Riverside Facial Plastic Surgery and Sinus Center

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laser surgeryWelcome to Riverside's home page. As medical director of the facility, Dr. Frank Scaccia is a uniquely qualified Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who specializes in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift and treatment of sinus/nasal disorders. After a unanimous vote by his peers, Dr. Scaccia was appointed for 2012 as the Chairman and Section Chief for the departments of Ear, Nose and Throat, and Head & Neck Surgery at Meridian Health's Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. Riverview is one of the busiest and most respected hospitals in the region being a 5 time winner of The J.D. Power and Associates Award. His list of honors in plastic surgery includes the Jack Anderson Award which he won in 1995 after receiving the highest score in the United States on the certifying exam given by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, his surgical abilities have been featured in Time, Newsweek, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News," and most recently this past June on the "Anderson Cooper Show" where a TV personality was commenting to Mr. Cooper how much she likes her new nose that Dr. Scaccia operated on for her and that he is an "amazing doctor." He has also contributed to the medical literature with publications in textbook and journals. Dr. Scaccia was one of the first to publish in a textbook a technique to perform simultaneous rhinoplasty and sinus surgery. Follow this link for a copy of this interesting book chapter.
MM More recently, Dr. Scaccia has been named as one of New Jersey's leading cosmetic surgeons in a special article on "Top Beauty Docs" by NJ Savvy Living Magazine magazine in the February 2006 through 2009 editions. Furthermore, he was cited as one of only seven cosmetic surgeons in New Jersey that was specifically recognized for his rhinoplasty nose skills. The criteria for selection of this honor was based on Castle Connolly's physician lead research team who uses a vigorous screening process to survey physicians and administrators at leading hospitals for recommendations of highly skilled, exceptional doctors in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. In addition Dr. Scaccia has also earned the prestigious recognition of being listed in the 2006 to 2010 editions of "The Guide to America's Top Physicians," the 2006 through 2013 editions of "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area," the 2011 listing in "US News &World Report" of Top Doctors and 2012 edition of Top Doctors: The-Star-Ledger's Inside Jersey, the Marquis' 2007 through 2012 editions of "Who'sWho in America" and most recently, has been selected for inclusion in both the 2010 and 2012 editions of "Who'sWho in Medicine and Healthcare," and the 2011 through 2012 edition of "Who'sWho in the World." Finally, Dr Scaccia has the added distinction of being included in the 2013 list of "Top Cosmetic Doctors" in the nation by Castle Connelly Medical Ltd.
MM His new office is located in the historic town of Red Bank allowing convenient access from all northern and central New Jersey sites and the New York City metropolitan area. The plastic surgery NJ and sinus center NJ includes it's own federally approved and accredited ambulatory outpatient surgical suite built to hospital safety standards and is one of the first in Monmouth County to utilize Brain Lab's Image Guided Navigational Sinus System allowing for state-of-the-art endoscopic sinus surgery.
MMRiverside has also been awarded accreditation by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) the nation's leading evaluator among hospitals and other healthcare groups for quality care and patient safety. The center underwent a thorough onsite evaluation against nearly 150 standards which demonstrates our mission to provide the highest level of care possible. Your safety, comfort and privacy are our top priorities. Procedures can be performed under various levels of anesthesia (including general and twilight sleep) and will be administered by only board certified physician anesthesiologists. You will find that Dr. Scaccia's commitment to safety and excellence is exemplified throughout this web site. One benchmark is the fact that in his 20 years (residency training and private practice) as a physician (which includes thousands of surgical procedures) no medical malpractice judgments or even settlements have ever been brought against him.
MMSome of the facial plastic surgery procedures performed at the center include facelift, rhytidectomy, mini facelift, midface lift, s-lift, platelet gel facelift, weekend neck lift, eyelid rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift, forehead lift, lip enhancement/rejuvenation, chin/cheek implants, liposuction, snoring and sleep apnea correction, female nasal sculpturing, rhinoplasty, male nasal sculpturing, rhinoplasty, Asian nasal surgery, Afro-American rhinoplasty, Ethnic rhinoplasty, revision/redo nasal surgery and sinus surgery.
MMBotox injections, laser surgery for tattoos, moles, pigment, spider veins, wrinkles, skin resurfacing, hair removal and scars are also available. Other plastic surgery procedures performed include ear surgery (otoplasty), split earlobe repair, AlloDerm implants, sclerotherapy and chemical peels. Gentlewaves LED Photomodulation is a new technology that we are now using to reverse photoaging and potentially speeds healing after surgery.

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Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons may use for the treatment of blocked sinuses. Patients diagnosed with sinusitis but not responding to medications may be candidates for sinus surgery. Balloon technology was initially cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  in 2005 and is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for chronic sinusitis. It uses a balloon over a wire catheter to dilate sinus passageways. The balloon is inflated with the goal of dilating the sinus openings, widening the walls of the sinus passageway and restoring normal drainage. Balloon sinuplasty Aberdeen NJ 07747.

Sinus surgery with balloons may be performed in a hospital, outpatient surgery setting or in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. The physician inserts a guide catheter through the nostril and near the sinus opening under endoscopic visualization. A flexible guide wire is then introduced into the targeted sinus to confirm access. Most guide wires have a light on the tip which may produce light transmission seen through the skin to help the physician with correct placement of the guide wire. Once access to a blocked sinus is confirmed, a balloon catheter is advanced over the guide wire and positioned in the blocked sinus opening for inflation. The balloon is inflated. If the procedure is successful, the sinus will remain open after the balloon is deflated and removed. Balloon sinuplasty Aberdeen NJ 07747.

Balloon sinuplasty may not be appropriate for all chronic and recurrent sinusitis patients. Clinical studies have typically excluded patients with:

  • Eosinophilic disease
  • severe polyposis or fungal sinusitis
  • severe septal deviation
  • cystic fibrosis
  • Samter’s triad
  • facial trauma

The balloon technique is touted as a "less invasive" treatment than the traditional Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery because tissue is not removed, only dilated. This point is emphasized in direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns hoping that patients will be less frightened and more likely to consent to surgery.

The supposed benefit of balloon surgery in not removing tissue is also its greatest limitation. In fact, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has always been minimally invasive. Patient discomfort associated with "sinus surgery" is most often due to other procedures performed simultaneously with surgery on the sinuses such as straightening the inside of the nose. Traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery remains the gold standard for treatment of sinus disease in the specialty. Balloon sinuplasty Aberdeen NJ 07747.

Biopsy of pathological material (examining the diseased tissue under the microscope)and culture for possible disease-causing microorganisms (attempting to isolate organisms in an incubator) are hallmarks of the diagnostic and treatment process for any patient with a significant problem that requires intervention. During a balloon procedure, there is no ability to biopsy tissue, and very limited ability to obtain adequate cultures.

The patients who most need sinus intervention, patients with polyps in their nose, cannot be adequately treated with balloons.

The ethmoid sinuses, which are frequently diseased sinus areas between the eyes, cannot be treated with balloons due to the configuration of the area and the risk of eye injury. Balloon sinuplasty Aberdeen NJ 07747.