In-Office Procedures

These are some of the procedures that we perform in the office.

We have recently added an ultrasound machine to our office.

The compact i7 is versatile, featuring application-specific imaging technology with advanced transducers. From the bedside to the procedure room, the E-CUBE i7 provides ease-of-use and workflow efficiency. So, if you’ll need imaging of your thyroid and salivary glands or a fine needle aspiration (FNA) of a head and neck mass, we now offer the in-office ultrasound to facilitate your diagnosis,treatment and monitoring of progress.

Acclarent-Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is now available to eligible patients as a procedure performed in our doctor’s office, under local anesthesia. Our physician will recommend the best approach for you.


Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office:
Local Anesthesia– Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office is an option for patients who decline or are ineligible for general anesthesia.
Fast Recovery– While recovery time varies with each patient, most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days.
Comfortable Surroundings– Experience the procedure in the comfort of our office rather than a hospital operating room.
High Patient Satisfaction– The majority of patients who had Balloon Sinuplasty In-Office would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
Potential for Significant Cost Savings– Some eligible patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a lower cost of care setting, such as a physician’s office.

ACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System

(Currently can only be done as a outpatient procedure at Marin General)

Do you have persistent ear discomfort?

Your symptoms could be a sign of something more serious.
Chronic ear pressure may be a sign of persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). Your Eustachian tube is a passage that leads to your middle ear.

Common symptoms associated with persistent ETD include:
Ear pressure
Ear pain
Feeling clogged or muffled/ear fullness

Relieve your ear symptoms at the source of the problem. The ACCLARENT AERA ™ dilates the Eustachian tube to relieve symptoms. A safe and minimally invasive non surgical approach to treat persistent ETD. Designed specifically for the Eustachian tube


Clarifix for Chronic Rhinitis

Chronic rhinitis is frequent inflammation of the nose with symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion and post-nasal drip (mucus in the throat). But what causes it?

While the exact causes are unknown, out-of-balance nasal nerves play a contributing factor. The nerves in your nose transmit signals to your brain regulating all sorts of functions. When these nerves become hyperactive or out of balance, they send more signals than are necessary for the nose to perform its normal jobs, such as protecting the body from infectious agents. This can cause your nose to respond like it’s fighting an illness. The nasal linings will become inflamed (congestion) and mucus production will increase (runny nose), causing these annoying symptoms – even when you aren’t sick.

What Is ClariFix?

ClariFix® Cryotherapy is a safe, clinically proven and minimally invasive treatment that targets the source of your symptoms for lasting relief.

Cool Treatment with ClariFix Cryotherapy

  • Cryotherapy is safe
  • Available in-office
  • Minimal recovery time and post-treatment care for most patients
  • May provide long-lasting symptom relief