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Sinus Infection Austin TX

Tips to Avoid a Sinus Infection

There are several things you can do to avoid getting a sinus infection. Obviously, washing hands thoroughly, avoiding people with active infection, avoiding cold exposure which dries the sinus lining are all helpful. Allergy control is also critical. Allergic inflammation of the nose and sinuses reduces the natural defenses of the sinus lining making it […]





Balloon Sinuplasty

Untrue Myths About Balloon Sinuplasty

The balloon is left in the sinuses Actually no material is left in the sinuses. The balloon is inserted in to the sinus outflow tract, inflated, deflated, then removed. Unlike cardiac blood vessel dilation the sinus outflow tract area is made of fine compressible bone and no stent is left or required. The sinus dilation […]


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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 […]


allergy treatment austin tx | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

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 […]


dry nose syndrome austin tx | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Empty Nose Syndrome – How To Prevent It And What To Do If You Have It Already

What is “empty nose syndrome”? Patients see this term when reading on the internet about sinus surgery. It describes a debilitating condition in the nose after sinus surgery. These patients have congestion, nasal dryness, nasal and sinus pressure, and constant sinus infections that fail to respond to medical therapy. The bottom line in this condition […]


snoring austin tx | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

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 […]


cpap mask austin tx | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Hate your CPAP machine? You may have other options!

“There is no way I can wear that CPAP mask”. As a physician, board certified in sleep medicine, I have heard that too many times to count. The truth is that I couldn’t wear it either. In fact only about 50% of patients prescribed a CPAP machine will use it successfully. Unfortunately, patients are usually […]



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