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Ear, Nose, & Throat

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergy and Sinus Conditions

If you experience the sneezing, congestion and pressure, the postnasal drip or recurring sinus infections that can make life miserable for so many Houstonians in southeast Texas, relief is now close by. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center offers innovative solutions for patients with diseases and ailments of the nose and sinuses. The ear, nose and throat specialists on staff at The Woodlands employ specialized imaging and laboratory services onsite to provide you with the latest in comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of your allergy and sinus conditions.

Advances in treatments and drug interventions are available for a broad array of sinus and allergy disorders, including:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Nasal and sinus polyps
  • Sinonasal tumors
  • Nasal deformities
  • Allergic rhinitis (including fungal rhinosinusitis)
  • Drug-resistant bacterial rhinosinusitis
  • Inflammatory disease of the nose and sinuses

Multidisciplinary Expertise

Often, sinus and allergy ailments are connected to multiple health issues.  That’s why we do more than treat your symptoms — we identify the underlying condition that’s causing them. Our comprehensive program offers you the benefits of multidisciplinary expertise to diagnose and treat your condition, thoroughly and accurately.

Multidisciplinary services include:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Infectious disease
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

For many patients, the optimum treatment involves surgery. In the past, surgical options were painful and required extensive recuperation and recovery time. Now, new minimally invasive surgical procedures involve far less trauma, which shortens your recovery time significantly. You’ll also experience less pain and scarring, enabling you to resume your normal activities much sooner.

Physicians on staff at The Woodlands are experts at practicing minimally invasive nasal surgery, including computer image-guided surgery and Relieva Balloon Sinuplasty™.

Sinuplasty is a technique to enlarge narrowed or blocked sinus passageways using a flexible catheter that is inflated at the narrowed or blocked opening to the sinus and then removed, allowing normal mucous flow to resume.

Surgical treatments available include:

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Frontal sinus surgery
  • Nasal blockage or obstruction

Additionally, the physicians are specialized in image-guided functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and other minimally invasive, computer-aided endoscopic procedures of the skull base, allowing them to treat your persistent symptoms with a significant reduction in recovery time and pain.

The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is an FDA-cleared, endoscopic catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. When the balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. This procedure is so gentle in fact, that is also ideal for children.

To schedule an appointment, call: (713) 222-CARE.