Bridging the gap between standard medical therapy with pills and nasal sprays and conventional surgical procedures performed in an operating room setting, We are able to offer a range of office-based treatments designed to address common nasal and sinus complaints.
VIVAER® NASAL PROCEDURE
What is nasal obstruction?
Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue.
Nasal obstruction is often caused by anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy”. Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.
Common symptoms of nasal obstruction:
Lasting relief is possible without surgery.
Lasting Relief: 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.1
Non-invasive solution: Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in our office.
Live better: Clinically shown to significantly improve quality of life and provide long-lasting relief.1
Breathe better. Live better.
1 Data on file. Aerin Medical TR680-01.
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What is chronic rhinitis?
Chronic rhinitis results in a persistently runny nose and often postnasal drip, congestion, coughing, itching, and sneezing. While some symptoms may be related to allergies, symptoms from chronic rhinitis may occur all year. This challenging condition can negatively impact your life in countless ways. And trying to find an effective treatment can be frustrating. Like many, you may manage your symptoms using medications and sprays. Unfortunately, these treatments only provide temporary relief. It’s only when the root cause of your rhinitis is addressed that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.
Symptoms of chronic rhinitis include:
Lasting relief is possible without surgery.
1 Data on file. Aerin Medical Report TR898 & DCO#896
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Turbinate reduction is intended to improve nasal breathing, decrease nasal stuffiness, decrease the impact of allergies on nasal breathing, and reduce snoring. The turbinates may be surgically reduced, cauterized, or frozen to make them smaller and less prone to swelling and obstruction. Similar to liposuction on the belly, SUBMUCOSAL REDUCTION decreases the size of the turbinates while preserving the warming and humidification function of these structures, thus improving airflow with minimal disruption of normal function.
Patients with recurrent acute sinus infections, sinus pressure and/or weather-related sinus headaches due to small sinus openings often benefit from enlargement of these openings. BALLOON SINUPLASTY™ technology utilizes a soft flexible illuminated wire guide to navigate the nasal and sinus passages. A small balloon catheter is passed over the wire and used to dilate blocked sinus openings without tissue or bone removal. We have been at the forefront of this technology since its introduction in 2006.
We are pleased to be able to offer in-office balloon catheter dilation (Sinuplasty™) of the sinuses under local anesthesia. For properly selected patients with chronic sinus pain, weather-related sinus pressure and recurring sinus infections, this in-office procedure has the potential to provide dramatic improvement with minimal risk, minimal discomfort and rapid recovery.
TOPICAL SINUS THERAPY
Topical sinus therapy involves the use of compounded medicated nasals sprays and irrigations and affords us the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions that are not resolved through surgery alone, delivering medications directly to the sinus cavities. These sprays and irrigations are well-tolerated, effective, and can be customized for the individual patient and condition.
IN-OFFICE NASAL POLYPECTOMY
Nasal polyps are benign growths that form within the nose and sinuses. They can block the nasal passages, preventing normal airflow and sinus drainage, leading to difficulties breathing, smelling, and sleeping. Up to 12 million people in the United States suffer from nasal polyps. Their exact cause is unknown, but they result from inflammation and are often associated with infection, asthma, allergies, aspirin sensitivity, or a hyperactive immune system.
While surgery is not a cure for polyps, and further medical therapy is routine, surgery is often necessary to remove the bulk of polyps within the nose and sinuses. There are some patients whose polyps are limited to the nasal passages or whose polyps are small and can be removed in the office setting under local anesthesia. The procedure is relatively pain-free, causes minimal bleeding and usually takes less than 45 minutes. Patients are generally able to breathe freely after this procedure and there is little or no delay in returning to normal activities.
PROPEL SINUVA™ IMPLANT
Local delivery of medications to the sinuses has revolutionized the treatment of chronic sinusitis with polyp formation. Small dissolving implants placed within the sinuses can deliver anti-inflammatory medication continuously over several months, reducing the inflammation that leads to polyp formation.
When placed in the sinuses, the PROPEL SINUVA™ steroid-releasing implant decreases tissue inflammation and can cause polyps to shrink significantly, restoring airflow. The use of these implants can reduce the need for additional surgical procedures and reduce the need for oral steroids. The spring-like PROPEL™ implant is placed within the sinus space under local anesthesia and then dissolves without the need for removal. Placement of the PROPEL™ implant in the office 2 or 3 times a year may become an alternative to preventive therapy with a steroid nasal spray.