Nasal Obstruction Treatment with VivAer in Federal Way, WA

Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue.

Nasal obstruction is often caused by anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy”. Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.

 Dr. Ryan Stern and his team have performed hundreds of sinus surgery procedures for patients of all ages. Dr. Stern’s patients travel from all over nearby areas including Tacoma, Auburn, and Kent for the best in sinus care. Contact Dr. Stern’s office today at (253) 661-2520 and schedule your consultation today!

Common symptoms of nasal obstruction

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty breathing during physical exertion

VivAer® Procedure

Lasting relief is possible without surgery

If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now, your physician may be able to offer you lasting relief without surgery by performing the VivAer® procedure to open your nasal airway.

Lasting Relief: 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.¹
Non-invasive solution: Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in our office.
Live better: Clinically shown to significantly improve quality of life and provide long-lasting relief.¹

Breathe better. Live better.

The VivAer® procedure is clinically proven to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief.¹ Patients typically return to normal daily activity the same day.

  • 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing¹
  • 94% of patients improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion¹
  • 89% of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep¹

Cottle's Maneuver

Step 1: Place two fingers on your cheeks, on each side of your nose.

Step 2: Gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal passage. While holding, breathe through your nose.


Am I a candidate for the VivAer® procedure?

To find out, perform this simple test, called the Cottle’s maneuver. Did the Cottle’s maneuver help you breathe better? If so, you may be a candidate.

Schedule an Appointment for Nasal Obstruction Treatment in Federal Way, WA

Dr. Stern and his highly-trained team can help you get back to breathing easily and sleeping soundly. He will help diagnose your symptoms and discover if VivAer® is right for you! For more information, or to schedule an consultation please call Dr. Stern’s ENT offices in Federal Way or Auburn, WA at (206) 910-4641 today!