most insurances and Medicare. Dr. Ganc’s office will verify your insurance coverage if you are a candidate for the procedure.

What is the typical recovery time after getting Latera?

Most people can resume normal activity without significant restriction the day after the procedure, and they generally take little or no pain medication.