Draining Sinuses Surgery
When the sinuses are functioning correctly, mucus and fluids are able to drain from the sinus cavities. For some patients with chronic sinusitis, the sinus passages become so inflamed that fluid and mucus are trapped in the sinus cavities. If medications and other non-invasive procedures are ineffective at helping drain the sinuses, surgery may be recommended for relief. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we offer draining sinuses surgery for chronic sinusitis patients at our medical center in Alpharetta, GA.
Chronic sinusitis occurs when the patient has recurrent sinus infections every year, or sinusitis persists for over 12 weeks. When nasal sprays, OTC medications, home drainage systems and prescription medications are not effective at controlling chronic sinusitis, surgery may be considered to provide relief.
Sinus drainage procedures are usually performed endoscopically to widen the sinus passages to allow better drainage. There are various methods used to either remove tissue or bone or expand the sinus canals. This can reduce the risk of chronic sinus infections and improve pain or pressure in the sinuses.
Top ENT Surgeon in Atlanta, GA
Dr. Julie Zweig is one of Atlanta’s top ENT specialists and one of the only ENTs in the south to embrace functional and integrative methods for treatment. Whenever possible, Dr. Zweig prefers non-invasive treatments for controlling ENT conditions such as chronic sinusitis, but there are times when surgery is the best solution. She offers minimally invasive sinus drainage surgery for her patients with severe sinusitis to provide relief and improved overall health.
Draining sinuses surgery is an outpatient procedure – most patients are able to return home the same day to recover. This surgery can be a game changer for many patients who have suffered with chronic sinus infections for years, finally allowing their sinuses to drain correctly to minimize the risk of sinusitis.
If you have uncontrolled sinusitis with sinus pain and pressure, contact our medical team at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT. We provide holistic patient care with access to the latest functional and alternative medicine treatment options. Call our office in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule a sinus treatment consultation with Dr. Zweig to discuss whether sinus surgery is right for you.