Arundel Ambulatory Surgery Center​

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AASC Becomes The First Sinus Center of Excellence in Maryland

The ENT Surgeons and staff at Arundel Ambulatory Surgery Center have the training and experience required to be designated as a Sinus Center of Excellence.   Eligibility is also based on positive patient outcome data on file.  The purpose is to provide innovative care to patients with sinus disorders.  Currently, the Center offers a minimally invasive option called Balloon Sinuplasty™, as well as CT Navigation and other technologies for patients suffering from sinus disease.  

​Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic healthcare problems in the U.S, afflicting 37 million1 Americans annually. Sinusitis symptoms can significantly impact patients physically, functionally and emotionally and takes a toll on their quality of life.2  Symptoms affecting your patients may include any of the following:3
  • Facial pain/pressure  
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Halitosis 
  • Headaches
  • Nasal discharge
  • Tooth pain


Arundel Ambulatory Surgery Center offers a minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgical technique using a proven, catheter-based device to dilate the natural sinus ostia using Balloon SinuplastyBalloon Sinuplasty is an FDA cleared balloon catheter device. It is used to safely and gently dilate the maxillary, frontal and sphenoid paranasal sinuses, without tissue or bone removal.  This technology offers the following benefits:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Safe and effective4
  • Reduced bleeding5
  • Fast recovery time6
  • Does not limit treatment options


1  Benninger, M. et al. Adult chronic rhinosinusitis: Definitions, diagnosis, epidemiology, and pathophysiology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003; 129S: S1-S32.
2  Ray, N., et al. Healthcare expenditures for sinusitis in 1996: Contributions of asthma, rhinitis, and other airway disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;103: 408-414.
3  http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Sinusitis.cfm
​4  Levine et al.  Multicenter Registry of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy Outcomes for 1,036 Patients, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 2008, Vol. 117, pp. 263-270. 
5  Levine et al.  Multicenter Registry of Balloon Catheter Sinusotomy Outcomes for 1,036 Patients, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 2008, Vol. 117, pp. 263-270. 
​6  Wynn, R and Vaughan, W. Post-Operative Pain After FESS with Balloon Sinuplasty. Poster, AAO-HNSF 2006.


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