Sinusitis can be acute and short-lasting or a chronic recurring problem but either way it can debilitate our lives. Our sense of smell helps us enjoy life — we can take in the aromas of our favorite foods and environments — but it’s also a warning system, alerting us to danger signals such as gas leaks, spoiled food and smoke or fire.
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If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis and have exhausted your treatment options, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty. This minimally invasive surgical solution is a safe and effective method of enlarging your sinus passages for easier breathing and a drastic reduction in sinusitis symptoms. Chronic sinusitis is a widespread condition affecting 37 million…Read More
When the bone and cartilage dividing your nasal cavity is off center or crooked, the condition is referred to as a deviated septum. If the deviation is serious enough, it can cause breathing difficulties and chronic sinus conditions that require treatment. Causes Most often, a deviated septum is a condition that occurs during birth or…Read More
If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis and have exhausted all medical treatment options, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This involves using an endoscope – a tube with a tiny camera attached – to guide a surgeon in removing extraneous tissue to open up the nasal passages.…Read More
Hay fever is the common term for allergic rhinitis, a condition in which your nasal passages become swollen and inflamed, producing cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold, however, hay fever is caused by an allergic response to an indoor or outdoor substance such as pollen, mold, or animal dander. Symptoms Hay fever is a bit of…Read More
Loss of smell, known medically as anosmia, is an inability to perceive odors. It can be partial or complete and, while rarely the symptom of a serious condition, can still cause misery for those suffering from its effects. It is usually temporary, the result of a cold or upper respiratory infection, but in some cases…Read More
We offer premier nasal and sinus surgical treatment options for conditions that either require surgery or aren’t responding to other medical or procedural treatment plans. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. In some cases, though, our physicians may recommend surgical solutions. Whether or not you’ll require surgery depends entirely on…Read More
Causes Commonly referred to as a broken nose, a nasal fracture is a break or crack in the bone in your nose. Contact with a fixed object, such as a door or wall can cause a break. Contact sports (like hockey and football) and motor vehicle accidents are common causes of a broken nose. Symptoms…Read More
Though common and sometimes frightening, nosebleeds are rarely anything more than a nuisance. They are usually the result of minor irritations in the nasal passages, and most common in children younger than 10, or adults older than 50. Causes When the membranes lining the inside of the nose dry out and become irritated, the blood…Read More
A congested, stuffy nose is a nuisance that can affect your child’s ability to smell, taste and breathe. It is one of the most common complaints, especially when it persists or is accompanied by nasal discharge. Causes Congestion occurs when nasal tissues and blood vessels become swollen and inflamed. It has little to do with…Read More
Sinusitis is inflammation and swelling of the tissues that line the sinuses. This interferes with normal mucus drainage, leading to breathing difficulties, pain and pressure. When the condition persists for 12 weeks or longer, it is considered chronic. Causes & Symptoms Sinusitis is the number one reported chronic condition in the United States, affecting an…Read More
What is SINUVA? SINUVA is a sinus implant that treats nasal polyps without surgery. During a routine office visit, Dr. Charous will use topical and/or local anesthesia to numb the patient’s nose and sinuses. SINUVA is then placed in the sinus cavity through the nasal opening. How SINUVA works Its innovative design provides a 2-in-1…Read More