Sinus Disorder & Disease
The physicians at Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat use state of the art image guided equipment when performing surgery on the sinus. This technology allows surgeons to navigate their way through complex sinus passages and provide surgical relief more precisely. The surgical precision of the image guidance system means that less tissue is damaged, so recovery is faster and there is less discomfort than in surgeries that previously required open incisions.
Symptoms of Sinus Problems
- Nasal congestion
- Fullness in the ears
- Facial pain
- Trouble tasting food
- Frequent headaches
- Green, yellow, or bloody nasal drainage
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery - also called endoscopy or sinoscopy - is a procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses (the spaces filled with air in some of the bones of the skull). This surgery does not involve cutting through the skin, as it is performed entirely through the nostrils.
Endoscopic sinus surgery should be considered if medication treatment fails or if there is nasal or sinus obstruction that cannot be corrected with medication.
Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure
This is a minimally invasive surgical technique, available for the less severe disease of the sinuses. Learn more about this treatment option at balloonsinuplasty.com.