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Dr. Edgar Lueg, MD, FACS, FRCSC
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What are the Pros and Cons of Having Balloon Sinuplasty in the Doctor’s Office Versus in an Operating Room?

I am very often asked this question by patients especially when their Out of Pocket Payment may be more or less in one or the other. Some of this relates to things specific to each individual patient and their insurance, ENT Doctor’s experience, etc but the following are generally a good guideline to the Pros and Cons of having your procedure in your Doctor’s Office versus in an Operating Room.

Where should you have your balloon sinuplasty performed? Read more...


How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure, which can be done in the operating room under General Anesthesia. However, it is increasingly being done in the doctor’s office using only a nasal spray to numb up the inside of your nose.

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Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Turbinoplasty, Polyps & Polypectomy – What does it all mean?

This is perhaps the most common nasal symptom that I hear from patients. Unfortunately it can mean very different things to different people. So it is my job as a Sinus and Nasal Specialist to try and figure out exactly what each particular patient means.

Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Turbinoplasty, Polyps & Polypectomy – What does it all mean? Read more...


What Exactly is Chronic Sinusitis?

When we talk about Chronic Sinusitis in ENT we are talking about a “chronic” or “long-term” (at least 6-8 weeks and often much longer) inflammation or “itis” of the moist thin skin that lines your sinuses (also called “mucosa”). Your sinuses are the air filled bone cavities in your facial bones. So when we say Chronic Sinusitis we are really just saying “long-term inflammation of your sinus linings”.

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How Do I Know If I Have Chronic Sinusitis?

This is perhaps the most common question I get from patients, family, and friends. It is also one of the most basic questions I am asking myself when I first see a new patient with persistent sinus or nasal symptoms.

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Does Balloon Sinuplasty REALLY Work? REALLY??

I am often asked skeptically, as I was this morning again by the Recovery Room Nurse taking care one of my patients who had just had his sinus openings dilated:

“Does Balloon Sinuplasty REALLY work?”

Before I give my two cents about how well it works let me explain a little bit about what the procedure itself is since it is relatively new (it first approved by the FDA in 2005).

What exactly is balloon sinuplasty? Read more...

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