Does Your Insurance Cover Sinus Procedures?

  • On March 1, 2019
Do you have sinus problems? Do you know if your insurance will cover a sinus procedure or visit? You’d be surprised! Many patients are under the impression we are specialists that will not be covered by insurance, but that is not necessarily the case. The only way to find out for sure is to call […]
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Chronic Sinusitis Nearly Doubles Risk of Depression and Anxiety

  • On February 21, 2019
Anyone who has dealt with sinus pain and pressure knows that it’s uncomfortable, unpleasant and a major inconvenience. A new study out of South Korea finds that the consequences of chronic sinusitis are even worse than previously thought: chronic sinus sufferers are more than 1.5 times more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. It’s […]
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Your Head is Full of Sinus Cavities

  • On January 22, 2019
Did you know you have 4 sinus cavities in your head? They are the frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses, named after the skull bones where they are located. No wonder sinus problems can feel like a vice grip squeezing on your skull! If you suspect a sinus infection or other sinus problem, we can […]
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2018 Holiday Schedule

  • On December 17, 2018
Our office will be closed Monday & Tuesday for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. We will also be closed New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays from STSI!
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Is Your Toothache Caused by a Sinus Infection?

  • On November 12, 2018
When you think of sinus pain, you probably think of pain around your nose, eyes and forehead, but what about in your teeth? Did you know a toothache can also be caused by sinusitis? The maxillary sinuses behind your cheekbones are close to your upper rear teeth, so if they are infected or there is […]
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McAllen is the Fall Allergy Capital of the USA

  • On October 19, 2018
You may have heard earlier this year that McAllen was ranked the worst city in the United States for spring allergies by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Unfortunately, allergy sufferers get no relief this time of year either: McAllen was also ranked as the worst city in America for fall allergies for […]
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Take A Unique Look Inside a Nasal Procedure at STSI

  • On September 20, 2018
Over the summer, Dr. Vincent F. Honrubia, MD, FACS performed a bilateral intranasal cryotherapy procedure on a patient suffering from chronic rhinitis (the most common symptom of which is a chronic runny nose). This video gives you a unique internal look at this nasal procedure, which utilizes a Clarifix cooling device to freeze the Vidian […]
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Saharan Dust Triggers Allergy and Sinus Symptoms in the Rio Grande Valley

  • On August 22, 2018
  • allergies, allergy, sinus, weather
Dust in the air is not uncommon in our region, especially during the dry summer months. This summer, however, has brought unusually dense plumes of dust to the Rio Grande Valley, all the way from the Sahara desert in northern Africa. This phenomenon, known as African Dust, Saharan Dust, or the Saharan Air Layer, can […]
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