Repeated or persistant nasal problems and sinus infections can wear you down. There are many possible causes, from allergies to structural problems. At Texan ENT Specialists, Dr. Seth Evans will focus on the precise cause of your problem and explain the best treatment options for you.
Treatments for nasal and sinus problems may be as simple as a combination of nasal sprays. However, if surgery is required, you are in the hands of a surgeon who has performed procedures on hundreds of satisfied patients.
Dr. Evans is very experienced in sinus and nasal surgery, having performed over 600 such procedures during his residency and his years in practice.
Below you will find a brief description of some of the most common surgeries we perform. Many of these procedures can be performed in the comfort of our office. Others are performed on an outpatient basis at a surgery center or hospital.
Endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery: This outpatient surgery uses a small endoscope to see and remove polyps and open blocked sinuses with high precision.
CT-guided sinus surgery: With the guidance of a CT scan, even the most complex sinus surgery can be performed with exceptional precision.
Balloon sinuplasty: Often performed in the office, a tiny balloon is passed through the sinus blockage, and inflated. The purpose of the procedure is to permanently open the sinus drainage passageway without cutting or removal of tissue, allowing the sinus cavity to drain and begin to function again. To see more on this procedure, visit here.
Septoplasty: The septum is the wall down the middle of the nose on the inside. A deviated or crooked septum can restrict airflow through one of the nasal cavities and disrupt normal breathing. Septoplasty straightens the deviated cartilage and bone inside the septum and can dramatically improve airflow, even in patients with the most severe congestion.
Turbinate reduction surgery: A reduction in the size of the nasal turbinates (the internal nasal humidifiers) reduces congestion and improves the flow of air through the nasal airway. Teen and adult patients can easily have this procedure in the office with local anesthesia.
Septal swell body reduction– Septal swell bodies are areas of swelling on the nasal septum which restrict airflow in the nose and can be a major cause of congestion. Using a similar technique to turbinate reduction, the septal swell body can be reduced in size to improve nasal congestion.
Nasal polypectomy – A simple outpatient procedure, sometimes performed in the office, removes nasal polyps to relieve chronic nasal congestion and recurring sinus infections.
Nose bleed treatment – Usually a simple, quick office procedure (even in children), using painless nasal endoscopy, Dr. Evans will determine the location of the problem and with numbing medicine applied, seal the offending blood vessel.
Nasal and sinus problems treated include but are not limited to:
1. Chronic sinusitis
2. Recurrent sinus infections
3. Nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis)
4. Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
5. Deviated nasal septum
6. Enlarged turbinates
7. Nasal polyps
9. Tumors or masses inside the nose
10. Allergic fungal sinusitis
11. Revision sinus surgery
12. Loss of smell or taste
For advanced, effective nasal and sinus care in the South Austin area, including Kyle, San Marcos, Buda, and Lockhart, call Texan ENT Specialists at (512) 550-0321 or request an appointment online.