Monroe Sinus Doctor – Looking for an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor? Look no further than Dr. Michael Freedman at Freedman ENT in Downriver, Michigan. Dr. Freedman treats patients for sinus problems, sleep medicine care, and allergies. Dr. Freedman currently sees patients from Monroe County, the Downriver Detroit Communities, and Northern Toledo.
Our practice was built on the trust of our patients and the education and experience that we have on our side. Whether you suffer from congestion that results in headaches or overall breathing difficulties, Dr. Freedman can provide expert diagnosis and determine a comprehensive, optimal treatment plan to correct your sinus disorder.
Dr. Michael Freedman most commonly sees patients who suffer from congestion and headaches and are unsure of what is causing the issue. No matter what condition you suffer from, our specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fulfills your specific needs.
For those who suffer from chronic sinusitis, you may be an ideal candidate for the minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. This procedure is much less traumatic than traditional sinus procedures of the past and provides for less blood loss, less post-surgery discomfort and quicker healing which means less downtime (results and recovery vary by the patient).
There are several common sinus problems that can affect your overall health. The conditions that we most commonly treat include:
Sinusitis – Sinusitis is the medical term for an infection in which the nasal and sinus cavities become swollen and inflamed. The condition hampers the ability of your sinuses to drain properly, causing excessive mucus and fluid buildup within your sinus cavity. A sinus infection is often caused by the common cold, but it can also be prompted by foreign bacteria, allergies, and fungal infections. Sinusitis usually can be treated with medications, but there are a high number of people who need more than one course of antibiotics to clear the infection or who have multiple infections during the year, or who never really seem to get over their infections and suffer chronically with some degree of symptoms that affects the quality of their life.
Sinus Blockages – If the opening in your sinuses that are responsible for drainage becomes blocked, mucus and fluid back up. The blockage causes extreme pressure within your sinus cavities and can result in difficulty breathing, drainage problems, and headaches.
Narrow Sinuses – Some patients have elongated, narrower sinus cavities which can mean the drainage space is thinner and may become easily blocked with mucus and fluid. A blockage can result in headaches, pressure within your sinuses, and infection.
Deviated Septum – Having a deviated septum means that the thin strip of bone and cartilage that separates your two nasal pathways is not perfectly centered. Although some patients are born with a deviated septum, most acquire it from trauma to their noses or how it grows as we develop. A deviated septum can cause difficulty breathing or may result in a sinus disorder.
Sinus Sensitivity and Allergies – If you test positive for allergies or your physician determines that you are an allergy sufferer, it is critical to your overall health to seek treatment through prescription medications to manage your condition. Our specialists may be able to prescribe medication or other treatments that are customized to fulfill your specific needs and provide you with the relief that you deserve to improve the quality of your life. Many people think that they have to suffer with their sinus issues but when diagnosed and treated properly, you don’t have to live this way. Severe sinus pressure can consequently develop if your allergies are not properly treated, and other critical reactions may occur if you have an allergic reaction.
Are your sinuses keeping you from enjoying the world around you? Dr. Freedman understands how troublesome sinus pressure can be and how dramatically it can alter the way you feel on a daily basis. Make your health a priority by contacting our practice. By reaching out to us, you are taking the first step toward enhancing your senses and improving your wellbeing.
If you’re living with long-term unexplained congestion, difficulty breathing through your nose, or facial pressure — maybe even a dampened sense of smell — that seriously affects your daily quality of life, it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Freedman ENT is a sinus specialist that offers advanced options that can provide the relief you need.
What Is a Sinus Specialist?
In addition to being trained as standard ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors — who treat more general ENT issues — sinus specialists (also called rhinologists) have completed advanced subspecialty fellowship training, which is the highest level of instruction available. This means they are equipped to treat serious sinus and nasal problems with medication and surgery, and they may be able to offer treatments that your ENT or primary care doctor haven’t considered.