NOSE

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are sac-like growths of inflamed tissue lining the nose (nasal mucosa) or sinuses.  Nasal polyps typically start near the ethmoid sinuses (located at the top of the inside of the nose) and grow into the open spaces.  Large polyps can block the sinuses or nasal cavities.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage.  When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

Nasal Obstruction / Septoplasty

NASAL SEPTUM DEVIATION

Nasal septum deviation is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.  It is most frequently caused by impact trauma, such as by a blow to the face. It can also be a congenital disorder, caused by compression of the nose during childbirth.  This condition can result in poor drainage of the sinuses.  When a deviated septum is severe, it can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow.  Patients can also complain of difficulty breathing, headaches, bloody noses, or of sleeping disorders, such as snoring or sleep apnea.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to restore sinus ventilation and normal function.  The most suitable candidates for this procedure have recurrent acute or chronic infective sinusitis, and an improvement in symptoms of up to 90 percent may be expected following the procedure.

Nasal Allergy

An allergy is an exaggerated response to substances that, in most individuals, cause no difficulty.  Allergy is a name given to the way your body reacts when it mistakes ordinarily harmless substances (like grass, tree or weed pollen) for something harmful.

Pediatric Nasal Allergy

Allergic rhinitis is an extremely common childhood problem. Nasal allergy also seems to be highly correlated with recurring sinus infection, otitis media (ear infections), asthma, and possibly facial growth abnormalities.

Nosebleeds

The nose is an area of the body that contains many tiny blood vessels or arterioles that can break easily.  One of every seven people will develop a nosebleed some time in their lifetime. Nosebleeds can occur at any age, but are most common in children aged 2-10 years and adults aged 50-80 years.  Nosebleeds are divided into two types, depending on whether the bleeding is coming from the front or back of the nose.