From the category archives: Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose & Throat

There’s much more to Sinusitis than symptoms. Learning more about the condition can help you speak to your doctor about the best course of treatment.

Is It A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache?

It’s one of the most common medical problems we see in our office: Patients describe their headache symptoms, believing that spring and fall allergies are the forces behind their throbbing and aching. What these patients don’t realize is that their sinus headache may not be not a sinus headache, but a migraine, and therefore best managed through the services of a neurologist. But what is the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache? Find out more here.

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CT Scan

At Raleigh ENT we strive to provide excellent care. We also know that our patients are busy and appreciate convenience. We are pleased to be able to offer in office CT (CAT) scans for evaluation of the sinuses. What is a CT scan? CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are not needed for all patients, and your doctor will suggest what is appropriate when you are in for your visit. However, if a CT scan is needed, it can often be done during your visit. When is a CT scan needed? For example, sometimes a patient has been suffering with sinusitis for months. The primary care physician has provided appropriate treatment, yet nothing seems to work. After talking to her and examining her, her physician at Raleigh ENT decides more information is needed. A CT scan can ...

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First Blog Post

Welcome to Raleigh ENT’s first blog post. We want to use this space to provide updates about our practice. Mostly I anticipate this will be in the form of clinical information. We are excited about the new additions to our website and want to be able to connect to our patients through a variety of ways. The first topic is balloon sinuplasty. This is a relatively new tool we have to deal with chronic sinus infections. Through the years there have been important advances in the surgical treatment of sinus infections. In the 1980’s endoscopic surgery provided an enhanced view of the sinus passages and improved the accuracy of the procedure. In the 1990’s image guided techniques provided an intraoperative road map of the sinuses. This gives us anatomical detail on the order of several millimeters during a procedure and helps us to safely dissect within the sinus passages. Balloon sinuplasty is another important advancement. The goal of sinus surgery is to improve the natural drainage pathways. ...

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