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Sinus Surgery Options

Treatment for Sinus Conditions in Annapolis, MD

Get the Sinus Relief You Need from Severn River ENT

Sinus Surgery can be a treatment option for several different sinus conditions. Severn River Ear, Nose and Throat may recommend sinus surgery if:

Acute sinusitis hasn’t responded to other treatments, like antibiotics.

You have a chronic sinus infection, an infection that lasts eight weeks or longer.

You suffer from recurring sinus infections.

Nasal polyps or sinus allergies have caused swelling of the sinuses.


What are the types of Sinus Surgery?

The goal of sinus surgery is to reduce the inflammation of the sinuses to improve drainage and treat sinusitis. Sinus surgery is often performed in addition other sinus treatments including medication and nasal sprays or rinses. Your ENT will discuss necessary care and treatments after sinus surgery.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The narrow sinus passages that need to be treated are usually determined before endoscopic sinus surgery. During the surgery, a small telescope is used to view the nose and sinuses. The sinus channels that are blocked are then enlarged by the removal of obstructive or abnormal sinus tissues. The nasal septum can be straightened as well. With your sinus passages opened, sinus infections are reduced because fluid is able to drain naturally.

Image Guided Endoscopic Surgery

In some cases, the endoscopic sinus surgery may be done using image guidance technology. CT scans are combined with real-time information to help sinus surgeons navigate through the sinus passages. This provides a more precise visual of the surgical procedure and reduces the risk of damaging the eye, brain, or arteries.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Another procedure commonly done to open the nasal passages is Balloon Sinuplasty. During this minimally invasive sinus procedure, the narrowed sinuses are expanded with a balloon. The balloon is first positioned in the blocked sinus passage and then inflated to widen the walls of your sinuses. After the balloon is removed, your sinuses are able to drain and the sinusitis is usually treated successfully.

Learn more about Balloon Sinuplasty»

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Do you have sinusitis symptoms?

Request an appointment with Severn River Ear, Nose and Throat to see if sinus surgery could treat your blocked sinuses.

HEALTH ALERT:  COVID-19 (Novel 2019 Corona virus)

Attention:  Severn River ENT does not have the ability to test for COVID-19.  Please contact your primary care doctor, if you have concerns or questions about being tested.

1)  If you or your loved one is experiencing cough, shortness of breath, fever or other flu-like symptoms, and you already have a scheduled appointment with us, we are asking you to please call us instead of coming into the office. A medical professional will triage you over the phone, and determine the appropriate course of action.

2)  If you are over the age of 60 and/or have underlying medical conditions like diabetes or heart or lung disease, cancer, compromised immunity, we strongly encourage you to consider rescheduling your non-essential appointments for at least 10-12 weeks out.

3)  Please be assured that we are closely following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Maryland guidelines during this evolving COVID-19 crisis, and taking every precaution to protect the health of our patients and staff. 

4)Please go to the following websites for the latest updates:  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://living.aahs.org/news/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
https://www.umms.org/bwmc/patients-visitors/coronavirus

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and remember to wash your hands frequently, and limit your social contacts in these ensuing weeks, as much as possible, in order to slow the spread of the virus in our community.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you,
Dr. Kleiman and the medical team 
Severn River ENT

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