a person’s sinus disease and nasal obstruction may not respond
to medical treatment and surgery will be recommended.
surgery has evolved significantly over the past 30 years. Surgery
was initially performed thru open incisions in the face or under
the lips. For the past 25 years sinus surgery has been predominantly
performed using small telescopes called endoscopes, which are
placed in the nose. Powered equipment is now available to open
the blocked sinus openings and remove polyps. Sinus surgery can
now be done less traumatically with decreased bleeding and operative
newest addition to the sinus surgery armamentaria is Balloon Sinuplasty.
This minimally invasive procedure involves placement of a lighted
wire into the blocked sinus and then threading a balloon over
the wire across the sinus opening. The balloon is inflated dilating
the sinus opening in a very atraumatic way.
Sinuplasty has recently been shown to improve chronic sinusitis
outcomes in children as composed to adenoidectomy alone.
Lee and Dr. Jordan have extensive experience in all surgical and
non-surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis.