NOSE AND SINUS ANATOMY
The sinuses are cavities, or air-filled pockets, near the nasal passage. The sinuses are lined with mucous membranes. There are four sinuses:
Ethmoid sinus: located inside the face, around the area of the bridge of the nose
Maxillary sinus: located inside the face, around the area of the cheeks.
Frontal sinus: located inside the face, in the area of the forehead.
Sphenoid sinus: located deep in the face, behind the nose.
Septum: made up of cartilage and bone and covered by mucous membranes, divides the nose in half.
ALLERGIES EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine. Histamine causes inflammation and fluid production in the fragile linings of nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis. Once inflamed, the sinus cavities become a fertile ground for viruses, and bacteria resulting in infection. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to enlarge the opening of the sinuses, reduce blockage and improve sinus drainage.
This inflammation of the sinuses occurs when the sinus opening becomes blocked, preventing mucus from draining properly. Chronic sinusitis is a widespread condition affecting 37 million Americans. It causes cold-like symptoms that include congestion, runny nose, sore throat, facial pain and swelling, loss of smell or taste, bad breath, fatigue and headache.
SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA
About 45% of all U.S. adults snore at least occasionally, and around 1 in every 4 are habitual snorers. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person stops breathing when they are asleep. It has been estimated that 1 in 3 men and 1 in 6 women are affected by some form of this condition. When the upper airways become blocked, this can lead to sleep disruption, reduced quality sleep, and snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition in which snoring can lead to a complete lack of airflow or inhibited breathing while asleep. Our team of sleep and snoring specialists offer diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, including nonsurgical, minimally-invasive, and surgical treatments tailored to each patient’s needs.
Nasal airway obstruction (NAO) is one of the most common complaints among patients who see an ENT physician, and its treatment can result in significant improvements in quality of life.
The LATERA implant is an option that may help you breathe better. The small LATERA implant is placed in the side wall of your nose. This supports your lateral nasal cartilage, which may reduce your nasal obstruction symptoms and help you breathe better.
What Is Chronic Rhinitis?
Chronic rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the nasal mucosa causing excessive mucus secretion (runny nose), congestion, nasal itching and sneezing.
If you suffer with a constant runny nose, drainage down your throat (post nasal drip) and/or congestion , you may try ClariFix. ClariFix is a clinically-proven, minimally invasive cryotherapy (localized freezing) that uses a cooling probe to freeze a small area in the back of the nose. ClariFix is used to help treat people who suffer from chronic rhinitis. By freezing the tissue, it helps relieve the inflammation and pain.
NASAL SEPTUM AND SEPTOPLASTY:
The nasal septum is a thin wall that separates your right and left nasal cavities. Ideally, it is situated in the center of your nose. If the septum is deviated, it may make it hard to breathe or impair nasal drainage.
A septoplasty is a procedure meant to straighten the deviated cartilage within the septum. Septoplasty is an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 25 – 45 minutes. Septoplasty is performed entirely through the nose, and leaves no external scars or bruising after the surgery.
What Is Turbinate Hypertrophy?
The turbinates are two spongy curled bones that protrude into the nasal passages. They can be found on both sides of the nasal cavity and are separated by the nasal septum. The soft tissue covering them is responsible for humidifying, heating, and filtering inhaled air.
Chronic stuffy nose is often caused by enlargement (hypertrophy) of the inferior turbinate. Congested nasal obstruction can impair normal breathing, forcing patients to breathe through the mouth and often affects their daily activities. Enlarged turbinates can also contribute to headaches and sleep disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, as the nasal airway is the normal breathing route during sleep.
A small wand with a suction device is used to remove the excess tissue inside the inferior turbinate. The procedure takes only a few minutes, is virtually painless and results in a dramatic improvement in nasal airflow.
It is our mission to provide our patients with a complete and exceptional, cutting edge medical care to treat complex diseases of nose and paranasal sinuses.
We perform these procedures in a friendly, highly professional and respectful environment.
Our highly trained surgeon specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to achieve these goals.
With a practice committed to specialized care and compassion, every member of our team adheres to a philosophy of patient service and complete satisfaction.
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about Daniel S. Samadi, M.D.
is a board-certified and fellowship trained otolaryngologist with extensive expertise in treating Ear, Nose, Throat disorders in children of all ages. Our goal is to provide the most innovative, comprehensive and state of the art technological care to children and their families.
Since 2003, Dr. Samadi has held the esteemed position as the director of The Cochlear Implant Center. The center, one of only few in New Jersey, provides the breakthrough treatment of cochlear implantation for pediatric and adult patients with profound sensorineural (nerve) hearing loss. Dr. Samadi graduated summa cum laude in Biochemistry from New York University. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with high honors, Dr. Samadi completed his internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
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