Sinusitis can be treated with nasal steroid sprays, guaifenesin and antibiotics. When this fails, endoscopic sinus surgery can be help reduce the frequency of sinus infections and restore sinus drainage.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed in the Tower Surgery Center with Image Guidance for added safety.
Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive new technique that can be performed under local anesthesia for added safety and a quicker recovery.
Nasal obstruction is common in the central valley. A deviated septum and enlarged turbinates or air filters is the most common cause. Outpatient surgery to reduce the turbinates and straighten the septum is very effective in restoring the normal breathing passages. Filling the nose with gauze or packing is no longer necessary after most nasal surgeries. There are less invasive options as well. We also fix broken noses.
Nasal polyps arise from swollen nasal tissue lining. They can totally block the breathing through the nose. Removal with endoscopic sinus surgery and continued follow-up is often necessary to achieve a clear breathing passage.
Tumors of the nose and sinus are not very common. We have video endoscopes to visualize the depths of the nasal passages. Combining the exam with sinus CT scanning leads to prompt diagnosis and treatment planning.
Nose bleeds can be very annoying and frightening. Visualizing the bleeding site with an endoscope and utilizing radiofrequency helps control even the worst nose bleeds.
Nasal allergies cause much of the nose and sinus problems. We work closely with local allergists to determine the best treatment for you.