Office based sinus surgery
Do you have sinusitis?
Sinusitis causes headaches, nasal congestion and facial pain. Watch the video below to meet Dr. Branch to learn more about the symptoms and procedure to treat sinusitis:
What is sinusitis?
Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. This common condition afflicts more than 29 million people each year.
Normally the sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked, pathogens including bacteria, viruses and fungi can grow and cause an infection. Structural issues such as narrowed drainage anatomy are often associated with sinusitis.
As a result, sufferers may experience nasal congestion and discolored discharge, pain around the eyes, forehead and cheeks, fatigue, fever, dental pain and headaches. Potential triggers may include the common cold and other viral respiratory illnesses, allergies, environmental irritants, and nasal polyps.
Dr. Branch performs a balloon procedure for sinusitis in his Villages office that only requires local anesthesia.
Meet Dr. Branch
Michael Branch, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the ear, nose and throat. He has 23+ years of advanced experience in endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinology, hearing loss and chronic ear surgery. He is part of the Central Florida Health Medical Group and practices at The Villages® Regional Hospital.
Dr. Branch earned his MD at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; and then completed a six year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He served as an active duty otolaryngologist with the United States Navy for three years. He then practiced in the Orlando area for 20 years and joined Central Florida Health in January 2016. He has participated in over 20 medical missions to Pucallpa, Peru performing ear, nose and sinus surgeries for the poor of that community. He is a fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Schedule an appointment
Do you have persistent facial pressure or pain? Do you have on-going congestion or stuffy nose? Do you have thick, yellow-green nasal discharge lasting more than 10 days? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have sinusitis.
Schedule your comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Branch by calling 352.751.8960. Dr. Branch's office is located in Building 1800 across Highway 441 from The Villages® Regional Hospital.
Michael Branch, MD
1501 U.S. Highway 441 N., Suite 1830
The Villages, FL 32159