Sinus and Nasal Care
Advanced care to help you breathe easier.
If you have continuous symptoms of nasal and sinus congestion, including blocked airflow through one or both nostrils, difficulty breathing through the nose or excess mucus production, you aren’t alone – and you don’t have to suffer.
Rhinology is a division of the Department of Otolaryngology (care for conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat) concerned with conditions affecting the nose, sinuses and skull base. No two patients dealing with rhinologic conditions are the same, and our rhinologists are subspecialty trained to treat patients with complex nasal, sinus or skull base disease. Our rhinologists take an individualized approach to each patient’s care, performing diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your distinct symptoms and developing a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique condition.
Our skilled team of rhinologists use the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques, including physical examinations, endoscopic sinus surgery and diagnostic imaging to pinpoint your condition and the cause of your symptoms. Conditions we treat include:
What are sinuses?
The sinuses are hollow cavities in the skull between the facial bones. The tissue lining of the sinuses is called "mucosa," and this mucosa is what produces mucus. When the mucosa becomes inflamed or infected, it can become swollen or produce excess mucus, which can cause various nasal and sinus symptoms that may require treatment. There are eight paranasal sinuses, four on each side of the head. These include:
- Maxillary sinuses: located in the cheekbones
- Frontal sinuses: located in the forehead, just above the eyes
- Ethmoid sinuses: located between the eyes, extending deeply into the nasal cavities
- Sphenoid sinuses: located furthest back in the nasal cavities, behind the ethmoid sinuses and the eyes
Treatment options for sinus conditions
Nasal and sinus conditions can be complex and unique, and we tailor our treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. The treatments we provide vary depending on your specific condition and symptoms, but may include oral or topical antibiotics, oral or topical steroids, topical nasal saline, oral decongestants, or referral to other specialists, such as allergists to manage allergy symptoms or neurologists to manage headache and facial pain unrelated to sinusitis. If medical therapies fail, endoscopic sinus and/or nasal surgery may be required.