Our practice includes general ear, nose, and throat, head and neck diseases and surgeries, cosmetic surgery, robotic procedures, in-office balloon sinuplasty, allergy treatment, and hearing solutions. We concentrate our training and experience in these areas to provide the best possible medical care for our patients.
The adenoids are removed due to chronic infection. Adenoidectomy is commonly done in conjunction with Myringotomy Tube placement and tonsillectomy, and is done as an outpatient procedure.
Allergy Tests and Shots
Allergy is diagnosed by history and physical examination and confirmed by allergy testing. We do this allergy testing by skin testing on the arms or by tests done on blood drawn from your arm. Inhalant allergies can cause multiple symptoms but will mainly affect the respiratory system. Persistent and recurrent “colds”. “hay fever”, and “sinus” are examples of allergic symptoms. Any substance that can be inhaled or absorbed into the body may provoke allergic reactions. The most common inhalant allergens that trigger symptoms are pollens, molds and environmental agents such as animal dander and dust mites.
Allergy treatment is based on avoidance of offending allergens through environmental control, medications to control symptoms, and immunotherapy (allergy shots). If immunotherapy is recommended, a solution is mixed specifically for you based on your allergy testing results and will be administered in your arm. The need for allergy medication may decrease or disappear as immunotherapy is advanced. Allergy injections are usually given three to five years, but some patients require immunotherapy indefinitely
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
This is a way of doing sinus surgery using telescopes to aid the visualization of the sinuses. This makes sinus surgery safer, more precise, and less invasive. Sinus surgery is indicated for patients with chronic sinus infection that has not responded to intensive antibiotic therapy. This is generally done as outpatient surgery, and the patient may return to work after four or five days.
Rhinoplasty is the surgical re-shaping of the nasal bones and cartilage to achieve an improvement in external appearance. It may be performed in conjunction with other nasal procedures including septoplasty to improve the nasal air passages.
Also called nasoseptal reconstruction. This is a procedure to straighten the nasal septum (the midline partition of the nose) in patients who are having chronic nasal congestion due to a deviated septum. The procedure is done in the operating room with the patient asleep, and generally does not cause any bruising, or change the appearance of the nose. The patient can return to work in four or five days.
Injection snoreplasty is a nonsurgical treatment for snoring that involves the injection of a hardening agent into the upper palate. Injection snoreplasty is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. After numbing the upper palate with topical anesthetic, a hardening agent is injected just under the skin on the top of the mouth in front of the uvula (upper palate), creating a small blister. Within a couple of days the blister hardens, forms scar tissue, and pulls the floppy uvula forward to eliminate or reduce the palatal flutter that causes snoring.