At Carolina Sinus Center we specialize in treating a wide range of sinus and allergy disorders. Our physician, Dr. Andrea Williams, is board certified in Otolaryngology and has been practicing ENT in the Charlotte Metropolitan area since 2001. We conveniently serve and provide excellent care to Carolinians from our four offices in Charlotte, Rock Hill, Union, and Gaffney.
Our expert physician is specially trained in the medical and surgical management of sinusitis. New advancements in technology have resulted in the FDA approval of Balloon Sinus Dilation. Until now, sinus sufferers have had to endure multiple rounds of antibiotics and/or major sinus surgery to alleviate their symptoms. Now there is an in-office, minimally invasive procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty, which for most patients has replaced the need to undergo traditional sinus surgery and/or multiple rounds of antibiotics.
At Carolina Sinus Center we perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation to identify the underlying cause and severity of our patients’ sinus problems. This evaluation often includes nasal endoscopies, an allergy evaluation and CT scan of the sinuses. From the information obtained from this evaluation, treatment recommendations are made to not only alleviate symptoms but to treat the underlying cause.
Balloon sinus dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty) is a procedure that uses small balloons to reestablish the openings of the sinuses to allow adequate ventilation and restore natural drainage of the sinuses. Initially, the procedure was performed in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. However, since the procedure is minimally invasive, well tolerated in the office and does not require general anesthesia, Dr. Williams has transitioned the procedure to her office. This has been much more convenient and affordable for our patients.
At Carolina Sinus Center we provide our patients with effective treatment options that keep the sinus passages open, offering long-term relief from the problems associated with sinusitis comparable to traditional sinus surgery. Many of our patients have had office-based balloon sinus dilation and are pleased with the results. However, due to the severity of some patients’ sinus disorder, we still perform endoscopic sinus surgery when warranted. This is still a very valuable form of treatment especially in patients with severe polyps.
We are committed to excellence and to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Our goal is to be the patient’s first choice for prompt, state of the art, quality care for sinus and allergy related disorders. Your health and well-being are our first priority.