Sinus infections are pure and utter misery. You may be missing work frequently, or perhaps you aren’t able to participate in as many activities with your family because you feel so bad. In the meantime, you become the person in the room who is sniffling all the time, and your friends and family see you as the one who is “always sick.”
What if your problem isn’t a sinus infection, but you still feel awful? You may suffer from nasal polyps — noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. While nasal polyps are painless, they can eventually make it difficult to breathe.
Or, perhaps you have serious nasal deformities, such as a deviated septum? A deviated septum is a condition in which the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half are off center, which makes breathing difficult.
Whatever your nasal or sinus issues, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists at Columbus Otolaryngology Clinic can help. We have decades of experience treating people with a wide variety of nasal and sinus problems. In some cases, all you need is the right oral medication, and you will be feeling better in no time. In other cases, nasal spray is the right choice. And sometimes, you need surgery to correct deformities or make it easier to breathe.
If you have experienced recurrent sinus infections that do not respond to medication, balloon sinuplasty may be the right choice for you. During the procedure, a doctor inserts a wire catheter with a balloon into your nostril and inflates the balloon, gently opening and widening the sinus passageway. Then, they deflate the balloon and remove it, leaving open sinuses. Patients prefer this type of treatment because it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cutting.
For more information about nasal or sinus treatment at Columbus Otolaryngology Clinic, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 402-562-4720.