Sinus and Allergy / Balloon Sinuplasty
Sinus & Allergy Treatment at Aspen Ridge ENT
Aspen Ridge ENT offers treatment for a wide variety of sinus and nasal conditions including allergies, deviated septum and sinusitis conditions. Our treatment options for chronic sinusitis now include the breakthrough and minimally invasive, Balloon Sinuplasty.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure now available at Aspen Ridge ENT. Balloon Sinuplasty relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. With Balloon Sinuplasty, Dr. Mawn can safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially-designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal bleeding. This approach also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses. Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked arteries, Balloon Sinuplasty, a system of FDA-cleared, catheter-based instruments, opens blocked sinuses. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. It allows most patients to return to normal activities quickly.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially-designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal sinus drainage without cutting and with minimal bleeding. This approach also preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications may benefit from an evaluation with Aspen Ridge ENT. Dr. Mawn is a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician who performs Balloon Sinuplasty, and can help to determine if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for treating your individual sinus condition.
Pediatric ENT Disorders
Aspen Ridge ENT offers treatment for a wide variety of pediatric sinus, nasal and hearing conditions including:
- Ear Infections
If your child is in need of an ENT specialist for chronic tonsillitis, allergies, ear infections or other ENT conditions, be assured our physicians will provide excellent care and provide a comfortable atmosphere for you and your child.
We offer cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck and ear to treat conditions including deviated septum, rhinoplasty (nose), face lift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids, hair loss, and other ear deformities.
Hearing and Balance
At Aspen Ridge ENT, our audiologist provides exceptional hearing health care to both pediatric and adult patients. We specialize in hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, and balance testing. Our medical model approach integrates audiology (hearing) and otolaryngology (ENT services), providing a complete circle of hearing care for our patients. Our values of strength, compassion, hope, innovation, and expertise are strongly represented in our commitment to patient care.
Our audiology services include:
- Hearing evaluations
- Assessments for balance disorders
- Hearing aid consultations and fittings
- Hearing aid evaluations and repairs
- Custom ear molds (noise protection, musicians, swimming)
- Newborn hearing evaluations
Voice & Swallowing
Our laryngology care includes diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems. Common conditions we treat are chronic sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections and tumors.
Head & Neck Surgery
Our Otolaryngologists treat cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck (nose/sinuses, mouth, throat, voice box and upper esophagus), including the thyroid and parathyroid. Surgical procedures offered include:
- Head & Neck Tumors
- Thyroid Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Skin cancers and melanomas located on the head, face or neck as part of comprehensive treatment plan and collaboration with cancer treatment team.