By: yell0wduck0
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
Sacramento ENT offers a medical group that cannot be matched by any other group. They are knowledgeable and personal with their patients. I have been a patient for 2 years and I have never had a problem with the staff.
By: Marla H.
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
I felt comfortable enough to ask the staff about my insurance and what it covered. I was happy they were able to answer my questions and explain what was going on with my situation.
By: bennett7201
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
The doctor's are very up to date on the technology and medical instruments that they use. I know that I am getting the best care possible at Sacramento ENT.
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By: Sandra W.
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
Outstanding knowledge of anything ear nose and throat Dr. M left us in awe because of his prowess and and surgical technique. Thank you sir
By: mk8926
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
I worked with two of the doctors and each of them were able to answer all of my questions and explain to me what I had going on in my body.
By: jeff9889
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
I like that everyone at Sacramento ENT was friendly and courteous. They helped me feel comfortable during my appointments.
By: Lindsey O.
Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat
10 out of 10 in comfort level and quality. I trust them with my health and my family's health.
Tips & Advices
Balloon sinuplasty, or BSP, is a treatment for people with chronic or recurrent sinusitis. It's a safe, noninvasive and highly effective procedure that is becoming more common among ENTs. To perform BSP, the doctor inserts a small, flexible catheter into the sinus passageway. Next, the catheter is expanded, as like a balloon, to open up the cavity and allow built-up mucus to drain. This also widens the sinus cavity and restructures it to discourage further blockage after the procedure is completed. Then, a saline solution is sprayed into the cavity to wash out any remaining pus or mucus. Finally, the balloon is removed. Most patients find they experience fewer sinus-related symptoms and little to no device-related complications following the procedure.
For basic cases, a decongestant or saline nasal wash can treat sinusitis. A doctor can prescribe these or recommend an over-the-counter remedy. If the sinusitis persists for more than three days, further treatment should be sought. In other cases, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics or steroids. These often are taken over the course of 10 days to two weeks. Warm, moist air, such as that created by a vaporizer or a bowl of hot water, may also treat chronic sinusitis.
Pressure in the ears, also called ear barotrauma, is caused by blockage in the Eustachian tube, which spans from the rear of the nasal cavity to the middle of the ear space. Ear barotrauma is most commonly caused by altitude changes, as in plane rides, scuba diving, or hiking or driving through the mountains.
There are many causes of hoarseness. Common causes include:
  • Acute laryngitis
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use or strain on the vocal chords
Tonsils are two soft, small tissue masses located at the back of the throat. They are a part of the lymphatic system, which helps fight infections, though tonsils don't seem to play a large role in this process. Recurrent tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), which can be caused by strep throat or other infections, could mean having them removed.

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