Chronic sinus issues can inhibit your enjoyment of everyday activities. The sinuses are small hollow passageways that encircle the eyes and nose. These cavities are lined with mucous that keeps the area well-hydrated. Sinuses help to filter the air that passes through the nose as it moves down to the lungs. When the mucus within the sinuses can’t properly drain, it can cause an obstruction that leads to infection and chronic discomfort.

Treatments Available

  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Surgery for nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis
  • Septoplasty (deviated septum surgery)
  • Nasal turbinate reduction
  • In-office CT imaging

Procedures Offered

Balloon Sinuplasty

During this procedure, a small balloon is placed within the blocked nasal cavity and inflated, gently widening the passageway. This leads to improved nasal drainage and a decrease in sinus pressure. Balloon sinuplasty is ideal for treating chronic infections, breathing difficulties, and tension headaches.

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Chronic Sinusitis Treatment

When the sinuses have been inflamed for three months or more, it is considered chronic sinusitis. This is one of the most common sinus conditions affecting patients. In many cases, this chronic condition does not respond to home remedies or medication and is best treated with a surgical procedure. During the procedure, nasal polyps and tissue will be removed to allow the sinuses to drain regularly.

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Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Surgery)

The septum is a thin strip of cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils. When the septum is curved, bent, or crooked, it can block off one side of the nose, compromising your breathing. Through septoplasty, our ENT doctors can restore clear passageways in both nostrils.

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Nasal Turbinate Reduction

Nasal turbinates purify the air as it passes through the nose. When these tiny helpers become swollen or infected, they can cause breathing problems and discomfort. Our caring practitioners can perform surgery to remove the turbinates so that relief from pain is swift.

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In-Office CT Imaging

CT imaging can help our doctors to visualize what is causing the obstruction inside your sinuses. By using advanced technology to better view these hidden passageways within the face, our team can delve into abnormalities that may be causing your symptoms. We can then recommend a treatment plan based on our findings.

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Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronis Sinusitis 

When the sinuses have been swollen and inflamed for over 90 days, it is considered chronic sinusitis. If the condition has not responded to medication, surgery may be an ideal option for relieving your symptoms. During the procedure, our ENT specialists will remove nasal polyps and tissue that is blocking efficient breathing and drainage.

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ClariFix is a clinically proven, minimally-invasive treatment that safely targets the source of sinusitis to provide lasting relief. ClariFix uses cold therapy to interrupt the signals to the nerves that are telling it to swell and drip. Thus, the runny, stuffy nose symptoms are reduced. The short but effective ClariFix procedure requires only a local anesthetic and requires minimal downtime and recovery.

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Clinically proven to help 94% of patients breathe more easily, the VivAer device is gently placed into your nose to help lift and remodel swollen tissues with temperature-controlled radiofrequency. This opens the nasal airways and improves airflow, allowing you to breathe more easily. The short VivAer procedure requires no downtime, and recovery is quite minimal.

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Utilizing low-temperature radiofrequency energy that is emitted through a small tube, the RhinAer procedure disrupts the nerve fibers that trigger a runny nose. The flexible tube is placed into the nasal passageway, where it stops the nerve fibers from sending signals to cause congestion. Clinically proven to improve symptoms in 96% of patients, the RhinAer procedure requires no downtime.

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Conditions Treated 

While the sinuses are relatively tiny compared to the rest of the face, they can cause a great deal of pain and disruption for many patients. Chronic infections and sinusitis can lead to facial pain, headaches, congestion, loss of taste and smell, a runny nose, throat inflammation, and many other symptoms.

Benefits of the procedure

  • Improved breathing
  • Relief from tension headaches
  • Removal of obstructions
  • Reduction in pain and discomfort
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Expansion and enjoyment of everyday activities 

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides top-tier ENT services for patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and advanced, cutting-edge technology combined with a compassionate and caring approach. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We believe that an individualized approach works best for ensuring a successful, long-lasting outcome. We listen carefully to your concerns and curate a treatment plan that works for your anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes.

Top-rated Physician Network

We believe that an individualized approach works best for ensuring a successful, long-lasting outcome. We listen carefully to your concerns and curate a treatment plan that works for your anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes.

Continuity of Care

From your initial consultation all the way through your detailed aftercare plan, we go above and beyond to maintain a treatment process that is stress-free, seamless, and rewarding. We follow up with you after you leave our clinic to make sure you are experiencing comprehensive relief from your symptoms.

Community Investment

Giving back is a huge part of our philosophy. We partner with local organizations to provide food, shelter, clothing, medicine, education, resources, and social support to those most in need. In this way, our values of generosity and humanity extend well beyond our clinic walls.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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