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Sinuses Surgery in Houston

Author: Steve Cooper
by Steve Cooper
Posted: Mar 28, 2017

After years of suffering from sinusitis or other sinus related complications, a patient may request a more permanent treatment for a lasting relief. Surgery may be recommended by a sinus surgeon as the most effective way to achieve that goal.

Before going into the details of sinus surgery options, I would like to give a short introduction of what the sinus cavities are. There are 8 sinus cavities located in the skull; 2 maxillary sinuses on the cheekbones, 2 frontal sinuses on the forehead, 2 ethmoid sinuses between the eyes and 2 sphenoid sinuses in the bones behind the nose. These sinus cavities are lined with a soft tissue called mucosa and is usually filled with very little mucus. Of course, in order for the mucosa not to overfill and cause pain and/or discomfort, there should be proper drainage. The ostium is a narrow opening in each sinus where mucus is drained from. If that is blocked, mucus will build up.

There are several reasons to why sinus problems occur. One of the obvious reasons is the blockage of sinus openings which can be caused by a number of reasons, the most common one being bacteria trapped inside after a virus or a cold. Allergies and smoking can also cause a blockage in the sinus openings. Another major reason causing sinus problems is caused by anatomic abnormalities such as a deviated septum, polyps, an extra sinus cavity or long and narrow sinus passage ways.

Everything mentioned above can be solved with a surgery done by one of our experienced Sinus Surgeons in our ENTAC clinic in Houston. Sinus surgery has evolved greatly over the years. The procedures that once called for incisions and caused pain and long recovery periods, have now been replaced with endoscopic surgeries, which are performed through the nose without any incisions, with very little pain and much shorter recovery periods. The main purpose of performing an endoscopic surgery is to improve sinus drainage by enlarging the narrow openings thus diminishing the recurrent or constant pain caused by improper or blocked drainage. Furthermore, if you suffer from a deviated septum the surgery can also straighten that. After being properly diagnosed by one of our specialists, they will discuss your options with you.

To get a professional diagnosis by one of our experienced sinus surgeons and to seek proper treatment schedule an appointment with ENTAC Houston, TX by contacting us at 713-621-2556
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