A procedure to straighten a deviated nasal septum located between the nostrils.
Is a proven treatment for chronic snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. O.S.A. is a life threatening sleep disorder; it can cause or contribute to such serious health issues as high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, and stroke. The Pillar procedure is safe and effective, minimally invasive and can be performed in a single office visit in approximately 30 minutes. Pillar procedure is designed to be a permanent procedure.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a new and less invasive way to do sinus surgery for patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis. A small flexible, sinus balloon catheter is inserted through the nostrils and the balloon is inflated to gently restructure and widen the walls of the blocked sinuses, so the sinuses are allowed to drain and there is no need to remove tissue or bone in many cases. Many patients experience minimum adverse symptoms, and see a significant improvement post surgery. Recovery is minimal with this surgery, usually ranging from one to two days. Many patients quickly resume to normal activities.
Recurrent ear infections including middle ear infections and outer ear infections are seen and treated. Pressure Equalization Tubes can be used even in adults for severe Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Dr. Shin also performs tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy for ear drum reconstruction and cholesteatoma.
Surgery of the parotid gland may be necessary due to infection or tumor.
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