At Lovelace hospitals, we treat a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the areas commonly affected by these illnesses, including the head and neck.
Our skilled and compassionate teams of physicians, therapists and nurses treat diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, sinuses and larynx, including hearing loss, problems swallowing or speaking, sinusitis and more.
Lovelace Medical Center
601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Lovelace Westside Hospital
10501 Golf Course Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Lovelace Women's Hospital
4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell
117 E. 19th St.
Roswell, NM 88201
Impact of sinusitis
More than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis every year, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country
Traditionally, those who suffer from the pain, pressure and other symptoms of recurring and persisting sinus infections have two routes to relief:
(1) medical therapy (antibiotics, steroids, etc.)
(2) functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
Now, qualified patients have a new treatment option, a simple office procedure called balloon sinus dilation.
Balloon sinus dilation is a minimally invasive treatment option that can be performed by Dr. Ian Alexander from the New Mexico Sinus Institute, right here, at Lovelace Westside Hospital. The objective of balloon sinus dilation is to reshape anatomy to expand sinus pathways and restore drainage. The procedure utilizes small balloons placed in key places in the nose and sinus, which are then dilated to expand the sinus pathways. It may be an effective, lasting option for some patients whose symptoms do not resolve with medication.[i]
The balloon sinus dilation procedure may not require general anesthesia, and in many cases the patient is able to resume normal activities within 24 hours.[ii] Dr. Alexander can determine if your condition is one that may benefit from balloon sinus dilation and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this treatment option.
Discuss Balloon Sinus Dilation with the New Mexico Sinus Institute today!
Dr. Alexander is a trained and experienced user of balloon sinus dilation technologies. Call us today at 994.9435 to make an appointment to determine if balloon sinus dilation is right for you.
To learn more about sinusitis treatment options and balloon sinus dilation, visit www.SinusSurgeryOptions.com.
Balloon sinus dilation technology may be used to treat certain conditions affecting the sinus above your eyebrows, behind your cheeks and eyes. Your physician will need to determine if your condition is one that may benefit from this treatment and can help you understand the risks and benefits of this procedure. To learn more about this procedure and the potential risks, ask your physician.
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.