Sinusitis: A Treatment Plan That Works
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Wellington S. Tichenor, M. D.
642 Park Avenue
New York, New York

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What is sinusitis ?

Sinusitis treatment regimen
(Don't miss this page. It has a list of suggested medications.)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

General Information
Complicating Factors (includes allergies)
           Information on fungal sinusitis

Special Topics

Fungal Sinusitishotnew
Surgery - What to expect
Persistent Sinusitis After Surgery hot
Sinusitis in children


Anatomy and CT Scans
(This is a 170K JPEG file with explanations for the layman - very helpful)

Technical Information for physicians new

Image guided surgeryhot
Update on Sinusitis, Allergy and Asthma newhot
     Includes the double blind study on use of Amphotericin B in treatment of chronic sinusitis.
When should an ENT refer to an allergist? hot
Link to the article that Dr. Tichenor wrote on endoscopic evaluation of sinusitis in pre and post-surgical patients.




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Dr. Tichenor has written the introduction to a book on the empty nose syndrome. There is more information about the book available through the author's blog as well as information about how to purchase it.

Dr. Grossan, who developed the Hydropulse irrigation system, has revised his book entitled "The Whole Body Approach to Allergy and Sinus Health". It available on Amazon.

U.S. News and World Report featured a report on Chronic Sinusitis with an interview with Dr. Tichenor. The magazine is available on their website.

qs_hot!.gif - 162 Bytesnew1.gif - 125 Bytes Dr. Tichenor published a study in the journal Emerging Infectious Disease about non-tuberculous mycobacteria (a tuberculosis like organism, also called NTM) as a cause of sinusitis. These patients got this as a result of irrigating with tap water. This was previously presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting on March 18, 2008. His associate, Ms. Walsh was interviewed for WABC news concerning this.

Dr. Tichenor completed a task force report on endoscopic evaluation of patients with sinusitis (both before and after surgery). It is available at and also in the April, 2008 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology with videos. He teaches a course on endoscopy in patients who have previously had sinus surgery at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He has also taught courses on sinus irrigation and comparing endoscopy with CT scans. Past courses are available online through the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the same organization.

hotAlthough a study on Amphotericin B showed that some improvement in patients with chronic sinusitis, there was not enough improvement in the study to allow the FDA to release it as a new product. We hope that a further study will start through Accentia Pharmeuticals. If you are in the New York area, you can contact our office (212-517-6611). In the meantime the drug is available through compounding pharmacies. Since it must be specially prepared in order to not be inactivated quickly, your local pharmacy may not be able to prepare it correctly.

GoldSeal_3.jpg - 5391 Bytes Dr. Tichenor's office was officially accredited as an office based surgery facility (called Park Avenue Endoscopy, PLLC) by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in November 2006. He has been reaccredited every 3 years since then.

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The contents of © 1996-2017 by Wellington S. Tichenor, M.D.
Reproduction for educational, not-for-profit purposes is permitted if this source is credited
and the author of this website is notified of any reproduction for other than personal use.
If used on the internet, a link would be appreciated. This site does not accept advertising,
does not accept outside funding and is paid for by the author.
It represents the opinion of Dr. Tichenor, who is a specialist in sinusitis,
and is based on published literature on sinusitis as well as his own experience.
It was written by Dr. Tichenor.

Last modified December 9, 2018.

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