Recommendation for Dr. Jimena Mancera (for BPPV), medical doctor

Dr. Mancera has received a number of GringoPost recommendations for her treatment of various ear-nose-throat (ENT) maladies. My wife and I can attest that she is equally an excellent resource for the diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

BPPV is relatively common, especially for persons aged 50 or older. The classic symptom is suddenly having the room spinning like crazy, rendering the sufferer incapacitated and nauseous. The symptoms can last for a couple of weeks if not treated promptly. The cause are tiny calcium crystals called otoconia coming loose from their normal location in the inner ear, drifting to other parts of the inner ear and upsetting the body’s balance mechanism.

People not familiar with BPPV can conclude that they need to go to the nearest emergency room ASAP, as I did when I experienced it 15 years ago. When my wife awoke last week with the room spinning, we were fairly sure that BPPV was the problem. We called Dr. Mancera and thankfully were able to schedule an appointment for later the same day.

In medical school, Dr. Mancera actually wrote a thesis on BPPV causes and cures. We anticipated that she would be able to perform a relatively simple physical therapy maneuver in her office that would relieve my wife’s symptoms immediately, and indeed she did after diagnosing that the left ear was the problem. She also prescribed a pill and at-home exercises that ward against reoccurrence of the symptoms.

Dr. Mancera’s responsiveness, competence, bedside manner, and English are all excellent. My wife and I highly recommend her for treating BPPV or any other ENT issues you experience.

Address: Hospital Monte Sinai, Torre IV, Ave. Solano & Nicanor Aguilar

Contact information: 099 867 7986

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