Treatment for Nose and Sinuses
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 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 breathing through the nose. Removal with endoscopic sinus surgery and continued follow-up are often necessary to achieve a clear breathing passage.
Sinusitis can be treated with nasal steroid sprays, guaifenesin, and antibiotics. When this fails, endoscopic sinus surgery can 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.
Sinus surgery with the aid of computer guidance.
Nose and Sinus Tumors
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.