About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in America. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of Otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through, and the appearance of, the nose are also part of Otolaryngologists’ expertise. Nobody in the region has more training and experience in sinus surgery or nasal surgery.
Although most children have nose bleeds and occasional allergies and sinus infection, sometimes tumors of the nose and sinus present with similar symptoms. It is a good idea for a child with continuous sinus problems or nose bleeds to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon to be sure it is not a tumor or other treatable condition.
When a pattern of frequent infections suggests an immunodeficiency, the doctor begins by exploring the patient and family history, and then conducts a physical examination. Read More >
Sometimes the signs and symptoms of primary immunodeficiency (PI) are so severe, or so characteristic, that the diagnosis is obvious. In most cases, it is not clear if a long string of illnesses are just “ordinary” infections, or if they are the result of an immunodeficiency. Read More >
You can reduce the risk of sinus infections for your child by reducing exposure to known environmental allergies and pollutants such as tobacco smoke, reducing his/her time at day care, and treating stomach acid reflux disease. Read More >
Surgery is considered for the small percentage of children with severe or persistent sinusitis symptoms despite medical and allergy therapy. Using an instrument called an endoscope, the ENT surgeon opens the natural drainage pathways of your child’s sinuses and makes the narrow passages wider. Read More >