Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
Sun City West: (623) 975-1660
Sun City:  (623) 972-2951

By Arizona ENT
June 03, 2019
Category: ENT Care
Tags: Sinus Surgery  

Your sinuses help you breathe by providing moisture and filtration for your airway. However, these useful air-filled spaces in the skull may, sinusitisunfortunately, become blocked and diseased, causing repeated infections and discomfort. At Arizona ENT in both Sun City and Sun City West, your team of board-certified otolaryngologists—Drs. Bassett, Hoffman, and Borgesen—listen carefully to sinus symptoms and use modern diagnostic techniques to determine if sinus surgery is warranted. Learn more here!

 

Symptoms of chronic sinus problems

You'd like to breathe better and have fewer headaches. Sinus infections (sinusitis) happen more frequently now, and you produce a lot of thick, green mucus. Does this sound like you? If so, you may be thinking, "what could help me feel better?"

At Arizona ENT in Sun City and Sun City West, your ear, nose, and throat physicians see many patients who ultimately require sinus surgery. Performed via endoscope using traditional techniques, or even handheld lasers, sinus surgeries remove bone, compress thick sinus tissue (nasal turbinates), and eliminate benign polyps.

Signs which tell your physician you need sinus surgery are:

  • Endoscopic and CT scan evidence that the sinuses are blocked with excessive tissue or a deviated septum
  • Repeated sinus infections
  • Recurring headaches
  • Changes in vocal quality
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Constant feeling of pressure across the forehead or cheeks
  • Copious mucous production (thick and green)

 

Your treatment plan

The University of Michigan Health Systems maintains that proper evaluation and discussion of symptoms are key to determining candidacy for sinus surgery of any kind. Additionally, your doctor at Arizona ENT will want you to try some less invasive therapies first, before even considering surgery.

So, your customized treatment plan could include:

  • Nasal irrigation with a Neti pot and sterile or distilled water
  • Steroidal nasal sprays to reduce swelling
  • Allergy testing and treatment
  • Antibiotics

Rest assured that your ENT doctor will follow your symptoms meticulously and arrive at the best long term solution to keep those sinus passages as clear as possible.

 

Find out more

Don't suffer with sinus symptoms—trust in the care and expertise at Arizona ENT. We have offices in Sun City and Sun City West, one on West Meeker Boulevard and one on West Thunderbird Boulevard, both reachable at (623) 975-1660.

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