Respected ENT Team Joins Littauer

Respected ENT Team Joins Littauer

Bradley H. Paddock, M.D. and Nurse Practitioner Amy Hall have joined Nathan Littauer and are now practicing on 182 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY.

One of Gloversville’s most respected specialists is joining the Nathan Littauer Hospital medical staff and bringing with him an expert Nurse Practitioner and an audiologist. Otolaryngologist Bradley H. Paddock, M.D. has specialized in ear, nose and throat care, as well as head and neck surgery, in his Gloversville private practice since 1983. Effective immediately, Dr. Paddock, as well as Amy Hall, FNP-BC, MS and hearing specialist Mark Caffrey, Au.D, are joining the Littauer team.

“Increasing access to high quality specialty services is one of the many ways in which Littauer shows our commitment to the health of this region,” said Frederick Goldberg, M.D., Littauer’s Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. “We look forward to an ever stronger partnership with Dr. Paddock and his team.”

Dr. Paddock’s practice has relocated to 182 Steele Avenue in Gloversville. The office phone number is 518-725-8656, audiology can be reached at 518-725-2620. No staffing changes are planned in relationship to the transition. Patients can expect the same level of excellent care in the new location.

“We’re extremely proud to be welcoming Dr. Paddock, Amy, and Mark to our organization,” said Laurence Kelly, Nathan Littauer President & CEO. “This group has an excellent reputation in our region and now they’ll have the backing of a strong health care system and all that comes with it in terms of technology, access, and support.”

Bradley H. Paddock, M.D. received his medical education at Albany Medical College. He completed his surgical residency at Berkshire Medical Center and his residency in otolaryngology at Albany Medical College. He is board certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine.

Amy Hall, FNP, M.S. earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Maria College in Albany, NY. She completed her Master of Science (Family Nurse Practitioner) at Sage Colleges in Troy, NY.

Mark Caffrey, Au.D earned his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from SUNY Geneseo, his Master of Science (Audiology) from Montclair State University in New Jersey and his Au.D from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

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Bradley Paddock, MD and Nurse Practitioner Amy Hall are now practicing on 182 Steele Avenue



New procedure at LITTAUER offers hope to chronic sinusitis sufferers

Dr. Paddock and Littauer team up to provide cutting-edge service to the area

Dr. Paddock before sinus surgery

Gloversville, NY… Nathan Littauer Hospital in conjunction with Dr. Bradley Paddock, a local Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician, has announced the launch of a Balloon SinuplastyTM treatment at Nathan Littauer’s Surgical Center in Gloversville.

Littauer’s CEO and President Laurence E. Kelly notes, “Yet again, we are the first in the area to offer a new procedure to our patients. This procedure in particular, offers new hope to people who suffer with sinusitis, a very common problem.”

Dr. Paddock has been working extensively with Acclarent, Inc., a privately held medical device company in Menlo Park, CA. According to Acclarent, the company is focused on “achieving the goals of sinus surgery with novel, endoscopic, catheter-based tools – Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices.” Acclarent reports that about 10% of the population suffers with sinusitis and could benefit from this procedure. Dr. Paddock has completed Acclarent’s certification course in balloon sinuplasty and related techniques.

According to Paddock, sinusitis sufferers generally tend to live with their symptoms or use a myriad of medications like nasal sprays or antibiotics. More drastic treatments can involve cutting and drilling surgery on the delicate bones of the para nasal sinus complex. Dr. Paddock explains, “We have been performing this procedure since August with excellent results.”

The new Balloon Sinuplasty treatment offers a less invasive way to treat patients. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that works by widening the drainage channels from the sinuses into the nasal cavities through the use of specially designed balloons. The surgery can be done as an outpatient service allowing patients the opportunity to go home that day. It can also be done as a compliment to conventional sinus surgery.

Dr. Paddock states, “NLH was one of the first two hospitals to bring fiber optic sinus surgery to the Capital District and it was one of the first hospitals to use image-guided techniques. I am glad that we can again offer an improvement to our patients with sinus disease. While Acclarent’s equipment allows us to help patients with any sinus problems it is especially beneficial to patients with frontal and sphenoid sinus disease. “

To find out more information on the procedure please contact the office of Dr. Bradley Paddock at 518-725-8656.