Dr. Weiner sees a wide variety of ear, nose and throat problems. In addition, his practice includes a special interest in chronic sinusitis, particularly difficult to manage cases. He also now offers laser removal of many throat cancers using an endoscopic approach. Additionally, he is one of the first physicians in Arizona to now offer endoscopic treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction with a minimally invasive balloon procedure (Eustachian tuboplasty).
He has consistently been selected to Phoenix Magazine's list of Top Doctors (2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 2014, 2017, 18, 19, 20).
In 2018, Dr. Weiner became certified to perform the Inspire procedure for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.
College: Union College, Schnectady, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Boards: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeons.
Privileges: Greenbaum Surgery Center, Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea, North Valley Surgery Center, Piper Surgery Center.
1. Case Report: Lateral Chest Placement of IPG for Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation. Weiner JS. Laryngoscope, 00:1–3, 2020
This article describes an innovative surgery to place the Inspire device in a woman with a history of breast cancer and breast reconstruction. This new surgical technique hides the incision for the nerve stimulator.
2. Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation via a Two-Incision Technique. Kent DT, Weiner JS, Chio EG, Weidenbecher M. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 31(3) September 2020, pages e35-e42.
This article, co-authored with 3 academic surgeons, describes a new way of performing the Inspire procedure using just two incisions rather than the standard 3. At this time only a handful of surgeons worldwide are able to perform this technique. This innovation is predicted to change how surgery is done in the U.S. and elsewhere.
3. Relationship Between Schneiderian Papillomas and Human Papillomavirus. Weiner JS, Sherris DA, Kasperbauer JL, Lewis JE, Li H, Persing D. The Laryngoscope. 109 (1): 21-26, 1999.
4. Verrrucous Carcinoma of the Nose. Orvidas L. Olsen KD, Lewis JE, Weiner JS. The Laryngoscope. 109 (3): 371-375, 1999.
5. Individual Differences and the Reliability of 2F1-F2 Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions: Effects of Time-of-Day, Stimulus Variables and Gender. Cacace AT, McClelland WA, Weiner JS, McFarland DJ. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research 39(6):1138-48, 1996.
Current: A study designed to improve the process for patients being evaluated for Inspire implantation. This study will determine if a simple measurement from the back of the patient's throat can predict good surgical candidates and replace the need for an exploratory endoscopy under sedation with additional time and cost savings.
In design: A study utilizing artificial intelligence software to examine data from a major Arizona health system. This data analysis is expected to identify patients who are at significant risk for sleep apnea but who currently remain undiagnosed and untreated. This groundbreaking and unique approach has the potential to catch undiagnosed sleep apnea and save lives by recommending diagnostic tests and treatment in previously unidentified at-risk patients. The study has already received industry support and co-investigators include cardiologists and sleep medicine specialists.
What you need to know about sleep apnea
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but only 20% are ever diagnosed and treated. Untreated it is a serious risk factor for health complications, such as heart disease and depression. Dr. Weiner is one of few surgeons specially trained and experienced in the correction of sleep apnea. To learn more watch here:
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The Inspire system is made of a small battery and 2 small wires. Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest through three small incisions during an outpatient procedure. Most patients return home the same day and return to non-strenuous activities within a few days. Over-the-counter pain medicine is typically used for a few days after the procedure for pain management.
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