Sinusitis in Flagstaff, AZ
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What Is Sinusitis?
Affecting mucus drainage in the nose, sinusitis is a temporary infection that may last up to a month while chronic sinusitis can last three months or longer. Caused by an infection, nasal polyps, or the swelling of the lining of the sinuses, sinusitis can also develop from allergic reactions. Some common signs and symptoms of sinusitis include:
- Runny nose
- Postnasal drainage down the back of the throat
- Stuffy nose
- Loss of sense of smell and taste
- Tenderness or pressure around the eyes, cheeks, or forehead
Our expert team at Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery can help you breathe normally again. To set up a consultation, contact our Flagstaff, AZ office today and improve your quality of life.
How Is Sinusitis Treated?
Our medical team may treat some forms of bacterial sinusitis with prescribed antibiotics. If the cause is fungal, we may recommend an antifungal medication or nasal corticosteroid spray to prevent or reduce inflammation. Other noninvasive remedies include treatments for allergies causing sinusitis and other oral or injected medications to reduce the size of the nasal polyps and lessen congestion. However, severe sinus infections or chronic sinusitis may require methods for relief, including:
Balloon sinuplasty: If you suffer from severe sinus infections or chronic sinusitis, you may want to consider a functional endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that we offer to expand infected nasal passages. Sinusitis occurs when the nasal passage inflames, reducing the size of passages and preventing mucus and bacteria from properly draining, leading to breathing issues.
Turbinate reduction: Turbinates clean and humidify air as it passes through the nostrils into the lungs, but the bony structure surrounding vascular tissue and a mucous membrane can become inflamed by an infection, allergies, or some other irritation. Turbinate reduction takes ten minutes and involves a needle-like instrument inserted into the turbinates, transmitting radiofrequency energy to reduce inflammation, improve airflow through the nose, and enable sinuses to drain properly.
Sinus surgery with Propel®: A lightweight sinus stent targets inflammation in the sinuses and provides relief for chronic sinusitis. The stent dissolves in about 45 days.
Sinus surgery with SINUVA®: This FDA-approved stent shrinks nasal polyps, expands the ethmoid sinus, and improves the sense of smell, delivering anti-inflammatory medication for 90 days until removed by a physician.
Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery turns to Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson MedTech for innovative surgical technologies, instruments, and products to help treat some of the most challenging ear, nose, and throat conditions. Our practitioners utilize TruDi® Navigation-First ENT technology by Acclarent®, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. Powered by artificial intelligence, TruDi Navigation uses advanced software-guided navigation to provide real-time 3D guidance, anatomical mapping, and other surgical insights to help ENT surgeons as they perform a variety of ENT treatments.
Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Reviews
I am very pleased to be a patient in Dr. Fratianni’s practice. My chronic ear/nasal issues were negatively affecting my quality of life and I needed expert advice. Dr. Fratianni took the time to advise me on my test results. She incorporated my results into a comprehensive medical plan, one that supports better health and wellness. Dr. Fratianni has given me the confidence to become my own advocate/ partner in my health care — for this I am thankful. Now, my quality of life has improved and I can enjoy my active lifestyle again. Thank you Crystal Canyon ENT
Went for hearing loss,1 ear. CCENT made an appintment for next day, took me on time, measured hearing in a sound-proof room, cleaned my ears, found an infection in the ear & nose, wrote a prescription & protocol, all in 30min, no rush, just no wasted time. Hearing’s now better than ever. Thanks!
I started my journey with Crystal Canyon in 2022. Tey are very informative and surgery was scheduled quickly. Well the day came for surgery and found out I had COVID. Surgery was cancelled. I got rescheduled for May of 2023, (this was due to my schedule not Crystal Canyons). When surgery came it went very well, I could not be happier. The results and outcome are life changing. Communication with the office is good. Doctor is attentive and takes time to explain things when you have questions. I definitely recommend and have recommended Crystal Canyon to other friends.
A truly great practice! Everyone there is super knowledgeable and seems to genuinely care about everyone they interact with - both in person and over the phone. I have had surgery through this clinic and have always had exceptional care.
Doctors are very knowledgeable. Great staff. Dr Fratianni is great.
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Sinus infections are common, but they don’t have to keep you down. Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of nonsurgical and surgical procedures to help individuals find relief from frequent sinus infections. To set up a consultation, contact our Flagstaff, AZ practice for help.