Surgery may be the recommended course of treatment when medications and other non-surgical treatments are deemed not effective in treating recurrent or chronic sinusitis. Should surgery be needed, having it performed in an outpatient facility like Ohio Surgery Center offers numerous advantages over having the procedures performed in an inpatient setting.
Surgical options may include:
- Revision Sinus Surgery for patients who have had less than ideal results from previous surgery
- Adenoidectomy (or less commonly, sinus surgery) for children with nasal and sinus problems.
- Turbinate Reduction Surgery
- Removal of Nasal Polyps
- Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
- Reconstruction of Previous Nasal Trauma
- Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery-with image guidance
- Balloon Sinus Surgery
Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become inflamed or infected. The lining of the sinuses can swell, which can block the channels that drain the sinuses and cause mucus and pus to fill up the nose and sinus cavities. Acute sinusitis is when symptoms like cloudy or colored drainage from the nose last up to four weeks. Recurring acute sinusitis that stop or won’t respond to antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamines may require surgery to enlarge the openings that drain sinuses.
Sleep and Snoring
Almost half of adults experience occasional snoring and about a quarter are habitual snorers. Problematic snoring is more frequent in men, especially those who are overweight, and it can worsen with age. Snoring occurs because there is an obstruction to the air flow at the back of the mouth and nose, and it can deprive snorers of sufficient rest. It may also be a sign of sleep apnea, which is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing that last more than 10 seconds at a time because of a narrowing or collapsing of the upper airway.