Nose & Sinus

Nose & Sinus

Nose and sinus problems can truly stand in the way of your comfort and daily life. If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, sinusitis, a deviated septum or other troublesome condition, you deserve expert care.

Breathe easy! From a quick in-office procedure to treat nasal blockage, to the surgical treatment of sinusitis, the physicians at GKENT provide treatment for any and all nose and sinus disorders.


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Adenoid Infections

Adenoids are one the first lines of defense in keeping harmful bacteria and viruses out of the body. The most common problems occurring with the adenoids are recurrent or chronic infections and enlargement of either tissue.

Nasal Obstruction

Nasal Obstruction (blockage) has many causes including some environmental such as cold or sensitivity to various irritants and some surgical such as a deviated septum. The most common symptom of Nasal Obstruction is difficulty breathing.


The nose is rich in blood vessels therefore bleeding may easily occur as a result of an injury or minor complication such as drying of the nasal membranes. A GKENT physician should be consulted when a nosebleed is unable to be stopped at home, there is a considerable amount of blood lost, or you feel weak or faint.

Sinus Disorders

When blockage occurs between your sinuses and narrow passages, sinus disorders such as sinusitis, sinus headaches, or sinus pressure may present themselves.

GKENT physicians utilize comprehensive strategies that combine both medical and surgery for treatment of Nose & Sinus Disorders. A sampling of treatment options are listed below.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure in which GKENT physicians open up chronically inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries with balloon angioplasty.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery also removes blockages in the sinuses; however, utilizes an endoscope to magnify the sinus tissues and specialized instruments are then used to remove causes of sinus blockage.


Septoplasty is a procedure to repair a deviated septum.