A Quick Anatomy Lesson
Although often thought of as the same, the nasal cavity and sinus cavities are actually separate from one another. The nasal cavity allows for the passage of airflow to the lungs acting as both a humidifier and filter to airborne irritants. Our sinus cavities actually consist of 4 separate regions located below the eyes (maxillary sinuses), between the eyes (ethmoid sinuses), above the eyes (frontal sinuses), and behind the eyes (sphenoid sinuses). Located right next to our sinuses are critical and vital structures such as the brain, base of the skull, the orbit, the optic nerve, and the carotid artery just to name a few.
Whether we are treating allergies, chronic sinusitis, or advanced tumors of the sinus cavity, here at the Texas ENT Allergy & Sinus Center we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care. The field of Rhinology has seen tremendous advances in treatment and management of sinus and nasal disorders. The use of compound medicated sinus rinses, drug eluding sinus stents, in office balloon sinuplasty, minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, and intraoperative surgical navigation systems are just of a few of the many innovative treatment options we offer at our center. Through our step wise approach we provide an individualized treatment plans tailored to meet your specific needs. Our goal is to provide outstanding medical care focused on treating the person and not just the disease.