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
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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.
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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
Crackling/popping
Ringing


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

Pillar procedure

The Pillar® Procedure is a simple, safe and effective treatment designed to help you stop snoring. In many cases, it also helps people suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Pillar Procedure stiffens the soft palate, which is believed to be a significant contributor for at least 80% of people who can’t stop snoring. Best of all, Pillar can be performed in about 20 minutes, using only local anesthetic—so you can quickly be on your way to better sleep.

We know you can’t be the person you want to be when snoring interferes with your sleep or your intimacy. And wearing a cumbersome mask to bed for the rest of your life isn’t your first choice. Pillar may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Why choose the Pillar procedure? Click here to find out.