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Allergy

Collin County Ear Nose and Throat aims to offer the full spectrum of treatment for patients with sinus and allergy problems, not just medication or surgical procedures.

All physicians are board certified in otolaryngic allergy, and the physicians, nurse practitioner, and allergy nurses have all taken additional educational courses to augment their knowledge. Some are members of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. The allergy department has been a vital part of our practice for over 25 years. While our allergy nurses have extensive experience, the department works very closely with the physicians to customize the treatment for each patient.

To identify what environmental substances to which a patient is allergic, one of three testing methods are employed.?Patients undergo either a technique called Intradermal Skin Testing (Skin Endpoint Titration, or SET), Modified Quantitative testing (MQT) or a blood test called RAST (Radioallergosorbant Test) for 32-60 inhalants that are native to the North Texas area and certain foods in some cases.

Patients may then be treated simply by receiving education about avoidance of their allergens, seasonal medication therapy, or immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a way to build up tolerance to those environmental substances to which a patient is allergic. This is accomplished by either periodic injections (allergy shots) or Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT), both of which we offer.

Much of the testing and treatment of allergy is covered by your insurance. The sublingual therapy currently is not covered. The hours of testing and treatment are conducive to most schedules, with both early and late hours. Please contact us if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an evaluation.

Instructions for Allergy Skin Test Injections Treatment.

Instructions for Allergy Skin Test for SLIT (Sublingual Immunotherapy).

Allergy Center Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:00a ? 11:45a | 1:30p ? 5:30p
Wednesday – 9:00a ? 11:45a | 1:30p ? 4:30p
Thursday – 7:30a ? 11:45a | 1:30p ? 4:30p
Friday – 7:30a ? Noon

Sinus

Collin County Ear Nose and Throat aims to offer the full spectrum of treatment for patients with sinus problems, not just medication or surgical procedures.

All physicians within the practice are board certified to treat sinus disease. We employ medication, allergy testing, radiographic evaluation with CT scanning, and office endoscopic examination to put together a personal treatment plan that resonates with a patients history and treatment goals.

The physicians have extensive surgical experience, often performing revision sinus surgery at the request of other otolaryngologists (ENTs). They have taken additional training in cutting-edge techniques such as CT Image-guided Sinus Surgery, Coblation-assisted turbinate reduction, Propel sinus implants, and Balloon Sinuplasty.

As a convenience, our office is set up to perform Nasal Endoscopy as well as CT scanning so you do not have to go to another facility for these procedures.

Some key points to remember about The BSP In-Office Procedure:

  • Offers a potential option for patients who fail medical management, but decline or are ineligible for traditional surgery
  • Lowers the financial burden for eligible patients (reduced copay and procedural costs)
  • Enables a conservative approach which preserves future treatment options.

The patient handout attached below will provide more information about indications and goals in sinus surgery. Please contact us if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an evaluation.

MERLOT Study featuring Collin County ENT Physicians Tseng and Matheny

Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20).

A Brief Overview of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).

Sinus Facts Overview.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?