NOSE AND SINUSES

In the past, many patients have chosen not to have sinus surgery due to fears about pain, the recovery period, and other concerns raised by those that have had the traditional sinus surgery in the operating room under general anesthesia.  Recent advancements in balloon sinus dilation technology have allowed treatment in the office as an option for some patients.  At Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists,  we have have offered this option to select patients over the past 3 years.  

 

The technique of balloon sinus dilation has been very successful and safe, with over 300,000 patients, 90,000 sinuses, and over 40,000 in-office patients having been treated across the country.  Many patients have the procedure performed and return to normal activities the following day with minimal discomfort.  In a recently published study, 90% of patients treated said they would recommend it to friends and family.  For more information, please contact our office to schedule a consultation (828) 627-1234.  Please remember that not all patients are candidates for this procedure and this may only be decided by one of our physicians after thorough evaluation of the clinical condition.

OUR PRACTICE HAS GREATER THAN 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH BALLOON SINUS DILATION PROCEDURES, INCLUDING BALLOON DILATION PERFORMED IN OUR OFFICE WITHOUT GENERAL ANESTHESIA (IN SELECT PATIENTS)

 

NASAL IRRIGATION

Nasal irrigator device

Nasal saline irrigation in treatment of sinusitis

Neil Med saline irrigation instructional video

Regular cleaning and sterilization of nasal rinse devices is critical to prevent contamination.

- There are a variety of nasal saline delivery devices and irrigation devices available.  Western Caroilna Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists does not sell these devices or promote any particular device. They are available at your local pharmacy or order online.