Category Archives: Sinus and Nasal

Balloon Sinuplasty

Scared To Have A Septoplasty? Fear No More!

What’s new in septoplasty (correcting a deviated nasal septum)? Ever known anyone that had a septoplasty? 5 minutes in to their story you are convinced that no matter what you are not having that done. The septum is the divider between the right and left side of the nose. It is made of fine bone and […]

Is My Sinus Infection Immune To Antibiotics?

Patients who get recurring sinus infections have real concerns about using so many antibiotics. They are not only concerned about the side effects and the cost but also the risk that these important medicines will no longer be effective. It’s not actually the patient that becomes immune but the particular bacteria. Bacteria have sensitivity to […]

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How Does Having Chronic Sinusitis Affect My Health?

We are all familiar with the symptoms we have with chronic sinusitis. Facial pressure, headache, fatigue, congestion. There’s plenty of reason to get this problem resolved. You may not be aware of how it can affect other aspects of your health. Chronic Sinusitis Health Affects Chronic sinusitis causes significant worsening of asthma. Many times adults […]


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 […]


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 […]

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