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When Sinus Problems won’t go away…

By: Dr. Ryan Kauffman

Millions of children and adults all over the world go months and even years with ongoing sinus problems. They are more than likely suffering from sinusitis – a condition caused by viral, bacterial, and sometimes mucus-induced infection. What truly distinguishes this condition from other nasal problems is its inflammatory factor. Facial pressure, headaches and even coughs are all products of sinusitis. One of the major differences between acute and chronic sinusitis is the possible need for a surgical procedure such as a Balloon Sinuplasty.

A Balloon Sinuplasty is an in-office procedure that is less invasive and clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. It uses a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways. This restructures and widens the walls of the passageways while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. If you think you are a candidate for this procedure, click here to take a test. Watch the video below as it walks you through the procedure step by step.

If you or a loved one are suffering from persistent sinus infections, I or another physician will sit down with you and determine the best possible method of treatment. Our consistent goal is to help those suffering with sinusitis – making it easier to breathe again and providing a better quality of life. Click here to read all about our sinus surgery procedures or here to read about other nose and sinus conditions.

Northwest ENT is abiding closely by CDC guidelines in reference to the Coronavirus. Currently, we have taken precautionary steps to remain open. We are open for normal hours and available for your needs.

To help us protect you, other patients and our staff, if you have a fever, new shortness of breath, dry cough or feel sick, please call to reschedule your appointment. Northwest ENT & Allergy Center is now offering telemedicine appointments for all patients to help diagnose and treat you and your loved ones from the safety and convenience of your own home.

Thank you so much for understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing your care.

Please call 770-427-0368 for additional information.