For revision cases when the anatomy of the sinuses is distorted by previous surgery, severe polyposis or sinonasal malignancies, our sinus surgeons use an image-guided system (IGS), which correlates the patient’s anatomy with preoperative CT scan images during surgery.
Sinus surgery is an option for patients who have frequent short-term sinus infections or chronic sinusitis but find little relief with nonsurgical treatments. Sinus surgery involves widening the passageways that connect the sinuses to the nose. The goal of sinus surgery is to reduce the number and severity of sinus infections and make them easier ... Read More »
Why is septoplasty performed? Septoplasty is performed when blockage in breathing through the nose is related to septal deviation or septal spurs. In septal deviation, the septum is positioned toward one side of the nose. A septal spur is a thickening or bowing of the area where septum cartilage meets the bone, or where trauma ... Read More »
Our sinus surgeons, in cooperation with oculoplastic surgeons, can provide endoscopic orbital decompression for thyroid-related exophthalmos (Graves' orbitopathy) or for proptosis (protruding eye) related to orbital tumors.
This is an endoscopic procedure, which treats epiphora (tearing eye) without cuts to the face. When part of the lacrimal system is blocked, this procedure is used to restore the flow of the tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac. During the procedure, a new drainage pathway is created inside the nose so the ... Read More »
The Lothrop procedure is a highly subspecialized, complex surgery reserved for the most severe cases of chronic rhinosinusitis affecting the frontal sinuses. This procedure involves endoscopic drilling through the bone that separates the frontal sinuses creating a large opening between frontal sinuses and the nasal cavity. This surgery is reserved for severe recalcitrant chronic sinusitis ... Read More »
Our sinus and skull base surgeons perform the endoscopic removal of nasal and anterior skull base tumors, working closely with our neurosurgeons in the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Center. The removal of tumors through the nose using an endoscope can result in less hospital time and less post-operative pain for patients.
In the event of a CSF leak, our surgeons can repair the leak in the tissue without any incisions to the face by performing the procedure endoscopically.
For selected patients with primary or recurrent sinonasal polyps, we offer in-office polypectomy. A small disposable microdebrider/shaver (PolypVac) is used after topical/local anesthesia is applied for in-office removal of the polyps.
We offer balloon sinuplasty in an office setting using local anesthesia for select patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms. In this procedure, a balloon is used to open the sinuses. The sinuses are cleared with a saline solution. This procedure is minimally invasive and is performed through the nose, removing the need for a patient ... Read More »