Resolve ENT is your state-of-the-art center specializing in breathing, sinus, and sleep solutions. Dr. Siva Elangovan practices the timeless art of medicine while offering advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that make your journey with us simple and straight-forward. Our expert medical team is proud to offer innovative solutions like LATERA® for breathing, sinus, and sleep issues. We are happy to serve patients located in Chicago, Evanston, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, and the neighboring communities and Illinois. 

What is LATERA®?

Latera is a nasal-dissolvable implant that has revolutionized the treatment of nasal obstruction.   The implant reinforces the weaker, narrower portions of the inside of the nose allowing for improvement in nasal breathing, reduction in snoring and can even combat sleep apnea.  Traditional methods require general anesthesia, multiple incisions, increased risk and longer recovery.

While Dr. Elangovan generally recommends this procedure for nasal obstruction due to narrowed or weakened nasal sidewalls, patients may also find Latera relieves one or more of the following symptoms:

Why Latera?

  • Minimally invasive
  • Permanent solution, limiting reliance on OTC remedies
  • Proven Effective
  • Safer than traditional surgery
  • No downtime
  • No external incisions

What Can I Expect During my LATERA® Procedure?

The procedure is done in the office in under 20 minutes.  After the numbing medication is placed in the nose, an extremely thin canula is placed through the inside of the nose. Once in the proper position the wire-thin implant is deployed. The implant will immediately start reinforcing the narrowed portion of the nose and slowly dissolve over 18 months.  Once dissolved a fibrous capsule remains for continued improvement in nasal breathing and snoring.  

What Can I Expect After my LATERA® Procedure?

Recovery is almost immediate.  Patients can return to work and full activity immediately after the procedure.

How Much Does LATERA® Cost?

Almost all insurances cover Latera.  The cost of your Latera procedure will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan recommended for you and your current health insurance coverage. To get a more accurate assessment of how much your Latera procedure will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. At Resolve ENT, we are also happy to offer financing that helps you more easily pay for your treatments at your convenience.

How Effective is Latera?

Patients report less trouble breathing through the nose, decreased congestion, and less trouble sleeping.  Studies have shown significant improvement in quality of life with nearly 60% reduction in nasal obstruction symptoms at 2 years out.

Am I a Good Candidate For LATERA®?

If you are having trouble breathing freely through your nose due and are experiencing other breathing and sinus issues due to nasal obstruction, LATERA® may be right for you. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for LATERA® is to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.


Led by Dr. Siva Elangovan, the medical professionals at Resolve ENT are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to patients located in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square and the surrounding communities such as Evanston, Oak Park, and Des Plaines of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our expert medical team and start your journey with us today.