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Have serious sinus issues? One FM physician offers possible answers

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Dr. Junior DeFreitas uses the newest minimally invasive treatment – Balloon sinuplasty – to help teat patients suffering from chronic sinusitis and nasal congestion.
Dr. Junior DeFreitas uses the newest minimally invasive treatment – Balloon sinuplasty – to help teat patients suffering from chronic sinusitis and nasal congestion.

With at least four different soils converging in Denton County, suffering from allergies is a common ailment among both new and longtime residents. But suffering with chronic nasal congestion and sinusitis disease doesn’t have to be your day-to-day reality.

Dr. Junior DeFreitas, board-certified in Otolaryngology with extensive training in diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, has created a Sinus Care Program designed to relieve longtime sufferers of chronic nasal congestion.

Dr. DeFreitas maintains two offices – one in Denton at 3324 Colorado Blvd., Suite 103 and one in Flower Mound at 2560 Central Park Avenue, Suite 200.

With 25-30 years of experience in his field and the past 12-13 here in North Texas, Dr. DeFreitas has helped many find relief from the pain and suffering of chronic sinusitis.

“Chronic sinusitis is one of the most tolerated disease processes,” he says.

Common symptoms of chronic sinusitis include: nasal obstruction, nasal drainage, changes in the sense of smell, facial pressure, facial pain and headaches.

If you’ve been silently suffering consistently for three months or longer and are not responding to medication, it may be time to consider additional treatment, Dr. DeFreitas says. A visit will entail a thorough history and physical examination as well as a CT scan to determine if you are a candidate for the next step.

Using the newest minimally invasive sinus treatment – Balloon Sinuplasty – Dr. DeFreitas can provide relief and with little discomfort and downtime. In fact, he was the first in the Denton and Flower Mound area to use the new technology.

The procedure is minimally invasive which equates to minimal discomfort and minimal downtime, Dr. DeFreitas says. Most patients are up and about and going back to work by the following day.

“One of the first things patients tell me after we’ve done work on their sinuses is ‘I can breathe,’” Dr. DeFreitas says. “If you are suffering from nasal obstruction and congestion, that’s where we can help.”

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