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Allergy and SinusJan Whatley
Everything about this practice is the best! From Jennifer at the front desk, to Cindy, his assistant, and finally to the doc. Dr. Ludwick is kind, patient, intuitive, and the best I've met at explaining. He sensed my apprehension... Read more
Allergy and SinusWanda Vila-Carriles
I got used to wake up every morning with a stuffed nose and believed that was the best I was ever going to breath. I always had sinus issues/infections until I met Dr. Ludwick and decided to get an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty and PRITs. I was concerned about having that surgery for years... Read more
Allergy and SinusDaniel F

When I came to Dr Ludwick, I was very hesitant because in the early 90’s I had the complete Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) done to “allegedly” correct a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. I knew how painful the surgery was and the recovery had been. So armed with this knowledge in mind I… Read more

Allergy and SinusVictor

Over the past 20 years I have been affected by allergy’s that generally were relieved by taking allergy shots on a weekly to monthly basis. Eventually these conditions caused a chronic bacterial sinusitis that would flare up once or twice a year. The allergist’s response was to prescribe additional nasal medications, which resulted in… Read more

Allergy and SinusJon Van Nort

When I first saw Dr. Ludwick I was an Afrin addict with frequent sinus infections that often developed into URI’s. I never could kick them without the right antibiotic. Dr. Ludwick did sinus surgery and got me on liquid allergy drops, and the difference is awesome. My allergies are down 90%, and the surgery… Read more

Allergy and SinusSleep MedicineSleep LabAaron Williams

I had been struggling for years with being tired, low energy, and not sleeping well during the night. I had to take naps every day. I felt like I was missing out on life, my wife, and my children due to not having enough energy. About 10 years ago, may primary physician referred me... Read more

Allergy and SinusSteve Palmisano

Dr. Ludwick and his entire staff were the BEST! I very rarely see a Dr. But after years of being tired all of the time, I gave in and went to see him. My initial visit was very informative and he is up to date on the latest technology (in the office, the sleep… Read more

Allergy and SinusSleep MedicineTerry Adamson

Dr. Ludwick and staff provided excellent service from the time of the initial visit through a sleep study and corrective applications for mild sleep apnea. The corrective applications involved Septoplasty including a turbinate reduction with sleep endoscopic surgery. Dr. Ludwick’s sleep study facilities were excellent and employed all of the latest technology lending to… Read more

Allergy and SinusMelanie Nichols

Dr Ludwick and his staff are very professional which helped me feel comfortable and confident in them. They helped me get scheduled quickly and even let me come in on very short notice. The surgery itself was scheduled with ease and done to accommodate my travel, which was very much appreciated. Dr Ludwick performed… Read more

Allergy and SinusSabrina Atkinson

I realize that this review is extremely overdue by a year and a half since my procedure by Dr. Ludwick. Dr Ludwick and his staff are extremely professional which helped me feel comfortable and confident in them. Dr. Ludwick, was recommended to me after many years of constant Sinus Headache’s, allergy testing/ shots, and… Read more

Allergy and SinusCathy Harper

I highly recommend Dr. Ludwick and the West Houston ENT & Sleep Center. I came to Dr. Ludwick after being passed from my PCP to an allergist, and from my allergist to an ENT. I had been suffering from recurring sinus infections for the past several years, and I was tired of taking antibiotic… Read more

Allergy and SinusHead and neck surgery B Zone

Dr. Ludwick is a fantastic doctor. I too had started my experience with Dr. Ludwick because of recurrent Sinus infections. Dr. Ludwick is really, really good at actually explaining what is happening and why versus leaving you in limbo as to what is actually being prescribed. After surgery I have been infection free, and… Read more

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Brian Gaden
November, 2013

The staff was very helpful and it was easy to get an appointment. Dr. Ludwick explained my options very thoroughly and allowed me to choose ... More

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Greg Cox
March, 2014

Had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery December 2008. Symptoms prior to surgery were chronic congestion ... More

Jan Whatley
Allergy and Sinus

Everything about this practice is the best! From Jennifer at the front desk, to Cindy, his assistant, and finally to the doc. Dr. Ludwick is kind, patient, intuitive, and the best I've met at explaining. He sensed my apprehension about "local anesthetic" in my nose for the in-office sinus balloon procedure. He assured me that I'd never feel a thing; he'd use lidocaine spray; wait a bit, then numbing gel; more waiting, finally injections with a hair-sized needle. Awesome! I felt cool air in my maxillary sinuses for the first time in - I can't remember. Go to them!

Wanda Vila-Carriles
Allergy and Sinus

I got used to wake up every morning with a stuffed nose and believed that was the best I was ever going to breath. I always had sinus issues/infections until I met Dr. Ludwick and decided to get an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty and PRITs. I was concerned about having that surgery for years but it was time to get a better quality of life and I now realized that was one of the best decisions I have made. The surgery and recovery went very well. I was breathing normally the next day, painless and had almost no bleeding. I was up and functioning normal after couple of days.

I have not had a stuffed nose ever since and learned that there is a better way to breath. I'm so glad I had that surgery done with Dr. Ludwick. I would refer my family and friends to Dr. Ludwick without hesitation. He also treats my husband for his sleep apnea. My husband is very happy now that he can really rest at night and has more energy during the day.

The staff at Dr. Ludwick’s office is always professional and personable. Thank you!!!

Daniel F
Allergy and Sinus

When I came to Dr Ludwick, I was very hesitant because in the early 90’s I had the complete Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) done to “allegedly” correct a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. I knew how painful the surgery was and the recovery had been. So armed with this knowledge in mind I went to Dr Ludwick and was relieved to hear that the FESS surgery had improved leaps and bounds from when I had the surgery the first time.

I wasn’t relieved to hear that the first surgery had made a mess of my sinus’s and that FESS surgery, and allergy drops would be the preferred course to help me to breathe again. Dr Ludwick took the time to answer my questions, explain the situation, and prepare me for surgery and that was very comforting. I really appreciated the state of the art office with touch screen monitors that Dr Ludwick uses to explain problems; it makes it very easy to understand! He started very conservative with his approach and as he received more information (CAT scan) he amended the approach laid out a game plan that made sense. After the surgery was over I could (and still can) breathe amazingly well!

I really do appreciate Dr Ludwick’s upfront and very honest approach to treatments and consultations with patients.

Victor
Allergy and Sinus

Over the past 20 years I have been affected by allergy’s that generally were relieved by taking allergy shots on a weekly to monthly basis. Eventually these conditions caused a chronic bacterial sinusitis that would flare up once or twice a year. The allergist’s response was to prescribe additional nasal medications, which resulted in a persistent inflammation and swelling of my nasal tissues and channels, blocking air flow and drainage. This condition was more severe at night and greatly affected my sleep and quality of life.

Fortunately, my allergist sent me to Dr. Ludwick . His examination determined that my problems were caused by my chronic sinusitis, combined with a deviated septum, which further reduced the air flow through my nasal passages. Dr. Ludwick’s operation on my nose on June 16, 2009 has significantly changed my life by restoring my nasal passages to normal healthy conditions. In addition to a successful surgical operation, these nasal improvements have also reduced my allergic reactions, allowing me to stop taking allergy shots.

I strongly recommend Dr. Ludwick to anyone who might suffer from similar conditions. It has now been nearly three years (three allergy seasons) since my nasal operation and my condition has been sustained with no recurrent nasal problems.

Jon Van Nort
Allergy and Sinus

When I first saw Dr. Ludwick I was an Afrin addict with frequent sinus infections that often developed into URI’s. I never could kick them without the right antibiotic. Dr. Ludwick did sinus surgery and got me on liquid allergy drops, and the difference is awesome. My allergies are down 90%, and the surgery was a success. He is excellent at telling (and showing) the how’s and why’s of what he is doing and was available post surgery in case of concerns. He’s one of the most down to earth doctors you’ll ever meet as well, easy to talk to. – Jon

Aaron Williams
Allergy and SinusSleep MedicineSleep Lab

I had been struggling for years with being tired, low energy, and not sleeping well during the night. I had to take naps every day. I felt like I was missing out on life, my wife, and my children due to not having enough energy. About 10 years ago, my primary physician referred me for a sleep study. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed a CPAP. After a couple of years on the CPAP, the problems had not improved. I was still tired, had low energy, and still not sleeping well during the night. I had now developed anxiety.

My primary physician referred me to another surgeon and that surgeon recommended an operation to correct my deviated septum. Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t correct my problem. I still could not breathe freely through my nose. I struggled for another 5 years with this problem. Out of desperation, I discussed my problem with my primary physician again and he referred me to Dr. Ludwick. Due to the lack of success with my last surgeon, I was ambivalent about visiting with Dr. Ludwick. Nevertheless, the lack of quality life with myself, my wife, and my children motivated me to make an appointment.

I was totally impressed during with my first visit because he asked me questions about my condition that I should have known the answers because I had a previous surgery, but I didn’t know the answers. I was not as informed about my condition and my last surgery as I should have been. When Dr. Ludwick discovered that, he PATIENTLY educated me verbally and visually. He explained concepts where I could understand them. He even showed me on the computer where I could actually see the problem. I finally felt empowered. Then, Dr. Ludwick shared my options and gave me totally responsibility for the decision. I chose to have the surgery to correct my deviated septum and it was SUCCESSFUL. I am breathing freely. I have energy. I spend time with my wife and children on weekends instead of sleeping my life away. I truly thankful to Dr. Ludwick and strongly recommend him.

Steve Palmisano
Allergy and Sinus

Dr. Ludwick and his entire staff were the BEST! I very rarely see a Dr. But after years of being tired all of the time, I gave in and went to see him. My initial visit was very informative and he is up to date on the latest technology (in the office, the sleep center & surgical technique). He scheduled a sleep study and boy was I impressed with the facility and the staff. They took the time to explain every step and made sure that I was always comfortable. After the results of the sleep study he brought me in and explained everything. He never tried to push me to do anything I was not totally comfortable doing. I decided, with his guidence to go ahead with the first step. I have never been so happy with a decission in my life. I CAN BREATH AGAIN!!

I am in the Auto industry and customer satisfaction is a huge deal. I can say that I am very impressed with the level of Customer Service that Dr. Ludwick and his staff provide and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I am truly satisfied!

Terry Adamson
Allergy and SinusSleep Medicine

Dr. Ludwick and staff provided excellent service from the time of the initial visit through a sleep study and corrective applications for mild sleep apnea. The corrective applications involved Septoplasty including a turbinate reduction with sleep endoscopic surgery. Dr. Ludwick’s sleep study facilities were excellent and employed all of the latest technology lending to state of the art analysis for properly diagnosing my problem. Dr. Ludwick did a great job of following up after the surgery and monitoring my recovery. Additional measures were also employed with the use of CPAP and staff supported me to find the right fit of equipment. Overall, Dr. Ludwick has provided excellent quality of care and is always up to speed on the latest technology to offer his patients.

Melanie Nichols
Allergy and Sinus

Dr Ludwick and his staff are very professional which helped me feel comfortable and confident in them. They helped me get scheduled quickly and even let me come in on very short notice. The surgery itself was scheduled with ease and done to accommodate my travel, which was very much appreciated. Dr Ludwick performed an ESS Septoplasty PRITS to help me with a lifelong condition that I was not even really aware of.

Dr Ludwick explained the situation by showing me the areas of concern in my CT scan. He explained the procedure that he would do to fix the problem in a way that was clear. With my allergies seeming to get worse, he was recommended to me by my allergy doctor. Just a week after surgery, I feel almost better then ever, because I now am able to breath like I have never done before. Can’t wait to see how good I feel after the next week! The first few days of recovery were harder than I anticipated, but mostly ended up being some trouble with the antibiotic which was most of that.

Dr Ludwick’s expertise and confidence, and that of his staff, made this so much easier for me. I highly recommend Dr Ludwick and if I ever need any additional surgery of this kind, I will travel back to Houston to make sure I get the best care possible, with Dr Ludwick.

Sabrina Atkinson
Allergy and Sinus

I realize that this review is extremely overdue by a year and a half since my procedure by Dr. Ludwick. Dr Ludwick and his staff are extremely professional which helped me feel comfortable and confident in them. Dr. Ludwick, was recommended to me after many years of constant Sinus Headache’s, allergy testing/ shots, and Sinus Infections.

Upon my first meeting with Dr. Ludwick, he was extremely thorough, communicated direct expectations of procedures etc… and “his” own testing to rule out any overlooked test etc… from my previous ENT doctor. After performing a sleep study test, CT Scans, etc…. the final conclusion was to perform an ESS Septoplasty PRITS to help me with a lifelong condition I didn’t realize I had. The surgery itself was scheduled with ease and done to accommodate my travel, which was very much appreciated. Dr Ludwick explained the situation by showing me the areas of concern in my CT scan. He explained the procedure in simple terms and what to expect from the post-op.

I had the surgery early morning 7am CST on Wednesday morning for about a couple of hours and a couple of hrs in recovery. Dr. Ludwick communicated the instructions for care to my sister for the next few days. Which the most critical one was to slept at a 45 degree angle to eliminate the blood drainage/clotting by laying straight down. I slept at a 45 degree angle for about 2 days and felt like “Rip Van Winkle” just sleeping and taking my antibiotics too. Dr. Ludwick called me for the first 3 days to inquire how I was doing and if, I was encountering any problems. I really didn’t have any complications after the surgery or even while recuperating either.

I returned back to Dr. Ludwick’s office for my post op appts. and everything went perfectly. I returned back to my office on Tuesday morning and was able to breathe for the first time without any issues. Time has flown by and I can honestly say how I wished I had done this procedure much earlier and found Dr. Ludwick. I have not encountered a Sinus Headache since the surgery and allergies……what allergies? Nothing has really perked up my allergies either. Once in awhile I might have to take a Zyrtec-D (1 in about 6-7 months) but other than this it’s an awesome feeling!

Dr Ludwick’s expertise and confidence, and that of his staff, made this so much easier for me. I highly recommend Dr Ludwick if you want only “THE BEST ENT” ! Many, many thanks for giving me back my life again!

Cathy Harper
Allergy and Sinus

I highly recommend Dr. Ludwick and the West Houston ENT & Sleep Center. I came to Dr. Ludwick after being passed from my PCP to an allergist, and from my allergist to an ENT. I had been suffering from recurring sinus infections for the past several years, and I was tired of taking antibiotic after antibiotic with no continuous relief. Dr. Ludwick was exceptional in his ability to explain the source of my problem and the anatomy of the sinuses – of which I knew nothing about. When his recommendation was surgery, I was more than hesitant, but he encouraged me to bring in my husband to discuss options, answer questions, etc. Once Dr. Ludwick allayed my fears concerning sinus surgery, I scheduled my surgery for a few weeks out. The scheduling process was easy, and I was pleased with the professionalism of the surgery center where the procedure took place. Unfortunately, I had some complications with bleeding post-surgery. This was unexpected and highly unusual, and I’m now making an effort to meet with a hematologist to ensure that there is nothing else going on. Four days post-surgery, my nose started bleeding profusely. It was a Sunday night over Memorial Day weekend, and I emailed Dr. Ludwick fairly terrified. He called me back within 2 minutes and promptly met me in the ER. After staying overnight, he took me back to the operating room on Memorial Day to place packs in my sinus cavities and stop the bleeding. This was the last thing I wanted, but it was the only thing that worked. Five long days later, the packs were removed, and I could breathe again. Since then, I’ve felt great. Despite the two hard weeks post-surgery, I would do it again to get some relief from always being sick. I feel very optimistic about the future of my health, and I look forward to winters and springs without going on antibiotics to fight sinus infections. More than anything, I must praise Dr. Ludwick’s accessibility and his fast, thorough responses to questions. I emailed him daily, and I’m sure I drove him a bit crazy, but his patience and responsiveness were unparalleled. The experience of going to the ER and having a subsequent procedure in the operating room was made more tolerable just knowing that he was there to handle everything. In fact, as soon as I walked in the door of the ER, they took me straight to the back, as they had already been expecting me. After moving from a small town in Massachusetts where health care providers operated out of their own homes and routinely responded to emails and voicemails, I am beyond grateful to find the same level of communication and care here in Houston. Thank you, Dr. Ludwick, for all you have done to make me well!

B Zone
Allergy and SinusHead and neck surgery

Dr. Ludwick is a fantastic doctor. I too had started my experience with Dr. Ludwick because of recurrent Sinus infections. Dr. Ludwick is really, really good at actually explaining what is happening and why versus leaving you in limbo as to what is actually being prescribed. After surgery I have been infection free, and while that alone is a great story, the follow up care is equally as good. If you have an issue that requires immediate attention, his staff is always accommodating and most times can get you in the same day.

Also, what I did not realize since I only saw Dr. Ludwick for Sinuses is that he is quite knowledgeable about issues from the neck up. I had another issue crop up where I had a swollen lymph node and my internist was leading me down some very strange paths. I had to see Dr. Ludwick to rule out a sinus infection and he was very quickly able to direct me on the right path. These days good doctors that actually think through what they are doing before prescribing something are rare, I have nothing but the highest recommendations for Dr. Ludwick, he is awesome.

Brian Gaden
Allergy and Sinus

The staff was very helpful and it was easy to get an appointment. Dr. Ludwick explained my options very thoroughly and allowed me to choose what I thought was my best solution.

I chose to have sinus surgery and allergy treatment. Dr. Ludwick and his staff were very helpful and responsive after the surgery. My sinus and allergy problems are all but gone now. Before the treatment, allergies and sinus infections were just a part of my daily life.

If you are a person suffering from allergies and / or sinus problems, I strongly urge you to go see Dr. Ludwick and get them resolved for good!!

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Greg Cox
Allergy and Sinus

Had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery December 2008. Symptoms prior to surgery were chronic congestion on side of deviated septum and mild "pressure" headaches. Dr. Ludwick did a fantastic job, both pre-surgery and post-surgery. Very high-tech and efficient in his techniques. It's been over five years since my surgery, and I have had little-to-no congestion. Even, my seasonal allergies have been minimized. I would highly recommend Dr. Ludwick for any ear, nose or throat issues. Very sharp MD who truly cares about well being of his patients.

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