Breathe better, sleep better, feel better!
Dr. Shawn Allen is a Houston sinus specialist who is well known as a leader in the treatment of chronic sinusitis and nasal breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Allen is committed to improving quality of life for his patients by giving them the time and attentive care needed for the best outcomes.
Dr. Allen treats a range of nose and sinus conditions, including difficult cases. He is highly experienced in minimally invasive sinus and skull base surgery as well as non-surgical solutions. He works with both Sleep Medicine Specialists and Neurosurgeons to provide comprehensive and state of the art care for obstructive sleep apnea (including Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulation) and intracranial conditions amenable to endoscopic resection.
As a Fellowship-trained Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon Dr. Allen has the skills and expertise needed to ensure that the appropriate treatments are provided for any condition requiring endoscopic nasal surgery. He has added training and years of experience handling the most challenging cases of sinus pathology. He is also highly experienced in procedures that improve nasal breathing and CPAP tolerance, as well as procedures that improve sleep apnea in those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy such as the Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator.
For patients with chronic problems related to nasal airway obstruction, such as sinus infections, sleep apnea, and snoring, Dr. Allen performs deviated septum repair to reduce the cause of these symptoms and improve nasal breathing.
Obstructive sleep apnea has a negative impact on a patient’s health and quality of life, and finding the best treatment option often requires significant effort. Too often patients give up treating this condition due to problems with their CPAP machines, leading to years of suffering. Dr. Allen has helped many such patients overcome these challenges, effectively treat their sleep apnea, and reclaim their health and energy.