Our Specialties

Sinuses & Nasal Blockage

Imagine no more sinus pain. Imagine being able to breathe freely through your nose…

We commonly see patients at ENT & Audiology Associates who are suffering from chronic pain and pressure in their face due to their sinuses.

Breathe Freely Again

One of the more common reasons patients visit ENT & Audiology Associates in Raleigh is sinusitis. It is a common bacterial infection of the sinuses that occurs after a viral upper respiratory infection. The ill effects include nasal congestion and drainage that persists more than 10 days with facial pain, fever and headache. Treatment with decongestants and antibiotics may shorten the course of the infection.

However, if these symptoms persist despite the antibiotics and decongestants, then you should contact ENT & Audiology Associates to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holmes. Sometimes sinus surgery is necessary to open up the normal sinus drainage pathways.

Recent advances in the technique of sinus surgery have nearly eliminated the need for incisions outside the nose. The surgery is now done entirely through the nose with the use of small endoscopes. The high resolution of the endoscopes permits precise removal of infected tissue, while preserving normal sinus lining. This leads to shorter recovery time with less post-operative pain and scarring. In addition to the endoscopic technique, Dr. Holmes uses state-of-the-art balloon sinuplasty techniques and CT image-guided surgery for greater effectiveness and enhanced safety.

We offer Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon catheter dilation is surgery with literally no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. The procedure is most often recommended for people with chronic sinusitis when other treatments have been ineffective. Since we provide local or general anesthesia right here in our office, we can perform the surgery in-house. If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms we can help.

Learn more about Balloon Sinuplasty

We treat nasal and sinus disorders including:

  • Acute and chronic sinusitis
  • Acute and chronic rhinitis (stuffy nose)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Enlarged turbinates

Hear From Our Patients

Dr. Holmes gave me hope
Dr. Holmes gave me hope
Elizabeth C.
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What a very pleasant office! Everyone that works there are the nicest of people. Even though I was there because I was suffering from my 80th sinus infection, Dr. Holmes gave me hope. He was cheerful and easy going. He said something to effect of, 'Not to worry Elizabeth, we will get this straightened out for you'. And patiently explained what was going on and the remedy. I found Dr. Holmes through Google and had read all the reviews. They were able to squeeze me in Christmas Eve, to which I was so grateful for.
Genuinely cares about my well being
Genuinely cares about my well being
Loni G.
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I've suffered from chronic sinusitis rhinitis for years and Dr. Holmes is the first doctor to discuss treatment plans and find ways to get me OFF medicines and live a more productive and healthy life. He is all for what's right for me! He's easy to talk to... matter of fact with a sense of humor. I recently had nasal polyp removal and I feel amazing. Literally six hours post-op and zero discomfort with limited pain management. So happy to have a doctor I trust and who has my best interest at heart. He genuinely cares about my well being and I am sincerely grateful. I will have a continued relationship with Dr. Holmes for the management of my condition and I couldn't be in more capable hands. The search is OVER. Never retire Dr Holmes... You have a gift.
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COVID-19 Policies & Updates

COVID Policy effective 08/16/2021: Due to the exponential rise of Delta variant cases including breakthrough casesfor your safety and that of our staff members’ we require anyone entering our office, 12 years of age or older to bring proof of vaccination administered at least 3 weeks prior, OR a negative PCR (not a rapid) test result within 3 days of the appointment. Additionally, all individuals must wear a mask covering BOTH the nose and mouth at all times except during Dr. Holmes’ examination.

We prefer that only one parent accompany a child (no siblings please) and that adults come alone if able. 100% of our staff are fully vaccinated and always masked.  We disinfect rooms between patients and control for social distancing.  We are committed to excellence in all aspects of patient care and to the health and prosperity of our community!  Thank you for trusting our practice and taking the precautions necessary to minimize the risk of Covid 19.

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