Loyola Medicine’s Nasal Sinus Center was established to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus conditions, improving quality of life for patients suffering with these conditions. Loyola’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, also known as otolaryngologists, treat both adults and children.
Loyola has the only major sinus center for children in the Midwest—in fact, very few sinus surgeons are able to perform these extremely delicate operations on children.
Doctors at Loyola’s Nasal Sinus Center are nationally recognized for their clinical expertise and have trained hundreds of practicing doctors nationwide on the latest diagnostic and treatment methods. Patients from throughout the Midwest come to the center seeking a second opinion after being treated unsuccessfully elsewhere.
Loyola’s expert otolaryngologists treat a wide range of nasal and sinus conditions, including:
- Chronic sinusitis
- Deviated septum
- Head and neck trauma
- Nasal congestion
- Nasal drainage
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal polyps
- Postnasal drip
- Sinus headaches
- Sinus pain
Doctors at Loyola pioneered the use of endoscopic methods (using a small camera) for diagnosing and treating sinus disease and have achieved excellent results. Loyola continues to provide the most advanced treatment options for nasal and sinus conditions, offering minimally invasive options whenever possible. Our otolaryngologists have extensive experience in the following surgical treatments:
- Balloon sinuplasty — For patients experiencing sinus pressure, sinus headaches and sinusitis, this procedure uses a balloon catheter to enlarge the sinus space without removing tissue or bone.
- Endoscopic sinus surgery — For patients suffering from chronic sinusitis, sinus headaches and sinus pain, this procedure enlarges the openings of the sinuses draining to the nose. This is done with a small camera to visualize the sinuses, which eliminates the need for an incision.
- Septoplasty — For patients experiencing nasal obstruction, the septum (made of cartilage and bone) in the nose may be causing the nasal passages to become narrow. The cartilage and bone can be reshaped to alleviate sinus and breathing issues.
- Turbinate reduction — For patients dealing with nasal obstruction causing difficulty breathing and sleeping, these small structures on the inside of the nose may need to be reduced to improve a patient’s condition.
Your Loyola healthcare team will work with you to develop a plan to improve your quality of life through the least invasive treatment options available.