Nose & Sinus Conditions
Your nose doesn’t just allow you to smell, it also enhances taste. Having a disruption in the normal function of your nose and sinuses can become annoying and impact everyday life.
Allergies can be caused by a wide number of factors and result in itching, sneezing and/or swelling.
Sinusitis is inflammation or infection of the lining of the sinus cavities and may require surgery.
This condition is a misalignment of the bone between each nasal cavity and can cause breathing difficulty.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Sleep apnea affects the way a person breathes while sleeping and is potentially life threatening.
Nasal polyps are benign tumors that grow in the nasal passage and can affect normal function.
Sinus Surgery Options
If sinus pain or sinusitis can’t be treated with medication, the Phoenix Sinus Center may suggest sinus surgery. Surgery might be an appropriate response if:
- Acute sinusitis hasn’t responded to other treatments, like antibiotics.
- You have a chronic sinus infection, an infection that lasts eight weeks or longer.
- You suffer from recurring sinus infections.
- Nasal polyps or sinus allergies have caused swelling of the sinuses.
Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective procedure that allows the surgeon to open inflamed sinuses in a less invasive manner than traditional sinus surgery.
Traditional Sinus Surgery
The goal of sinus surgery is to increase the airflow of the inflamed or blocked airways by enlarging the sinuses. This will allow airways to drain more effectively.
PROPEL Sinus Stent
Clinically proven to improve the results of sinus surgery, the PROPEL Sinus Stent keeps the sinuses open after surgery and delivers anti-inflammatory medicine directly to the sinuses.