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Sinus and Allergy
If you have the symptoms of an allergy or a sinus infection, it can be hard to tell which condition you have. Also, because the conditions are different, they need to be treated differently. You’ll likely benefit from testing with us here at Michigan Nose & Sinus. You may benefit from treatment too. Contact us to learn more about allergies and sinus infections and what we can do to help!
Conditions We Treat
- Sinus disorder
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal bone fracture
- Stuffy nose
- Nasal Polyps
- Loss of smell
- Deviated septum
- Chronic Rhinitis
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils (septum). When the septum is crooked, it’s known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it harder to breathe through your nose and can increase the risk of sinus infections due to poor drainage.
Deviated Septum and Septoplasty
What is a Deviated Nasal Septum?
A deviated septum involves a displacement of the septum, the wall that separates the nostrils, to one side of the nose.
This condition makes one nasal passage smaller than the other, which can affect breathing if the displacement is great enough.
Patients with a severe deviated septum may experience nasal congestion, nosebleeds and frequent or recurring sinus infections because of their uneven nasal passages.
Surgery may be required to correct the displacement. Surgery involves a procedure called a septoplasty to reposition the septum in the center of the nose.
Sinus surgery is used to relieve symptoms associated with:
- Sinusitis and nasal polyps
- Nasal congestion
- Nasal obstruction
- Recurrent or chronic sinus infections
- Nasal tumors
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses. These blockages may cause pain, drainage, recurring infections, impaired breathing or loss of smell.
Endoscopic Sinus urgery involves the insertion of the endoscope, a very thin fiber-optic tube, into the nose for a direct visual examination of the openings into the sinuses. With state of the art endoscopes and instruments, abnormal and obstructive tissues are then removed. In the majority of cases, the surgical procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils, leaving no external scars. There is little swelling and only mild to moderate discomfort.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
The advantage of the procedure is that the surgery is less extensive, there is often less removal of normal tissues, and can be usually performed on an outpatient basis. Nasal irrigation after sinus surgery is important to prevent infection and remove mucus and debris in the sinuses.
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