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At Advanced ENT and Allergy, we offer many procedures in-office that  provide a high-reward solution for minimal risk and discomfort for our patients. These procedures have many benefits for those suffering from chronic ear, nose, or throat problems. Technological advancements have made it possible to perform many medical procedures safely in an office-based setting. 

 

Some of the in-office procedures being performed are:

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty makes use of a sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function, in patients suffering from sinusitis (Raghunanrhan et al., 2013). Its benefits are:

  •         Safe and effective
  •         Minimally invasive
  •         Reduced bleeding time
  •         Improved recovery time
  •         Does not limit future treatment options (if required)

Balloon Septoplasty

A balloon catheter is placed in either side of the nasal septum and inflated, thereby, pushing the septum to a more favorable position and making breathing easier. Its benefits are:

  •         Minimal to no postoperative pain
  •         Early recovery
  •         Minimal time off work– you may return to school or work on the same day
  •         No splints or packing
  •         No general anesthesia

Eustachian Tube Dilation

It is used for the treatment of eustachian tube dysfunction. A small balloon is passed through the patient’s nose and into the eustachian tube. It is then inflated to open up a pathway for the air and mucous to flow through the tube. Its advantages are:

  •         Minimally-invasive transnasal access
  •         Little to no pain – no incisions
  •         Safe and effective with immediate results 
  •         Quick – requires only few minutes for completion
  •         Long term results

VivAer

VivAer airway remodeling technique is a modern, non-invasive treatment that can be performed to treat nasal airway obstruction, thereby, helping you breathe more easily (Brehmer et al., 2019). The benefits of this procedure are:

  •         Minimally-invasive
  •         One-time procedure
  •         Less time consuming (a few minutes)
  •         Early recovery time and results
  •         Does not require general anesthesia

RhinAer

The RhinAer procedure provides long-term relief from chronic rhinitis by directly disrupting the posterior nasal nerve that causes the symptoms of rhinitis. Its benefits are:

  •         Non-invasive – no incisions
  •         Quick recovery – same-day return to normal activity
  •         Long term relief

Clarifix

Clarifix cryotherapy uses cold temperatures to disrupt the hyperactive nerves at the back of the nose, thereby, preventing the symptoms of chronic rhinitis (Hwang et al., 2017). Its advantages are:

  •         Clinically proven
  •         Minimally-invasive
  •         Safe and long-lasting relief
  •         Minimal recovery time and post-operative management

Sinuva

Sinuva implants open the sinus cavities and release steroidal anti-inflammatory medications over the course of 90 days, thereby, reducing nasal congestion and shrinking nasal polyps. Its benefits include:

  •         Minimally-invasive non-surgical treatment
  •         Sustained relief from congestion
  •         Reduced nasal obstruction
  •         Improved sense of smell

Latera

Latera is an absorbable nasal implant used to support and strengthen the upper and lower cartilage inside the lateral wall of your nose thereby treating nasal obstruction. Its advantages are:

  •         Minimally-invasive procedure
  •         Less time-consuming
  •         Resume normal activity right after the procedure
  •         Significant improvement of quality of life (Nicole et al., 2017)

Tula

The Tula system is used to create a myringotomy and deliver a tympanostomy tube under local anesthesia, induced using the Tula iontophoresis system (Yen et al., 2020). Its benefits are:

  •         No general anesthesia required
  •         No fasting required
  •         Return to normal activity right after the procedure

Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid

Radiofrequency ablation is an alternative to surgery used to treat benign thyroid nodules. It helps to shrink thyroid nodules using a radiofrequency probe, without harming or removing normal thyroid tissue around it. Its benefits include (Tang et al., 2017):

  •         Non-invasive
  •         No incision
  •         No scarring
  •         The normal thyroid gland is retained
  •         Low complication rate

Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)

DISE is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used as a diagnostic tool for studying the airway in a sleeping (sedated) patient with obstructive sleep apnea. Its advantages are:

  •         Allows the study of the airway in a sleeping patient in real-time
  •         Helps to identify the level and pattern of airway obstruction
  •         Improves the results of surgery or may eliminate the need for surgery 

 

The popularity of in-office procedures is increasing day by day. In-office procedures have many benefits such as affordability, time-saving, reduced risk of infection, minimally-invasive, convenience, and privacy. Contact our office today to learn more about our in-office procedures. 

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