It's important patients know that while symptoms may seem similar, there are differences between allergies, a viral infection like a cold, and a bacterial sinus infection because treatment options differ. Physicians believe that patients with sinus-related symptoms wait too long before coming in to see them for treatment.
Dr. Brian Weeks has made extraordinary advances in minimally invasive surgery using endoscopes with cameras, and surgical techniques to remove brain and skull base tumors. Today, "Same Day Brain Surgery" is a reality for treatment of those tumors and other skull base disorders.
Two local patients are among the first in the nation to receive a sleep apnea implant that provides a new way to treat a disease affecting millions of people and costing billions in lost productivity every year.
The device offers a new option for possibly hundreds of thousands of patients who cannot tolerate wearing a special mask during sleep and have not had success restoring their rest through nasal or soft palate surgery.
Sound Sleep Is Possible without a CPAP.Each patient is encouraged to undergo medical treatment before surgery is considered. The mainstay of medical management is nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Those patients who cannot tolerate nightly use of this device may be candidates for the surgical treatment.