The Sinusitis Clinic at Children's Colorado is one of the longest-running clinics of its kind in the nation. Established over a decade ago, specialists at our clinic treat 60 to 80 kids every year for chronic sinus infection. The Sinusitis Clinic specialists use a wide array of tools to easily and effectively diagnose and treat sinusitis (sinus infections) in kids. These tools include minimally invasive, image-guided endoscopic techniques and the newest medications.
When should I bring my child to the Sinusitis Clinic?
- When the diagnosis of sinusitis /chronic sinusitis is uncertain
- When the routine treatment for sinusitis is not working to treat your child’s sinusitis
- When you or your healthcare provider wants to know if there might be other reasons that are contributing to your child’s disease process (examples include allergic/immunologic causes, infectious disease or physical issues)
- When you think a second opinion is worthwhile
What can we expect from a visit to the Sinusitis Clinic?
The visit will take place in the ENT Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. We may schedule a CT scan before or during the visit. Generally, all three subspecialists from ENT, Allergy and Immunology and Infectious Diseases are present for your child’s appointment.
The specialists come into the exam room as a group. They will ask a series of common questions and some additional questions based on your child’s clinical history. They will also examine your child.
Finally, the specialists will speak with you about their assessment and recommended plan of care for your child. Your child may also need additional laboratory tests and treatment. Occasionally, the allergist/immunologist may order a screening allergy skin test or a pulmonary function test. The visit generally lasts 45 to 60 minutes for new patients.
Why choose the Sinusitis Clinic for the treatment of your child’s sinus infection?
Our multidisciplinary team works together to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment. They represent important medical fields that help advance the management of this difficult disease. The experts at our clinic are recognized in their field for advancing basic research on the study of pediatric sinusitis, including its cause.
- Tests, such as CT and MRI scans, allergy skin and blood testing, immune function, cystic fibrosis testing and cilia biopsy
- Treatments, such as antibiotic therapy, nasal hygiene regimen, immune-modulator and associated disease (allergic rhinitis and asthma) management
- Research and clinical trials