Office Procedures Performed

Balloon Sinuplasty — (www.balloonsinuplasty.com) This surgical procedure (also known as Balloon Catheter Dilation) is performed to effectively clear blocked sinuses. A balloon catheter is inserted and carefully inflated to gently expand the natural sinus opening. The specialist flushes out the accumulated pus and mucus from the sinus cavity, resulting in reduced pressure and cleared sinuses.

Ear Wax Removal — Ear Wax Removal is a treatment that safely extracts excess ear wax by carefully removing the blockage with a curette (a delicate and atraumatic tool).

Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy — This diagnostic procedure utilizes a flexible camera, enabling a thorough internal examination of the throat, vocal cords, and the surrounding tissues. To prepare the patient for examination, topical anesthetic is applied to the throat. The camera is then inserted through the nostril, before being positioned for a full view of the throat and larynx. Most patients consider the procedure to be painless.

Microscopic Ear Examination — This short and painless examination is conducted with a powerful microscope to enable a full and detailed view of the ear.

Myringotomy With Tube — A myringotomy may be recommended to relieve pressure on the ear caused by excess fluid or pus buildup in the middle ear. This surgical procedure involves making an incision to the eardrum, which drains the accumulated fluid. A tube is then inserted into the middle ear to keep the fluid from re-accumulating.

Nasal Endoscopy — This is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that enables a thorough examination of the nasal and sinus cavities. A nasal endoscope (a thin tube attached to a camera) is inserted carefully into the nostril to accurately document the condition of the nasal and sinus tissues.

Nasal Polypectomy — This is a surgical treatment that removes polyps, (inflammatory tissue) from within the nasal passages. This is generally considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia with special suction instruments. Occasionally this procedure can be performed in the office. There is no incision done in this procedure.

Skin Lesion Biopsy — A Skin Lesion Biopsy is a diagnostic procedure that involves the partial or full removal of a skin lesion (an abnormal area of the skin, which can be a lump, sore, polyp, or any unusual skin growth) for further testing and examination by a pathologist. The size, location, and severity of the skin lesion will determine the type of biopsy that is performed, and whether stitches or sutures are necessary. Different types of biopsies include: Shave biopsy (a thin layer on top of the lesion is removed), Punch biopsy (using a “punch” tool to remove a circular section of the skin with all layers of the lesion), Excisional biopsy (a scalpel is used to completely remove a small lesion), and Incisional biopsy (a scalpel is used to remove a small sample of a large lesion.