Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal

balloon sinuplasty

Success Rate of Balloon Sinuplasty

People are all talking about balloon sinuplasty. Advertisements on the radio, TV, billboards have sprung up over the last several years. Patients who suffer from chronic sinus issues such as recurring infections, sinus pressure, chronic nasal drainage, and chronic congestion all have the same question… Does it last? Extensive research has been done evaluating balloon […]


sinus surgery

When is Full Sinus Surgery Needed Nowadays

In our practice, we see many sinus sufferers on second opinion. Many times they have been told they will need a sinus surgery to correct their issue. Like in all aspects of medicine, therapy should always go from the least aggressive to the most aggressive. In the past, when medical therapy had failed to resolve […]


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How Are Allergies And Sinuses Related?

What about allergies causes a sinus infection? Patients frequently get a sinus infection during their peak allergy seasons. There are many reasons for this to occur. The sinuses are hollowed out cavities that surround the nose and empty secretions into the nose. The natural pathway for them to empty into the nose is actually quite […]



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Snoring Causing Problems at Home?

Sleeping next to someone that snores can be miserable, and it can lead to significant relationship issues.  Sleeping in separate beds, wearing ear plugs, and kicking the snorer, is not fun! The good news is that it is treatable!  There are many options to arrive at a successful resolution available with modern treatments. Most people never […]


Sinus surgery vs. balloon sinuplasty

With over 20 years of experience in sinus surgery I have seen many changes in techniques and outcomes for sinus surgery. The goal has always been the same – Allow the blocked sinus outflow tracts to drain naturally relieving the infection and all the associated symptoms. A revolution occurred just a few years ago with […]



Is it Allergy or a Sinus Infection?

Determining if you have allergies or a sinus infection is not easy.  Truth is, it is even hard for your primary care physician to tell the difference. Allergy and sinus infection both cause congestion, sinus pressure, drainage that may be clear or colored, headache, fatigue, and make you feel sick. Allergy vs. Sinus Infection Let’s go […]


Chronic Cough Got You Down?

It is a very frustrating problem to have a chronic cough. It interrupts your daily life, makes conversations difficult, it interrupts sleep, and can make people feel like you have a contagious infection. Finding the cause can be quite difficult and frequently a patient may bounce around with many doctors trying very many different types of […]


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One Side of Nose Always Blocked?

Patients frequently complain that they have one side of their nose that is always blocked. This is typically due to structural issues in the nose. The nasal septum is the divider between the right and left side of your nose. It is made of cartilage and bone and it may be deviated into one side of […]


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