Archive: Sinus

Nose Spray Addiction

An African-American Woman with Sinusitis Problems is Feeling Displeased and Blowing Nose in Napkin During a Walk in City Park During a Summer Day.

  Over-the-counter nose sprays with Afrin can be addictive. They should not be used for more than three days in a month. There are medical and surgical treatments to improve nasal breathing if you have nose spray dependency.

More Comfortable Balloon Sinuplasty in the Office

Experienced Middle Aged Family Doctor Showing Analysis Results on Tablet Computer to Male Patient During Consultation in a Health Clinic. Physician Sitting Behind a Desk in Hospital Office.

Patients are now receiving a sublingual (under the tongue) Dsuvia tablet before balloon sinuplasty procedures. Patients are less sedated and more comfortable. They can tell us about an immediate improvement in their sinus symptoms during the procedure.

Vivaer Radiofrequency Treatment for Nasal Obstruction

Woman experiencing sinus pressure, holding her hand up to her nose.

VivAer® is a technique using topical radio waves to improve nasal breathing. This is performed in the office under local anesthesia. This treats septal swells and nasal valve collapse. If a Breath Right® strip helps you breathe better, then this procedure is likely to help you. Dr. Rosner has performed hundreds of these procedures with […]

Endoscopic Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

What is septoplasty? Septoplasty is a surgery done to straighten or repair the septum of the nose. What is endoscopic septoplasty? Historically, most septoplasties have been performed with an incision in the front of the nose. Tunnels several inches long are often made to expose the deviation of the septum. In endoscopic septoplasty, however, an […]

Image Guidance for Sinus Surgery

Woman experiencing sinus pressure outdoors.

Dr. Rosner uses the Scopus image guidance system for in-office Balloon Sinuplasty. Images on the screen are bigger and clearer than on other systems. Accuracy in navigation is often .3 mm vs. 2 mm on other systems. This makes the in-office procedure safer and quicker.

Balloon Sinuplasty is Comfortable in the Office Setting

A patient visits with a doctor in an office setting.

Most patients undergoing Balloon Sinuplasty choose to have it done with oral sedation in the office. This saves thousands of dollars over having it done with general anesthesia in the hospital. Over 90% of patients feel this is easier than having a dental filling.

Do You Suffer From Sinusitis? Balloon Sinuplasty Can Help

Do you have chronic sinus problems or more than five sinus infections a year? Do you have sinus headaches, facial pressure over the sinuses that disturbs your sleep at night, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through your nose, postnasal drip, or a persistent cough? Have you tried medicines such as antibiotics, steroids, nasal sprays, sinus rinses, […]

Minimally Invasive In-office Nasal Surgery Is Well Received

woman in bed covering face with tissue

Dr. Rosner has performed hundreds of minimally invasive nasal surgeries to repair the deviated nasal septum of patients and to make turbinates smaller. These surgeries can be done in the office or our surgery center. There is typically no packing or splints. This allows for minimal pain and a quick recovery. Turbinates are made smaller […]