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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.

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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.

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