Improving The Way You Function and Feel
“Compassionate,” “knowledgeable,” “comprehensive,” “friendly” and “caring” are words that our patients frequently use to describe the certified physicians and specialists at Lake ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery. Our practice was built on the trust of our patients and the education and experience that we have on our side. As our name would suggest, Lake Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates know noses. Whether you suffer from congestion that results in excruciating headaches or overall breathing difficulties, our dynamic team of highly trained professionals can provide an expert diagnosis and determine a comprehensive, optimal treatment plan to correct your sinus disorder.
Our facilities in Leesburg, The Villages® and Tavares most commonly see patients who suffer from congestion and are unsure of what is causing the complication. No matter what condition you suffer from, our specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that flawlessly fulfills your specific needs.
For those who suffer from chronic sinusitis, you may be an ideal candidate for the minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty procedure. This procedure is much less traumatic than traditional sinus procedures of the past and provide for less blood loss, less post-surgery discomfort and quicker healing which means less down time (results and recovery vary by patient). Generally, this procedure is done in-office at one of our three Lake County locations.
Common Sinus Disorders
There are several common sinus problems that can affect your overall health. The conditions that we most commonly treat include:
Sinusitis – According to a study by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, approximately 12 percent of Americans under the age of 45 have symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which is one of the leading forms of chronic disease with an estimated 18 million cases seen by specialists each year. Sinusitis is the medical term for a reoccurring sinus infection in which the nasal cavities become swollen and vigorously inflamed. The condition hampers the ability of your sinuses to drain properly, causing excessive mucus and fluid buildup within your sinus cavity. A sinus infection is often caused by the common cold, but it can also be prompted by foreign bacteria, allergies and fungal infections.
Sinus Blockages – If the space in your sinus that is responsible for drainage becomes blocked, mucus and fluid back up. The blockage causes extreme pressure within your sinus cavities and can result in difficulty breathing.
Narrow Sinuses – Some patients have elongated, narrower sinus cavities which can mean the drainage space is thinner and may become easily blocked with mucus and fluid. A blockage can result in headaches, pressure within your sinuses, and infection.
Deviated Septum – Having a deviated septum means that the thin strip of bone and cartilage that separates your two nasal pathways is not perfectly centered. Although some patients are born with a deviated septum, most acquire it from trauma to their noses. A deviated septum can cause difficulty breathing or may result in a sinus disorder.
Sinus Sensitivity and Allergies – If you test positive for allergies or your physician determines that you are an allergy sufferer, it is critical to your overall health to seek treatment through prescription medications to manage your condition. Our specialists may be able to prescribe medication that is customized to fulfill your specific needs and provide you with the relief that you deserve. Severe sinus pressure can consequently develop if your allergies are not properly treated, and other critical reactions may occur if you have an allergic reaction.
Contact Us If You Suffer from a Sinus Disorder
Are your sinuses keeping you from enjoying the world around you? At Lake ENT in Leesburg, Tavares and The Villages®, our ENT specialists understand how troublesome sinus pressure can be and how dramatically it can alter the way you feel on a daily basis. Make your health a priority by contacting our practice. By reaching out to us, you are taking the first step toward enhancing your senses and improving your wellbeing.