Diseases of the nose and sinuses affect millions of people each year, leading to pain, fatigue, sleep discomfort, breathing difficulties, and poor quality of life. Seasonal allergies, septal deviation and chronic sinus infections are just a few types of sinus disorders treated by otolaryngologists, or ear, nose and throat doctors. Fortunately, treatment options are plentiful and include medications such as nasal sprays and antibiotics, immunotherapy and surgical procedures.
Otolaryngologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of nasal cavity and sinus conditions. Nasal and sinus disorders we evaluate include:
Deviated nasal septum
Smell and taste disorders
Tumors of the nose and sinus cavities
In order to get to the root cause of many nose and sinus disease, we will obtain a thorough history of your nasal problems. We also may conduct a diagnostic endoscopy as part of a clinical examination. This office procedure is conducted under local anesthesia and involves inserting a camera into the nasal cavities.
We offer a wide range of treatment options for nose and sinus disorders, including prescription medications, allergy testing and immunotherapy (allergy shots), and surgery.
If the sinus condition stems from a structural problem, one of the following surgical interventions may be necessary:
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
Balloon sinuplasty (in-office)
Our team of nasal and sinus specialists includes Gregory Bonaiuto, MD, Carl Moeller, MD, Timothy O'Brien, MD, Jeffrey Sawyer, MD and Brook Seeley, MD. To discuss treatment options with a member of our team, please call (860) 493-1950 or visit our patient portal to request an appointment.