Sinus Infections

Most sinus infections are caused by viruses, and will resolve without medical treatment. Bacterial sinus infections, however, are usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by primary care physicians. People often consult an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist at our offices in Anchorage for recurring sinus infections or those that fail to resolve with treatment.

If you or your child are experiencing more than 4 sinus infections a year, lasting longer than 4 weeks, request a consultation online with one of the ENT specialists at our Anchorage practice. You may also schedule with us by calling our office at (907) 279-8800. For our Homer and surrounding patients, please call (907) 235-0310.

Our highly-trained providers look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions.

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About Sinus Infections

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons people see an ENT specialist. Sinus infections are typically treated by a primary care doctor, but persistent or prolonged sinus infections should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. A specialist can help determine whether symptoms are from a sinus infection or from other conditions such as allergies or migraines.

We proudly offer our patients the convenience and comfort of an on-site CT scanner, the Xoran MiniCAT™. People appreciate that they don't have to make a second appointment at a different facility, and that our machine allows them to sit upright in an open design. This technology provides timelier imaging, a faster diagnosis, and the ability to begin your treatment more quickly.

Treatment Options

Your treatment will depend on the cause of your sinus infections. In children, allergies, reflux, and enlarged adenoids are among the main reasons for sinus infections. In adults, allergies may predispose a person to infections, if not properly treated.

If untreated or improperly treated allergies are contributing to your sinus infections, our ENT specialists can work with your primary care doctor or allergist to manage your allergies.

Adenoidectomy: Enlarged adenoids are quite commonly the cause of chronic sinusitis, especially in children. Adenoidectomy is surgery to remove the adenoids, improving drainage and airflow.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Sinus surgery is performed to clear obstructions and improve sinus drainage.

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Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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