We offer same-day, in office CT scanning of your sinuses using a Xoran MiniCAT(TM) scanner. This technology enables us to rapidly examine your sinuses for inflammation or infection while simultaneously delivering a radiation dose significantly lower than a conventional CT scanner.
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We offer in clinic allergy tests during Sinus and Allergy Center visits. A skin prick allergy tests is done by placing a drop of a solution containing a possible allergen on the skin, and a series of scratches or needle pricks allows the solution to enter the skin. If the skin develops a red, raised itchy area (called a wheal), it usually means that the person is allergic to that allergen. The test takes about 20-40 minutes.
Using endoscopic techniques, the Balloon Sinuplasty™ system enables qualified otolaryngologists to dilate obstructed sinus ostia in patients suffering from sinusitis. The system is based on flexible catheter and wire technology specifically designed to navigate the tortuous sinus anatomy with minimal trauma. All 510(k) products have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Radiofrequency coblation utilizes a radiofrequency generated plasma to remove and shrink soft tissue where it is applied. It is commonly applied to the nasal turbinate tissue to reduce the size of enlarged nasal turbinates. This procedure can be done in the clinic to relieve nasal obstruction in some patients.
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We offer Restech pharyngeal pH probe testing to evaluate patients for acid reflux induced complaints of the upper airway. This technology allows us to comfortably evaluate the pH of your upper airway over a 24 hour period.