DeSoto Ear, Nose and Throat is a full service ear, nose, and throat office. Some of the specific problems that our physicians treat are:
- Nasal and Sinus Disease
- Ear Infections and Disease
- Tonsil and Adenoids Problems
- Hearing Loss
- Thyroid Disorders
- Dizziness and Balance Problems
We also provide many services to our patients in our office:
Our surgeons perform many different surgical procedures, including the latest advances in sinus surgery.
- Safe and Effective
- Clinically Proven
- Minimally Invasive
- Minimal Discomfort
- Quick Recovery Time
If you are one of the 37 million Americans suffering from sinus problems, relief for your sinuses could be as easy as a tiny balloon.
A clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure for treating sinus disease is now available at DeSoto ENT. The Balloon Sinuplasty system uses a small catheter and balloon to quickly and gently open blocked sinuses.
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States. Patients typically suffer from headaches, congestion, drainage, and fatigue. This can seriously impact a person’s physical, functional, and emotional quality of life. Traditionally, sinusitis patients were treated with medical therapy, or conventional sinus surgery known as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery which usually involves the removal of tissue and bone to open up blocked sinus passageways.
DeSoto ENT is now offering a minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus disease called Balloon Sinuplasty. Balloon Sinuplasty utilizes a small flexible balloon catheter, placed through the nasal passage, to gently dilate open the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage and function without the removal of tissue and bone. This results in less postoperative discomfort and faster recovery times.
Multiple studies have confirmed the safety and efficacy of Balloon Sinuplasty. An international, multi-center study, CLEAR1, published in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery2, confirmed the efficacy and safety of the procedure.
The CLEAR study reported:
- 91.6% functional patency rate at one year3
- No serious adverse events at two years4
- Symptom improvement for 85% of patients across the two year postoperative period.5
Sinusitis patients who are considering their options can learn more about Balloon Sinuplasty by contacting DeSoto ENT for an evaluation by one of our experienced, compassionate physicians and by visiting www.balloonsinuplasty.com
1 The Clinical Evaluation to Confirm Safety and Efficacy in the Paranasal Sinuses (CLEAR) – multi-center, prospective, non-randomized study.
2 Bolger, W., et al, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2007; 137:10-20.
3 Kuhn, FA., et al, Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy: One –year follow-up, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2008; 139, S27-S37.
4 Weiss, RL., et al, Long-term outcome analysis balloon catheter sinusotomy, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2008: 139, S38-S46.
5 As reported by patients using SNOT-20.
We offer a full range of hearing aids with the latest styles and digital technology. Please visit our hearing loss page to see more about hearing aids.
We are able to draw a single sample of blood to test for all types of allergies. For treatment we offer both allergy drops and shots. Allergy drops offer a pain free treatment for allergies for those patients that qualify. There is no appointment necessary for allergy shots.
Vestibular Testing for Diagnosing the Causes of Dizziness
Signs and Symptoms of Dizziness
- Room spinning
- Off balance sensation
- Faintness or weakness
- Motion Sickness
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Stumbling when walking
- Nauseated with movement
Instructions for dizzy patients:
- The testing will take about two hours
- The test is essentially painless, but you may feel dizzy or nauseated for some time after the test. We recommend that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment.
- Do not take the following medications for at least 48 hours prior to your appointment: Anti-dizzy medication (Meclizine, Antivert, Dramamine, etc.), sleeping pills, central nervous system suppressants (Xanax, Valium, pain medications, muscle relaxants), and antihistamines
- Do not discontinue medications for blood pressure control, cardiac or circulatory problems, diabetes or other medications for similar medical disorders.
- No alcohol for 24 hours prior to appointment
- Do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to appointment
- Do not wear eye make-up the day of your test
Videonystagmography (VNG) Testing
To determine the cause of dizziness and balance disorders.
Evoked Potential Testing
Such as Audio Brainstem Response (ABR), to assess the auditory pathway and screen for acoustic neuromas.
To measure inner ear pressure related to Meniere’s Disease of buildup of fluid in the inner ear (hydrops).