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ENT Surgical Associates Michigan

(248)-541-0100

Allergies

Allergies are fairly common, affecting approximately 1 out of every five Americans. Allergies are caused by an abnormal response of the body’s immune system to a usually harmless substance found in the environment (Allergen) such as plant pollens, molds, dust mites, and animal hair. The Physicians at ENT Surgical Associates have additional advanced training in allergy therapy. Offering both allergy shots and oral allergy drops (SLIT) therapy.

allerty-sinus

Allergy symptoms can vary with the season and type of allergen involved, and may include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes and nose. Year-round prolonged exposure usually produces nasal congestion (chronic stuffy nose). Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat conditions, including:

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Recent advances in sinus surgery have led to the development of a less invasive technique of sinus surgery called Balloon Sinuplasty. Sinuses are opened in the same way that doctors open up blocked arteries of the heart during a balloon coronary angioplasty. The technology has been extensively studied and shown to be safe and effective.

balloon-sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty serves as a minimally invasive surgical treatment option to traditional sinus surgery.

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Nasal Trauma

Bruises around the eyes and/or a slightly crooked nose following injury usually indicate a fractured nose, and immediate medical attention is ideal. But once soft tissue swelling distorts the nose, waiting 48-72 hours for a doctor's appointment may actually help the doctor in evaluating your injury as the swelling recedes.

nasal-trauma

For markedly displaced nasal bones, surgeons often attempt to return the nasal bones to a straighter position under local or general anesthesia. This is usually done within seven to ten days after injury, so that the bones don't heal in a displaced position.

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Nosebleeds

If frequent nosebleeds are a problem, it is important to be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist will carefully examine the nose prior to making a treatment recommendation.

nosebleeds

Two of the most common treatments include nasal cautery and packing of the nose. Cautery is a technique in which the blood vessel is coagulated with an electric current or a chemical called silver nitrate.

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