Dr. Stacey Hudson uses balloon sinus surgery at his Reno ENT practice to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
Reno, NV – Dr. Stacey Hudson treats many patients for sinusitis (also known as rhinosinusitis) at his Reno ENT practice. There are two major types of sinusitis—acute and chronic—and some patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis have been benefiting from an innovative technique called balloon sinus surgery. One of Dr. Hudson’s recent patients, Amity Adams, found relief from facial pressure, headaches, and more as a result of this new procedure.
Amity Adams had suffered from chronic sinusitis for as long as she could remember. While acute sinusitis is categorized as persistent cold symptoms such as nasal congestion and facial pressure, these symptoms do eventually resolve themselves. Chronic sinusitis, on the other hand, causes the patient to suffer these symptoms for periods longer than three months and may require more rigorous treatment options.
“I really had a hard time clearing up any type of cold, any type of nasal problems,” said Adams. According to Dr. Hudson, millions of Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis. An experienced Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist at Advanced Otolaryngology Associates, his private practice, Dr. Hudson uses CT scans to help diagnose the condition and determine candidacy for balloon-sinuplasty.
Balloon-sinuplasty functions very similarly to angioplasty—rather than using a surgical balloon to clear an artery in the heart, a similar flexible balloon catheter is used in sinuplasty to clear the nasal passages. Once inflated, the balloon widens the walls of the nasal passages while protecting the sinus lining of the patient. This 30-minute FDA-approved procedure is performed under local anesthesia and most patients are able to return to their normal activities as soon as they leave Dr. Hudson’s office.
After her balloon sinus surgery, Adams regained the ability to breathe through her nose and no longer suffered from facial pressure, headaches, or nasal discharge. Dr. Hudson highlights that balloon sinus surgery has been proven to provide long-lasting relief and is much less invasive than endoscopic sinus surgery. Advanced Otolaryngology Associates is the only office in Northern Nevada providing in-office balloon sinus treatments and Dr. Hudson is happy to offer an innovative procedure that gives his chronic sinusitis patients sustained relief using a minimally invasive technique.
About Stacey Hudson, MD
Dr. Stacey Hudson earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Dr. Hudson is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.
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