Hope for Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers

Hope for Chronic Sinusitis Sufferers: A Patient Success Story

Characterized by long-lasting and stubborn symptoms of thick, yellow to greenish nasal discharge, post nasal drip, nasal stuffiness, facial pain and possibly swelling, chronic sinusitis can be a frustrating condition for both patients and physicians. According to the Centers for Disease control, an estimated seven million Americans suffer with these and other symptoms related to chronic sinusitis, giving it its position as one of the most prevalent health problems in the country. When Treatment Fails So, when U.R. (initials used … Continued

Doris Godwin

Patient Profile: Curing Chronic Hoarseness

Doris Godwin suffered from constant hoarseness for over five years. The 80-year-old had been evaluated and treated in the past for laryngopharyngeal reflux, with no improvement in her symptoms. “I thought it was a problem I would just have to live with” said Doris, “Then a relative suggested CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat.” Doris was evaluated using the Kay Pentax Rigid Videostroboscopy system. A submucosal cyst involving the medial surface of her right vocal cord was discovered. “The cyst was … Continued

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Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Provides Relief Of Nasal Polyps Where Other Surgeries Failed

This spring marked the first pain-free allergy season in five years for Glenn Israel. After years of suffering from chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis, he finally found relief at CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat. Prior to coming to our practice, Glenn underwent two sinus procedures in 2002 and 2004, one of which included septoplasty. These surgeries did not relieve his condition and caused significant pain. He was unable to eat for three days following the procedures. “The packing was miserable,” … Continued

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Surgical Intervention Restores Normal Hearing And Balance After Inner Ear Trauma

Damage to the inner ear can lead to permanent hearing loss, vertigo and other severe balance problems. Immediate attention from an otolaryngologist, along with the proper treatment and follow-up, can make the critical difference between life-long profound deafness and a return to normal hearing. With a recent case of inner ear trauma at Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat, we were able to restore a patient’s normal hearing although he only returned for follow-up when his conditioned had worsened. A Dramatic … Continued

Breathing, Sleeping & Smiling Better Than Ever: Early Intervention Helps This Child Avoid A Lifetime Of Problems

To look at Trinity Minor today, you wouldn’t guess what this sweet two-year-old has endured. Enlarged adenoids led to chronic nasal obstruction and many sleepless nights for her and her family. Fortunately, CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat was able to help. From the age of one, Trinity suffered from constant nasal congestion. At first, her pediatrician thought she was experiencing a series of colds. “It was very frustrating,” said Trinity’s mother, Anissa Lanning. “We’d go to the doctor but nothing … Continued

Jodi Thought She Was Deaf: But We Wouldn’t Hear Of It: Detection of Otosclerosis Made Recovery Possible

Jodi Grice knows just how life-changing a second opinion can be. That’s because four years ago, when she saw her doctor about the gradual hearing loss she was experiencing, Jodi was told a hearing aid was her only option. Fortunately, a friend suggested she go to CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat for a second opinion. Thanks to that office visit and the treatment that followed, today she has normal hearing in both ears. After Richard Gillespie, M.D., of CornerStone Ear, … Continued

Technology, Ingenuity & One Operation Erase A Lifetime Of Hearing Loss For This Young Patient

By the time Caitlin Echave was a high school sophomore, she and her family were resigned to the fact that her hearing loss, which began when she was 11 years old, would never get better. She had reluctantly started wearing hearing aids, but still hid that fact from everyone except for close friends. After moving to Charlotte, Caitlin never imagined that a trip to yet another otolaryngologist would change her life forever. Caitlin was referred to CornerStone Ear, Nose & … Continued