Sinus surgery does not have to be daunting. As a leading sinus surgeon in Houston, where sinus and nasal problems are common, Dr. Cilento’s primary focus lies in his expertise of the nose. He treats paranasal sinuses, associated breathing problems, nasal reconstruction and acute and chronic sinus disease. Curing patients and helping them break the cycle and breathe is at the heart of everything he does.
Sinus Surgery : Endoscopic Nasal Procedures at Texas Sinus & Snoring
In Office Balloon Sinuplasty
Dr. Cilento was one of the early pioneers of in office balloon sinuplasty during his military career. It is widely accepted as a safe and effective cure for chronic sinusitis with success rates near 95%. It is a popular procedure due to its ease and effectiveness combined with its safety.
Instead of cutting open the sinuses, we use a balloon to gently dilate the sinus openings. The process permanently remodels the sinuses to help restore natural flow patterns. Dr Cilento can perform this in our state of the art surgical suite. Patients are either awake (45 minute procedure), or under twilight anesthesia. We use the most experienced Board Certified Anesthesiologists and CRNA’s in Houston for all anesthesia procedures.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
If you suffer from severe sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergic fungal sinusitis or are one of the 5% that fail balloon sinuplasty then endoscopic sinus surgery may be right for you. Dr. Cilento uses the latest video assisted technologies along with the most advanced navigation systems to surgically open the sinus cavities and improve the drainage patterns of the sinus cavities. He uses Endoscopes and microdebriders to precisely remove tissue with minimal trauma and maximum efficiency.
The extent of surgery depends on the severity of disease. Dr. Cilento has been doing this type of surgery for over 20 years. With the most severe disease, nothing beats experience when deciding on the right surgeon.
Skull Base Tumors
It is important to realize that skull base tumors can come in a variety of types and forms. For this reason, Dr. Cilento uses modern scanning technology to not only locate tumors but also select the best procedure for their removal.
Modern minimally invasive techniques utilizing access through the nostrils greatly facilitates the removal of skull base tumors and repair other disorders at the same time.
Common breathing problems normally arise from a variety of different problems. Functional Rhinoplasty involves surgical rectification to several nasal structures, including the septum (middle wall of the nose), the turbinate (the structures that regulate airflow), and natural narrowing of the nose (the external and internal nasal valves).
This procedure repairs and straightens a crooked septum to improve the nasal passage and is more than just functional repair. Cosmetic considerations are a big part of an excellent Septoplasty.
The turbinates are important structures. They act as a heat exchange system in the nose, warming and moistening the air we breathe. For this reason we don’t cut them out. Sometimes prolonged inflammation from allergies or chronic sinusitis can make them permanently obstructive.
Dr. Cilento uses the latest minimally invasive technology to decrease the size of the turbinates without disturbing the overlying mucosa. This procedure is quick and relatively painless. When performed alone it usually doesn’t require narcotic pain medication.
Complex Revision Sinus Surgery
Complex revision sinus surgery is the skilled diagnosis and management of recurrent sinus disease and skull base lesions. Patients go through this type of surgery if their first surgery was unsuccessful and didn’t fix the original problem or new issues have arisen.
From pre-operative planning, Dr. Cilento will recommend the relevant surgical techniques to provide an all-in-one solution for patients with a history of treatments and procedures.
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Diagnosing & Treating Sinus Disease
Diagnosing sinus disease is an easy and painless process that uses modern CT scanning technology. Scanning for diagnosis only takes a matter of seconds and is done right in our office.
Following the scan, patients can discuss diagnosis, options, and treatment directly with Dr. Cilento at your first appointment. Dr. Cilento has a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with issues of acute and chronic sinus disease.
Sinus Surgery Houston
If you're looking for a Houston sinus surgeon, look no farther. Dr. Cilento's experience as both a sinus surgeon and board certified facial plastics surgeon gives him a unique and complex understanding of the face, nose and sinuses. He created Texas Sinus & Snoring to offer patients in Houston, Spring, The Woodlands and Tomball a comprehensive sinus care experience...