Patients with recurrent sinus infections, stuffy nose, facial pain and pressure and particularly pain above and around the eye, may have more than just a simple sinus infection. Their symptoms may be caused by an anatomical obstruction of the sinuses and nasal passages.
If your sinus condition does not respond to your doctor’s care or of antibiotics and other treatments only provide temporary relief, you may have a sinus condition that is easily fixable through medical interventions and in some cases minor surgical interventions. Our doctors will be able to see into those areas of your nose and sinus that are causing you difficulty. Once the problem is identified, treatment plans can be developed.
Many patients in this part of the country suffer with sinus problems. Acute sinusitis symptoms are associated with facial pain or pressure, headache, nasal discharge, and post nasal drip. This condition is often associated with a particular bacterium which can be cultured from the nasal cavity in our office to ensure you are on the proper antibiotic. Chronic sinusitis refers to patients who have a longstanding persistent infection resistant to many courses of antibiotics. These patients need to be evaluated with a CT scan of the sinuses in many instances. Treatments range from long-term medical treatments to surgery. Evaluating for allergy can also be very helpful in managing patients with chronic sinusitis.
The doctors at WNY ENT are well-versed on all the latest technologies and medical devices to treat your sinus conditions in a safe and most effective way. This would include:
- CT navigation for complex cases
- Steroid implants to be placed at the time of your procedure to improve outcomes and healing
- In office minimally invasive procedure
For sinus conditions, we offer in-office minimally invasive procedures such as:
- Balloon Sinuplasty: certain patients who have minimal sinus disease but narrowing of the sinus drainage passages are candidates for in- office ballooning of the sinuses. This is performed using local anesthesia and pre procedure pain medication given orally. This prevents the need for general anesthesia, blood work and excessive cost associated with outpatient surgery. While not all patients are candidates for this procedure, this is an option for many patients. This also allows for quick return to work or other activities.
- VivAer for treatment of nasal airway obstruction – Learn More
- RhinAer for treatment of chronic runny nose – Learn More
- Clarifix for treatment of chronic runny nose – Learn More
- Latera Implant for treatment of nasal airway obstruction – Learn More