Nose and Sinus

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The nasal cavity and the sinuses are structures which are separate but closely anatomically connected and related to each other.

Common conditions we treat include the following:

  • Nasal obstruction, or difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Recurring and chronic sinus infections
  • Nasal polyps and nasal tumors (both benign and malignant)
  • Epistaxis or nose bleeds
  • Headaches: some causes of facial headaches come from abnormal nasal anatomy and sinus infections
  • Post nasal drip: a constant sensation of mucous dripping into the back of the throat from the sinuses.
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis: nasal congestion, sneezing and drainage from seasonal allergies. We do not perform allergy testing. However, we work closely with allergists if necessary.
  • Smell disorders: including decreased sense of smell or complete loss of smell

Common surgical treatments include the following:

Nasal septal reconstruction
A procedure to correct a deformed or crooked nasal septum in order to improve nasal breathing.
Turbinate reduction
A procedure to reduce enlarged or swollen nasal membranes called turbinates to improve nasal breathing. This is sometimes performed in the office under local anesthesia, called Radiofrequency reduction of the turbinates. A more definitive surgical reduction (SMR turbinates) can be performed under anesthesia, and is frequently done with other surgeries including a nasal septal reconstruction
Balloon Sinuplasty
An office-based procedure performed under local anesthesia intended to balloon open the sinus openings to decrease and eliminate sinus infections.

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Sinus surgery
FESS or Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a minimally invasive technique to surgically improve sinus ventilation and function to reduce or eliminate sinus infections, remove polyps or remove tumors. This is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia.
An aesthetic correction of the exterior of the nose. If this is desired, we coordinate functional surgery performed by us, (listed above) with a plastic surgeon who would do the rhinoplasty.

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