Allergy Treatment Options with Dr. Leeman
Suffering from allergies can be painful. They can cause you to miss out on so much of what life has to offer, and when you can’t find a treatment that works, they can become even more painful and inconvenient. If you have been searching for an allergy treatment that will work with your goals and lifestyle, you need to choose Dr. Daniel J. Leeman.
Allergy treatment begins with your unique goals
Like your allergies, your allergy treatment plan should be as unique as you are. When you work with Dr. Leeman, he will go through your unique allergy profile with you to help you choose the best allergy treatment plan for you.
Your allergy treatment plan should:
- Include all your allergens
- Consider all known medical conditions
- Take into account your long-term goals
- Work within your budget
- Work within your schedule
After discussing your goals and medical history, Dr. Leeman will work with you on a treatment plan that may include one or more of the following:
If you know the cause of your allergies, then trigger avoidance is a good technique to follow. Avoiding your allergens can help you to avoid painful symptoms until you begin a more long-term treatment for your allergies.
Allergy Treatment Medicine
Medication can help you avoid the most painful part of dealing with allergies, the symptoms. While medications will not eliminate your allergies or treat the root cause, they can be an effective short-term option while seeking long-term treatment. Medication can also be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to relieve symptoms quickly. Medications include:
- Skin creams
- Eye drops
Long-Term Treatment Options
Unlike medication or trigger avoidance, immunotherapy can help you regain your life by retraining your body, so it stops reacting to your allergens. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that slowly introduces your body to a small quantity of your allergens through shots or drops to reduce or eliminate symptoms. The form of immunotherapy that we use is known as Allergy123.
Allergy123 is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive testing and treatment method for allergies that uncovers and treats the cause instead of merely treating symptoms. Treating 58 of the most common allergies, it offers a permanent solution for life-long allergy relief.
Is Allergy123 right for me?
If you suffer from any of the following, then Allergy123 may be right for you:
- Experience itchy or water eyes
- Often have a runny or plugged nose and bouts of sneezing
- Patients who care for or have house pets
- Patients with asthma, a chronic cough, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, or conjunctivitis
- Patients who do not have certain uncommon medical conditions and prior adverse reactions to previous medications.
Find your allergy treatment with Dr. Daniel J. Leeman
If you are ready to find a long-term treatment for your allergies and learn more about Allergy123, you need to schedule an appointment today.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
With traditional sinus surgery, the surgeon removes tissue and bone to make the sinus opening bigger to help clear blocked sinuses and restore proper sinus drainage. Also, recovery after a sinus surgery procedure can often involves carring and pain.
With a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, the surgeon dilates the sinus openings which can clear up any infection and restore normal drainage. On average, the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure takes around an hour.
Other benefits include:
- No cutting or removal of tissue or bones like traditional sinus surgery
- Less bleeding
- Helps preserve healthy mucus membranes, nasal tissues, and structure
- Lower infection risk than with traditional sinus surgery
- 95% success rate
How Much Does Balloon Sinuplasty Cost?
Choosing Balloon Sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgeries can save you both money and time. You will have minimal time off work, none of the costs associated with surgery in a hospital, no long recovery, and, best of all, Balloon Sinuplasty is covered by most insurances. In fact, in 2014, the American Academy of Otolaryngology issued a statement calling for all medical insurance companies to consider providing coverage for the cost of the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
However, some insurance companies continue to make it difficult to qualify for Balloon Sinuplasty. Several consider it to be an elective procedure that should not be covered.
To find out if your policy covers Balloon Sinuplasty, contact your insurance company. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company to be sure you understand all of your plan's features.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Leeman for my Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure
Dr. Leeman is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. As such, he has been specially trained in the anatomy, physiology, and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, throat, neck, and head.
With his experience serving the Austin community for nearly 20 years, he has diagnosed and performed many successful procedures to treat these areas of the body, using the most up-to-date techniques—both surgical and non-surgical.
If you have any other questions about what Balloon Sinuplasty could do for you, feel free to schedule an appointment and we would be happy to discuss everything in more detail.