Novel Medication Delivery Methods
In-office gel application, nebulizers, and atomizers are available in addition to conventional sprays in order to deliver the appropriate medications (steroids, antibiotics, allergy medications) into your sinuses without you having to take oral medications.
Drug-Eluting Sinus Stents
Inserted by a catheter through the nose into the sinus cavity, these scaffold-like devices prop open the sinuses and release an anti-inflammatory medication that reduces polyp formation and promotes healing.
Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
This outpatient procedure is performed via high-definition video endoscopy and specialized instruments passed through the nose. A sophisticated image-guidance system serves as a “GPS” device, allowing the surgeon to perform safe and thorough surgery. No outside incisions are used and pain is minimal. More important, nasal packing is almost never used and patients can return to normal activity within a few days.
A small balloon is inflated inside your nose to expand sinus passages, improve drainage, and provide long-lasting relief of sinus pain and congestion. This can be performed in the office with minimal pain and recovery time.
The doctor removes polyps that obstruct your nasal passages or sinuses. For patients who have recurrent polyps, thorough surgery with appropriate postoperative medications will minimize the chance that your polyps will grow back.
Straightens a deviated septum. After the procedure, patients typically notice improved breathing and almost immediate relief from chronic nasal obstruction.
Turbinate Reduction Surgery
Turbinectomy reduces the size of bony structures (turbinates) in the nose. The improvement in breathing is almost immediate.
Used to treat chronic ear tube dysfunction. During this minimally invasive procedure, a catheter is used to insert a small balloon through the nose and into the Eustachian tube. The balloon is inflated, which opens the Eustachian tube and allows air to flow through. Once the tube is open, the balloon is deflated and removed.