Balloon Sinuplasty (or balloon sinus dilation) is an in-office sinus treatment option which allows sinus patients to experience meaningful improvement by treating the root cause of the recurrent infection. The procedure utilizes a tiny balloon to dilate and remodel the opening of the sinus cavity, allowing your sinuses to drain and ventilate more effectively.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to treat a deviated septum, which can cause a persistent stuffy nose. This procedure typically lasts 10-15 minutes and is performed in-office with intravenous sedation at our clinics. A septoplasty is performed internally, requiring no external incisions. No nasal packing or splinting is required. No external nasal swelling or bruising results from this procedure. Patients typically return to their normal routine between 1-2 days.
Turbinate hypertrophy is one of the most common causes of a stuffy nose, or nasal obstruction. There are a number of potential causes of turbinate hypertrophy, including allergies and chronic sinus infections. Several methods of reducing the turbinates can provide permanent and dramatic improvement in nasal breathing. This procedure lasts around 5-minutes and can be performed in-office with or without intravenous sedation. Learn more about turbinates in your nasal cavity or watch the video below:
Nasal valve issues manifest in persistent nasal congestion/stuffiness, which is often worse at night or during exercise and caused by weakness in the sidewalls of the nose which collapse inward as you breathe. It may involve one or both sides of the nose, and can result from trauma or previous surgery. This procedure involves placing a small implant in the nose to provide structural support to the nostril, preventing collapse. The average recovery time is between 7-10 days.
Nasal polyps are growths in the lining of the nasal and sinus cavity, causing congestion, loss of smell, and sinus pressure. In order to achieve long-term resolution, treatment often requires removal of the polyps and treatment of underlying allergies. This procedure is performed in-office with intravenous sedation usually providing an immediate and dramatic improvement in breathing and sense of smell. Learn how enlarged polyps can be affecting your health.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to change the shape of the nose and underlying structural issues related to the sinus. This procedure is performed in-office with intravenous sedation and may be paired with other sinus procedures. The typical recovery time for this procedure is six weeks.
Chronic rhinorrhea is a condition that causes a constant runny and stuffy nose for what seems like no apparent reason. This condition is caused by inflammation in the nasal airways that results in too much mucus secretion and congestion. Clarifix™ is a simple in-office procedure that provides relief from this condition and reduces the need to use sinus and allergy medication. Patients are back to their normal activities the next day.
The nasal valve area is the narrowest part of the nasal airway. It's the most common site of nasal obstruction and accounts for 2/3 of nasal airway resistance. This sinus treatment increases airflow by opening the "front door of the nose," making it easier for the patient to breathe. VivAer is completely non-invasive and performed in the office with local anesthesia in about 15 minutes. Patients usually return to normal activity the next day and can expect immediate improvement in congestion symptoms.
After undergoing a sinus procedure, some patients may experience inflammation which ends up closing the sinus cavity and creating an environment that promotes the growth of harmful bacteria and nasal polyps. PROPEL® is the first and only implant clinically shown to keep the sinuses open after surgery, precisely deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly into the healing tissues, and then dissolve. Recovery times vary based on which procedure PROPEL® is paired with.
Aspire Allergy & Sinus offers a non-surgical sinus treatment for patients who suffer from repeat nasal polyps by using the SINUVA (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant. SINUVA is proven to reduce polyps and nasal congestion and obstruction. The SINUVA implant is placed in the sinus cavity and once placed, it delivers an anti-inflammatory medication directly to the polyps over the course of 90 days. The SINUVA implant is then removed after 90 days.
If your nose is always runny, you may be one of the millions of people living with chronic rhinitis. Until now, treatment often meant managing symptoms with medications and sprays. For many patients, these symptoms may be caused by abnormal signals in the nose. Now, your physician can offer you the RhinAer® procedure to disrupt these signals and provide lasting relief without surgery. Using temperature-controlled, radiofrequency technology, RhinAer® features a thin, malleable, wand-like stylus that is inserted via the nostril to deliver precise therapeutic benefits, while sparing surrounding tissues. RhinAer® directly disrupts the posterior nasal nerve that triggers excessive mucus production, treating an underlying cause of chronic rhinitis.
The Aspire Allergy & Sinus team is here to help you discover the right sinus treatments for your needs so you can experience lasting relief from chronic sinus issues. Schedule a sinus treatment consultation with one of our board-certified sinus surgeons today to get started on your path to relief!