Sinus Surgery & 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 Surgery NYC

Sinus Surgery & Treatments

Undergoing sinus surgery in NYC can improve breathing and relieve the unpleasant symptoms of sinus-related disorders. Dr. Edward Shin is a leading sinus surgeon and the director of New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center. Dr. Shin specializes in numerous sinus surgeries to address a variety of concerns. When the sinuses fail to drain properly (often due to an obstruction or deviation), fluid can build up in the sinus cavities; this buildup can contribute to sinus headaches, facial pressure, inflammation, and congestion. Sinus surgery in NYC can open the sinus pathways and clear blockages that limit airflow and contribute to recurring infections. Unlike over-the-counter remedies that mostly focus on controlling symptoms, sinus surgery can correct the underlying causes of your sinus condition to provide long-lasting relief. Advances in technology have resulted in revolutionary sinus surgery techniques that allow ENT doctors to perform procedures with the utmost precision, safety, and efficiency. Learn more about the techniques offered at our NYC sinus surgery center.

What Can Sinus Surgery In NYC Treat?

NYC sinus surgery can help remove obstructions and blockages of the sinuses. Sinus surgery can be performed using an endoscope and digital imaging for a clear and accurate look at the nasal passages and sinuses. Surgical techniques can open sinus pathways and allow the sinuses to properly drain. Growths, such as nasal polyps, tumors, or mucoceles can be surgically removed.

Sinus surgery can also address structural concerns, such as septal deviations or enlarged turbinates. An injury or accident can cause a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage and bone that separates the nostrils is deflected. Sinus surgery can repair a septal deviation to open the flow of air through the nose.

Enlarged turbinates of the nasal passageways can also block airflow. If these turbinates are too large, then this can interfere with breathing. Sinus surgery can reduce the size of nasal turbinates for long-lasting relief.

Which Sinus Surgery Treatments Do You Offer?

We offer septoplasty to correct a deviated septum, turbinate reduction to improve nasal airflow, ethmoidectomy to remove nasal blockages, balloon sinuplasty to relieve congestion, and endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinuses and allow for proper drainage.

Sinus Surgery In NYC

Septoplasty Sinus Surgery

Septoplasty is recommended for patients suffering from a deviated septum. If you are experiencing a septal deviation, then you may have trouble fully breathing through one or both nostrils. A deviated septum can also cause congestion and may contribute to nosebleeds or other symptoms. At New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center, Dr. Edward Shin can perform septoplasty to repair septal deviations and restore proper airflow through the nose.

Septoplasty

SEPTOPLASTY
FOR PATIENTS WITH A DEVIATED SEPTUM
STRAIGHTENS BONE & CARTILAGE OF THE SEPTUM (BETWEEN THE NOSTRILS)
CAN IMPROVE AIRFLOW THROUGH THE NOSE
OFTEN COMBINED WITH TURBINATE REDUCTION

Turbinate Reduction / Turbinoplasty Surgery

Your nose has 3 types of turbinates on each side: the superior, middle, and inferior. These structures warm, humidify, and filter the air we breathe. Certain conditions, including chronic infections or allergies, can cause the nasal turbinates to enlarge, which can reduce the flow of air through your nose. Turbinate reduction (also known as turbinoplasty) can surgically reduce the size of enlarged turbinates to improve breathing.

Turbinate Reduction / Turbinoplasty

TURBINATE REDUCTION
FOR PATIENTS WITH ENLARGED NASAL TURBINATES
SURGICALLY REDUCES THE SIZE OF TURBINATES (LOCATED ALONG THE NASAL CAVITY)
CAN IMPROVE BREATHING & FLOW OF AIR THROUGH THE NOSE
OFTEN COMBINED WITH SEPTOPLASTY FOR COMPREHENSIVE RESULTS

Ethmoidectomy Sinus Surgery

The ethmoid sinuses are honeycomb-shaped cells that help lubricate the nose. If these sinuses become blocked, then fluid can back up into the sinus cavity. These blockages can contribute to chronic sinus infections, inflammation, congestion, and more. Undergoing an ethmoidectomy can surgically remove bone and tissue to clear obstructions and allow the ethmoid sinuses to properly drain.

Ethmoidectomy

ETHMOIDECTOMY
FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC SINUS PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM THE ETHMOID SINUSES
SURGICALLY REMOVES INFECTED TISSUE & BONE IN THE ETHMOID SINUSES TO ALLOW FOR PROPER DRAINING
CAN TREAT CHRONIC SINUS INFECTIONS & SINUSITIS SYMPTOMS
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNIQUE IS USED; NO EXTERNAL INCISIONS

Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery

Balloon sinuplasty is an innovative type of sinus surgery than can widen sinus pathways and flush out congestion. Balloon sinuplasty uses specialized balloon dilation devices to gently open the sinus pathways. Our sinus surgeon will then flush out the sinuses to remove blockages and buildup. Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and patients can expect less downtime and recovery than traditional sinus surgery techniques.

Balloon Sinuplasty

BALLOON SINUPLASTY
FOR PATIENTS WITH BLOCKED SINUSES RELATED TO DRAINAGE ISSUES
USES BALLOON DILATION DEVICES TO WIDEN SINUS PATHWAYS & FLUSH OUT CONGESTION
CAN RELIEVE RHINITIS SYMPTOMS WITHOUT REMOVING TISSUE OR BONE
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SINUS SURGERY RESULTING IN LESS DOWNTIME & RECOVERY

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Evolving technology has led to more efficient sinus surgery techniques than ever before. Endoscopic sinus surgery can clear nasal obstructions and improve sinus drainage using an endoscope. The endoscope is inserted into the nasal pathways and transmits real-time images of the sinuses. Endoscopic sinus surgery can help sinus surgeons correct issues with better precision.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
FOR PATIENTS EXPERIENCING BLOCKAGES DUE TO INFECTION OR INFLAMMATION
USES ENDOSCOPE & GUIDED IMAGING SYSTEM TO SEE INSIDE THE SINUSES & NASAL PASSAGES
CAN OPEN THE AFFECTED SINUSES TO IMPROVE DRAINAGE & RELIEVE SYMPTOMS
ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS FOR GREATER PRECISION
New York Sinus Surgery

Which Type Of Sinus Surgery Is Right For Me?

At New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center, we offer various sinus surgery techniques depending on the needs of each patient. After a thorough examination at our NYC office, Dr. Shin can recommend which type of sinus surgery is ideal for you. In some cases, sinus surgery procedures may be combined to address multiple conditions at once.

Is There Downtime Following Sinus Surgery?

As with any surgery, patients should expect some downtime post-treatment to allow for optimal healing. In general, sinus surgery may require 7-10 days off work and anywhere from 4-6 weeks of healing time. However, some procedures, such as a balloon sinuplasty, require less healing time than other types of sinus surgery. The exact timelines will vary depending on your specific procedure. Dr. Edward Shin can discuss the specifics of your treatment, as well as after-care instructions, during your sinus surgery consultation.

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

Our sinus surgeon in NYC would be happy to discuss sinus surgery 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