Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become inflamed, resulting in their openings becoming blocked and filled with fluid. Upper East Side ENT doctor Dr. Shari Reitzen offers treatment for sinusitis.
Treatment Options for Sinusitis
Treatment for sinusitis involves either medication (decongestants, anti-inflammatories, antihistamines, antifungals, antibiotics, etc.) or surgery. Dr. Reitzen usually tries medication first; then, if that is unsuccessful or the symptoms are too severe, surgery will be the next step.
Surgery for sinusitis can remove small amounts of bone or other material that is blocking the sinus openings. Surgery can also remove growths that are blocking the sinuses (nasal polyps). Dr. Reitzen will use an endoscope to help her find and remove/reduce whatever is causing the blockage. Recovery after surgery takes approximately one month, but patients are usually able to able to return to their normal activities within about one week.