Stop suffering with Sinus Pain
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 11.7 million physician visits in 2015 due to chronic sinusitis; they found that annually an estimated 28.5 million Americans are affected by sinusitis1. A sinus infection can affect the daily routine of an individual. It is typically the result of increased nasal congestion and becomes the breeding ground for bacteria. Symptoms can include fever, bad breath, nasal discharge, nasal congestion, facial pain and toothache. It is important, however, to remember that every patient is different. In certain cases, where sinus infections do not exhibit the typical symptoms, seeing a physician is essential to get a proper diagnosis. There are many options to choose from in order to recover from a sinus infection – not all options provide an instant solution but that does not mean that they may not be beneficial in helping to make a recovery from a sinus infection. At Sinus Center MD, each patient receives treatment that is directed to his or her symptoms and diagnosis. Below is a description of each procedure performed by Dr. Felipe J. Martinez
Sinus Services Provided:
Balloon Sinuplasty: A convenient and effective in-office procedure used to gently reshape the sinus anatomy. It involves gently inflating a small balloon catheter in the nasal cavity to open the sinuses and allow proper drainage to be restored. This procedure is minimally invasive with a short recovery time.
Ethmoidectomy: A removal of infected tissue and bone in the ethmoid sinuses. These sinuses are located between the eyes and the bridge of the nose. They are the key to treating most sinus infections due to the fact that all of the sinuses drain through them, if blocked it can cause an infection and spread throughout all the sinuses.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): Opens the sinus cavities through the use of an endoscope that enters the sinus cavities through their natural opening. It is performed on an outpatient basis.
Nasal Endoscopy: Used to examine the interior of the patient’s nasal passage openings by collecting images of a patient's sinus and nasal cavities. A small endoscope consisting of thin, flexible tubing is inserted into the nasal cavity and connected to a light source and video camera.
Septoplasty: A procedure used to help relieve nasal obstruction from a deviated septum to restore proper air flow through the nose and sinuses.
Submucous Resection of Turbinates: Shrinks the size of the turbinates (made of bone and soft tissue) in the case that they are blocking nasal airflow.