When is it Time for Sinus Surgery?
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:13:52 AM
"Pressure behind the eyes, tooth pain and nasal drainage are symptoms synonymous with a sinus infection," says Dr. Pritikin. "Should you be diagnosed more than 3-4 times a year, it may be time to consider other options."
Dr. Pritikin explains that in mild cases, a Balloon Sinusplasty, which consists of a balloon catheter that is introduced into the sinus and gradually inflated, may be used to gently restructure the blocked or narrow area of the nasal passage. In more extreme cases, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery may be the answer. "This minimally-invasive surgery removes infected and inflamed tissue which may be blocking the sinus passages," says Dr. Pritikin. "This procedure reduces the frequency and severity of sinus infections as well as the pain and pressure associated with them."
Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is aFellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attended RushMedical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach. For more information visit http://www.
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