Welcome to the Riverview Sinus Center! Our board certified surgeons perform a number of minimally invasive ENT procedures for patients suffering from sinusitis and other chronic nasal conditions. Learn more about our procedures below and reach out to us today to set up your appointment – 651.493.8501.
Sinus Treatments We Provide
One of the most effective methods for treating sinusitis. This procedure is less invasive and gentler than traditional sinus surgery as it eliminates the need to cut or remove bone and tissue.
Nasal Airway Obstruction
The three main causes of nasal airway blockage are deviated septum, enlarged turbinates and nasal valve collapse. There are numerous treatment options available for patients with these conditions.
Balloon Sinuplasty Explained
Balloon Sinuplasty is a fantastic treatment option for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis. During a Balloon Sinuplasty, the surgeon uses a small flexible wire with a balloon to open up blocked sinus passageways and restore proper drainage.
Benefits of In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty:
- Fast Recovery. The outpatient procedure takes roughly 1 hour and only requires about 2 days of recovery.
- Minimally Invasive. This procedure is much less invasive than traditional sinus surgery.
- Less Pain. Patients experience much lower pain levels compared to traditional procedures.
If you are dealing with any of the symptoms of sinusitis, contact Riverview today to see if you are a good candidate for the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
Nasal Airway Obstruction
The three main causes of nasal airway blockage are deviated septum, enlarged turbinates and nasal valve collapse. Any one of these anatomical abnormalities can cause nasal congestion or stuffiness, trouble sleeping or snoring, excessive runny nose, trouble breathing through your nose or difficulty getting enough air through your nose during exercise or exertion.
At Riverview Sinus Center, the procedure can often times be completed in less than 10 minutes using a cutting-edge technology, with little to no bleeding, and totally eliminate the need for nasal packing.
Traditionally, septoplasty is an operation which averages about one to one and a half hours, depending on the deviation. It can be done with a local or a general anesthetic, and is usually done on an outpatient basis. After the surgery, nasal packing is inserted to prevent excessive postoperative bleeding. During the surgery, badly deviated portions of the septum may be removed entirely, or they may be readjusted and reinserted into the nose.
At Riverview Sinus Center, we offer a new minimally invasive technique that can be completed in less than 5 minutes, with little to no bleeding.
Enlarged turbinates are traditionally treated by Submucosal resection or cautery, Coblation, Laser and other methods of heating the turbinate or removing tissue, and is recommended for patients who have failed medical management of allergies or chronic sinusitis.