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When Is Sinus Surgery Needed?

How sinus surgery from your ENT specialists in Detroit, Michigan can help you feel better.

If you suffer from sinus issues, you already know how miserable they can make you feel. The pounding headaches and sinus pressure can make it difficult for you to think about anything else. Fortunately, your ENT specialist can help with a variety of treatments for sinus issues, including sinus surgery.

The ENT specialists at Ear, Nose &Throat Consultants offer sinus treatments, including sinus surgery, to help you get rid of sinus problems permanently. They have several convenient office locations in Southfield, Novi, Livonia, and St. Clair Shores, Michigan to help you feel better.

Sinus problems affect about 37 million Americans. If you are one of them, you can benefit from sinus surgery if you have:

  • Polyps in your nose or sinuses
  • Structural abnormalities in your sinuses or nose
  • A sinus infection that has also infected bone
  • Cancer in your sinuses
  • Chronic sinusitis that doesn’t respond to conventional treatment

Your ENT specialist may recommend one of these sinus surgeries to help you:

Balloon sinuplasty, which is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis; a thin catheter with a balloon on the end is inserted into your nostril. It is guided up into your sinuses and when a blocked area is reached, the balloon is inflated. Your sinuses are gently opened up, helping you breathe freely. The balloon is deflated and the catheter is removed.

Endoscopic surgery, which uses a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope; the endoscope is guided up into your sinuses. Your doctor can view your sinuses through a camera on the endoscope. The endoscope also allows your doctor to clean out and enlarge your sinuses.


Open sinus surgery, which is used for severe sinus problems, including sinus cancer; diseased and infected tissue is removed during surgery, and the walls of your sinus are rebuilt.


To find out more about how sinus surgery can help you, talk with the experts. Call the ENT specialists of Ear, Nose &Throat Consultants at (248) 569-5985. They have several convenient office locations in Southfield, Novi, Livonia, and St. Clair Shores, Michigan, so call today.

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