NEWPORT-MESA AUDIOLOGY INSTITUTE PUTS A NEW SPIN ON DIAGNOSING AND TREATING DIZZINESS, VERTIGO AND BALANCE DISORDERS
November 30, 2010
Advanced medical technology looks to reduce patient frustration and annual cost of more than $1 billion a year to the U.S. healthcare system.
Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute has developed a non-invasive program to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people who suffer from dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. Through a team of doctors of audiology using highly advanced medical technology, the institute is quickly restoring balance to patients’ lives while reducing frustration and cost of care.
“I hit a jump after a long day of dirt bike riding, went over the handle bars and that was it,”
says Carl Castelblanco, a former patient at Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute. “When I woke up in the hospital, every time I turned my head to the left I went into a total tail spin.”
According to the medical institute, Castelblanco was referred to Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute by a neurologist in Newport Beach, California who was seeking a differential diagnosis and viable treatment program. Castelblanco was then put through a full diagnostic workup in one of only 12 Epley Omniax Systems in the United States, which is an advanced, non-invasive 360-degree positioning system that automatically tracks eye movements indicating where problems exist within a patient’s balance system.
“Most patients see four to five physicians before they ever get diagnosed. This can be very frustrating for patients and very costly for the U.S. health system,” says Dr. Mango, founder and executive director of Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute. “That’s why we established this institute to focus definitively on the inner ear. Now, it’s a place where people can go, or a resource where physicians can send patients, to quickly restore balance to their lives through our specialized expertise and advanced medical technology.”
“It wasn’t until I came to the Institute that it all started to make sense to me,” says Castelblanco. “The diagnosis and treatment were fast. In fact, the treatment itself only lasted a few minutes.”
Dizziness is an extremely common symptom occurring in people of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Balance disorders increase with age, and by age 75, dizziness is one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor. In the general population, dizziness is the third most common reason that patients visit doctors. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 42% of the population of the United States will complain of dizziness at some point in their lives. In the United States, the cost of medical care for patients with symptoms of imbalance is estimated to be more than $1 billion per year.
“We are one of very few offices in the nation offering such a wide variety of cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options for patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders,” Dr. Mango says. “To our knowledge, our Institute is the only facility capable of isolating and testing all 10 end organs of the inner ear.”
The medical institute reports that since 1977, its simple, single-minded goal has been to restore the balance patients need to comfortably resume activities and enjoy a better quality of life. Using cutting-edge therapeutic technologies and techniques, the institute’s team of doctors of audiology have successfully treated more than 30,000 patients for dizziness, vertigo, balance and inner-ear disorders. To date, more than 95 percent of all Institute patients have demonstrated measurable, clinical improvement following personalized vestibular rehabilitation therapy.
Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance and Ear Institute (https://www.dizziland.com) is one of the country’s leading institutes for the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. A team of doctors of audiology work with state-of-the-art technology in the areas of vestibular diagnosis and rehabilitation. Patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders can be diagnosed and treated in the most cost-efficient manner possible, eliminating a time-consuming, expensive and frustrating course of care experienced by many patients. The Institute receives referrals from a broad network of physicians including neurologists, otolaryngologists, internal medicine, cardiologists and family physicians, with the goal of restoring balance to their patients’ lives.
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