Are you taking antibiotics several times per year for sinus infections?

At West Houston ENT and Sleep Center, we know it isn’t necessary to live with that kind of suffering. Sinus infections, also known as Sinusitis, are defined as inflammation of one or more sinuses – the hollow cavities within the bones of the face. The sinuses are lined by mucous membranes that normally produce fluid which drains into the nasal passages and is swallowed throughout the day. When those drainage sites are blocked and the sinuses cannot drain, an infection may develop. Often, poorly controlled nasal allergies, septal deformities, or nasal polyps contribute to the development of sinus infections.

Sinus infections can be extremely painful and tend to recur in those that are prone to them. However, many patients live with recurring sinus infections for fear that the treatment is worse than the disease.

 

At West Houston ENT and Sleep Center, we offer the latest minimally invasive nasal and sinus procedures with minimal post-op recovery, allowing for a quick return to normal activity. We thoroughly evaluate your sinonasal anatomy and nasal allergies to develop a customized treatment plan.

Treatment options include Balloon Sinuplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, and Allergy Management and Treatment.

 

If you think you have recurrent sinus infections and would like to get treated, contact us today. We can help you get the relief you crave.

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"I suffered from repeated and severe bouts of sinus and ear infections for many years and undertook sinus and ear tube surgery in the past with another doctor which ultimately proved unsuccessful. Following my move to Houston and a particularly miserable few weeks of allergy induced sinus and ear infection, I visited Dr James Ludwick's office. The doctor performed an in-office camera exam and I was able to watch live images of my nasal passages and sinuses to see what was going on. A CT Sinus scan was subsequently recommended. Dr Ludwick spent time with me to show me these scans and discuss in detail what the problems were. Having gone through surgery before, I was extremely reluctant to undergo another procedure. The time Dr Ludwick spent showing me the scans and explaining what was going on, really helped me understand why I was repeatedly getting sick and what Dr Ludwick believed could be done to help me.

My previous ENT Doctor only briefly explained what he thought was wrong and did not really go into the details of what the surgery would involved. I was simply advised that "you need sinus surgery". The time Dr Ludwick spent to explain my problems and show me what was going on really helped me to understand and trust Dr Ludwick. His professional demeanour and competence won me over and I decided my best hope to lead a more healthy life was to undertake another procedure to insert ear tubes and perform functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The procedure was less unpleasant than I imagined and the recovery time was only around 5 days. My quality of life has improved markedly since this procedure and I no longer suffer from repeated infections. My energy levels, sense of taste and smell are all restored. If you suffer from sinus or ear infections and are tired of the misery these bring, I highly recommend the work of Dr James Ludwick.”

David McNaught

 
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