Sinus Conditions & Treatments
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
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310 E. 14TH STREET 6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

Sinus Doctor NYC

Sinus Conditions & Treatments

Sinus doctor in NYC, Edward Shin, MD, can help you diagnose, understand, and treat many different sinus disorders and conditions. Doctors diagnose millions of Americans with sinus disorders each year, including sinusitis, sinus infections, deviated septum, and nasal polyps. Healthy sinuses help moisturize the inside of the nose and protect against bacteria, as well as pollutants. Additionally, sinuses help to act as a filter for air on the way to the lungs.

When the sinuses are inhibited by an infection or other condition, this can lead to many unpleasant symptoms, ranging from headaches and difficulty breathing to inflammation and chronic nosebleeds. It is important for patients suffering from sinus conditions to see a professional sinus doctor in NYC who can help properly diagnose and treat such disorders to alleviate symptoms.

Sinus Surgery & Sinus Treatments

Sinus Surgery & Treatments

Our sinus doctor at New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center can perform a variety of surgeries to help provide relief for patients with sinus conditions. We specialize in septoplasty, turbinoplasty, balloon sinuplasty, and endoscopic sinus surgery.

The ideal treatment method for you will depend on your specific sinus condition and symptoms. Learn more about these sinus surgeries below.

Sinus Surgery & Treatments

Septoplasty

Sinus doctors utilize septoplasty surgery to correct the effects of nasal obstruction caused by a deviated septum. The septum is a piece of bone and cartilage found in the middle of the nose that separates your nostrils. If your septum is displaced due to an injury or accident, this can obstruct airflow and can even cause reoccurring sinus infections. Septoplasty surgery can reshape the cartilage and bone of the septum and repair the septal deviation to improve breathing.

Septoplasty

Turbinate Reduction / Turbinoplasty

Your nasal turbinates help warm, humidify, and filter the air you breathe. In some cases, however, patients have enlarged turbinates which can block airflow through the nose. Our sinus doctors can properly diagnose the causes of enlarged turbinates. We specialize in turbinate reduction treatments, including medications, radiofrequency procedures, and turbinoplasty surgery. Undergoing turbinoplasty with our sinus surgeons can correct the size of enlarged inferior turbinates to improve your breathing.

Turbinate Reduction / Turbinoplasty

Ethmoidectomy

An ethmoidectomy can help remove blockages of the ethmoid sinuses that contribute to sinus infections. If your ethmoid sinuses become blocked, this can interfere with your sinuses’ ability to drain properly. Patients may be susceptible to chronic infections of the ethmoid sinuses. Our sinus surgeon can perform an ethmoidectomy to remove infected tissue and bone that cause obstructions and sinus problems.

Ethmoidectomy

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a revolutionary sinus treatment that can address sinusitis and nasal obstruction with less downtime than traditional sinus surgery techniques. Balloon sinuplasty is designed to widen the nasal passages and flush out congestion without surgically removing tissue or bone. Our NYC sinus doctors can perform balloon sinuplasty to provide relief for patients seeking a minimally invasive solution to sinusitis symptoms.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Advances in technology have allowed sinus doctors to treat sinus disorders with the utmost precision and efficiency. Endoscopic sinus surgery is an innovative procedure that uses an endoscope and a real-time imaging system to see inside the nasal passages and sinuses to guide your sinus surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery can address many different sinus conditions, including blockages, sinus infections, and inflammation. Endoscopic sinus surgery can open the affected sinuses to allow for proper drainage and relieve symptoms.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Sinus Disorders

There are a variety of sinus disorders that affect over 50 million Americans every year; these include sinusitis, sinus infections and headaches, deviated septum, nasal obstruction, nasal polyps, and nosebleeds. Many of these disorders can have overlapping symptoms and, in some cases, multiple conditions may be present at once. As a result, it can be difficult to understand the underlying causes of these conditions without the guidance of a professional sinus doctor. At New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center, we help diagnose and treat sinus disorders.

Sinus Disorders

Sinus Disorders

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue that lines your sinuses. Sinusitis is one of the most common sinus conditions and can have many different causes, including a bacterial or viral infection, nasal polyps, and deviated septum. Patients with sinusitis often experience headaches, facial pain, nasal discharge, and congestion, among other symptoms. Our New York City sinus doctors can help relieve sinusitis symptoms while also treating the root causes with a combination of medications, nasal sprays, decongestants, and surgical treatments.

Sinusitis

Sinus Infections

Sinus infections are caused by either a virus or bacteria. If a blockage causes the sinuses to fill with fluid, an infection of the sinuses may result. Common symptoms of sinus infections include headaches, facial pressure, stuffy nose, thick nasal discharge, and sore throat. There are numerous treatment methods for sinus infections; antibiotics, decongestants, and over-the-counter remedies may be recommended. In some cases, reoccurring sinus infections may be a symptom of another sinus condition or disorder.

Sinus Infections

Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches are often a byproduct of a sinus infection or sinusitis. Common symptoms include tightness and pressure around the head, nose, and cheeks. Patients with sinus headaches often have other recognizable symptoms of sinus infections, including sore throat and runny nose. Our NYC sinus doctors can diagnose the cause of your sinus headache and recommend treatment options to relieve symptoms.

Sinus Headaches

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum refers to a deflection of the septum (the bone and cartilage in the middle of the nose that separates your nostrils). An accident or injury can lead to a septal deviation which disrupts proper airflow through the nose. Septal deviations range from moderate nasal obstruction to complete blockages. Our sinus surgeons specialize in septoplasty to correct a deviated septum and improve breathing.

Deviated Septum

Nasal Obstruction

There are many possible factors that contribute to nasal obstruction. Common colds, allergies, and infections can all cause temporary nasal obstruction, while conditions like a deviated septum and enlarged inferior turbinates can lead to chronic breathing issues. Our NYC sinus doctor can evaluate your condition and symptoms to determine the cause of your nasal obstruction. Recommended treatment options may include over-the-counter medications, antibiotics (if treating an infection), and surgical techniques to correct structural issues.

Nasal Obstruction

Nasal & Sinus Tumors

Nasal or sinus tumors refer to abnormal growths inside the nasal cavity or around the sinuses. These tumors can be either cancerous or benign (non-cancerous). Some common symptoms of nasal or sinus tumors include breathing difficulties, frequent nosebleeds, facial pressure, loss of smell, and unusual discharge from the nose. Not all nasal or sinus-related growths are cancerous. However, our sinus doctor can examine your sinuses and perform a biopsy to check for the presence of cancerous cells.

Nasal & Sinus Tumors

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign growths that can form around the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. Nasal polyps can partially block the flow of air through your nose and contribute to chronic sinusitis. In some cases, nasal polyps can be treated with nasal or oral corticosteroids and medications. Surgery to remove nasal polyps can achieve long-lasting results for patients. During nasal polyp surgery, our sinus surgeon will use an endoscope to remove nasal polyps with precision and efficiency.

Nasal Polyps

Paranasal Sinus Mucocele

Paranasal mucoceles are cystic masses that can affect the paranasal sinuses. These growths typically form when sinus drainage is obstructed. Paranasal sinus mucoceles may contribute to chronic sinusitis or infections. These cystic masses are benign, but our sinus surgeon can remove them to avoid future complications. Sinus surgery is typically performed using the endoscopic method.

Paranasal Sinus Mucocele

Nosebleeds

Chronic nosebleeds can seem like an unsettling symptom for some (especially for children). However, in many cases, chronic nosebleeds are harmless. Allergies, infections, nasal dryness, trauma, and medications can all contribute to nosebleeds. Patients who experience chronic nosebleeds can see a sinus doctor to determine the underlying cause(s). There are numerous non-surgical treatment options available to address frequent nosebleeds.

Nosebleeds

Allergies & Allergy Treatments

Allergies (sometimes referred to as “rhinitis”) affect a large number of Americans every year. Seasonal allergies, hay fever caused by pollen or dust, and pet allergies are just some of the sources of chronic allergies. These allergies can result in many inconvenient and unpleasant symptoms, such as runny nose, congestion, post-nasal drip, and sore throats. Unlike a cold or infection, which usually clears up within a few weeks, chronic rhinitis can last months or even years. Our sinus doctors offer allergy treatments to relieve allergy symptoms and help patients improve their quality of life.

Allergies & Allergy Treatments

How Do I Learn More About Sinus Conditions & Treatments In NYC?

Our sinus doctor in NYC would be happy to discuss sinus disorders and treatments in more detail with you. To schedule a consultation, please call 646.943.7985 or request an appointment online at our NYC office.

WHAT PATIENTS SAY ABOUT DR. SHIN

Edward J. Shin, M.D.

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Of Mount Sinai

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985