Sinus Specialist in New York City
Over 25 Years of Experience in Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
Are you a Candidate for Sinus Surgery near NYC?
- Do you have trouble breathing through your nose?
- Do you have consistent headaches?
- Do you have repeated sinus infections?
If you answered yes to any of these questions we can help.
In-Office sinus surgery is a minimally invasive option that is performed by Dr. Silvers right here at our Manhattan office. The goal of office sinus surgery is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes a small balloon placed in key locations within the nose, which is then dilated to expand the sinus pathways.
The balloon is removed immediately and does NOT stay within the sinus like a stent. It's proven to be an effective and lasting option for New York City patients whose symptoms are not resolved with medication. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia where the inside of the nose is numbed with a spray and small injection. This allows the patient to sit comfortably and wide awake during the entire process.
The average pain felt by patients is minimal and only require Tylenol if they experience discomfort.
If your sinus symptoms persist despite medication, sinus surgery may be an option. The goal of surgery is to enlarge the inflamed or blocked sinus airways in order to increase airflow and reduce the potential for infection. Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgeons look inside the sinuses through the nasal opening using a small instrument, called an endoscope. They enlarge the sinuses by removing inflamed bone and tissue that block the airflow and passages. This permits the sinuses to drain more naturally, prevents the accumulation of pus and mucus, and reduces infection.
While surgery provides benefit to many patients, inflammation and scarring can take place, diminishing the impact of surgery or causing symptoms to return.
The PROPEL® sinus stent is clinically proven to improve the results of sinus surgery. The PROPEL stent is placed at the time of surgery and delivers anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinuses. This reduces the need for additional post-operative surgeries and oral steroids.1
Please click the PROPEL sinus stent link in the navigation menu to learn more.
Healthy sinuses with normal drainage
Chronic sinusitis blocks the drainage
Sinus surgery restores the natural drainage
1. Kennedy DW, Wright ED, Goldberg AN. Objective and subjective outcomes in surgery for chronic sinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2000; 110(3):29-31.
The PROPEL sinus implants are intended for use following sinus surgery to maintain the sinus openings and to locally deliver a drug to the sinuses: PROPEL for use in the ethmoid sinus, PROPEL Mini for use in the ethmoid sinus and frontal sinus opening and PROPEL Contour for use in the frontal and maxillary sinus openings. The products are intended for use in patients ≥18 years of age. These products are not intended for people who are allergic to the drug (mometasone furoate) or to certain polymers. Safety and effectiveness of the implant in pregnant or nursing females have not been studied. Risks may include, but are not limited to, pain/pressure, movement of the implant (within or out of the sinus), possible side effects of the drug, infection, and nose bleed. For more information on the risks and benefits of PROPEL sinus implants, please talk to your doctor. The FDA approved labeling can be found at www.IntersectENT.com. Rx only.
INTERSECT ENT and PROPEL are registered trademarks of Intersect ENT, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Contact NYC Sinus Surgery Expert Dr. Stacey Silvers today by calling (212) 213-3339.