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Sinus and Allergy

Sinuses are airspaces within the bones of the face, warming the air we breathe, and giving good sound quality to our speech. The sinuses are lined with a delicate layer of tissue called mucosa, which keeps the sinuses moist. People with allergies find that this lining reacts to “allergens” such as dust, pollen or other triggers by swelling and producing mucus. Occasionally, infections may result, causing facial pain, pus formation and other symptoms. These are usually successfully treated with medications, but occasionally surgery is needed to open up the air spaces, drain fluid, and treat infection.

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Adenoidectomy

This procedure removes the adenoids, which are masses of tissue near the nasal cavity. Typically this procedure is done to fix impaired breathing that is occurring through the nose, chronic infections, and/or recurrent earaches.

Balloon sinuplasty

Constant blockage and sinusitis may occur as a result of allergies. This can cause pain, headache, fatigue, and bad breath. Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure in which the doctor will open your inflamed sinuses. The doctor will use a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up any blocked sinus passages. This will restore normal sinus drainage.

Deviated septum

In some cases, the shape of your nasal cavity may be what is causing your chronic sinusitis. The septum, or the wall that divides your nasal cavity into two halves, may be off center.

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery

In some cases, patients may not benefit from minimally invasive procedures to treat chronic sinusitis. When this occurs, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is performed. During this sinus surgery, the drainage tracks within the sinuses are enlarged.

Functional nasal surgery

At times, the function of the nose is hindered, perhaps by an injury, illness, or a trait that a person is born with. Functional Nasal Surgery restores the functionality of the nose and nasal activity with the use of tiny instruments inside the nose. This surgery will restore normal drainage passageways and help to decrease or eliminate sinusitis.

Nasal and facial fracture repair

Nasal fractures are the most common types of facial fractures, and typically involve the septum. Facial fractures typically occur after serious injuries. Both nasal and facial fractures are typically caused by a blunt, hard blow to the facial area.

Nasal obstruction surgery

Nasal Obstruction Surgery is performed to repair a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum or thin wall between your nostrils is displaced to one side. This in turn makes one nasal passage smaller than the other. When medical therapy has not helped a deviated septum, such as decongestants or nasal spray, Nasal Obstruction Surgery, or Septoplasty, may be the next step. During a Septoplasty, the nasal septum, or wall, is straightened and repositioned in the center of your nose.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a cosmetic surgery that improves or enhances the appearance of your nose. It can also be performed to correct impaired breathing.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition that is very common. It occurs when the cavities around the sinuses become inflamed and swollen. At times, this can last for several weeks, without any response to treatment. Sinusitis affects the drainage of your sinuses, and can cause mucus to build up.

Tonsil and adenoid removal

This procedure removes the adenoids, which are masses of tissue near the nasal cavity. Typically this procedure is done to fix impaired breathing that is occurring through the nose, chronic infections, and/or recurrent earaches. This procedure also removes the tonsils, which are glands in the throat that work to help fight infection Many times, tonsils will get infected or inflamed, which results in swelling and pain.

Tonsillectomy

Tonsils are glands in the throat that work to help fight infection Many times, tonsils will get infected or inflamed, which results in swelling and pain. If this happens too frequently, a tonsillectomy may be necessary. A tonsillectomy is when the tonsils are removed, which will result in less infection or inflammation.