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The talented physicians at ENT and Allergy Specialists can treat a multitude of chronic nasal and sinus conditions including chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and chronic nasal obstruction which may result from a deviated nasal septum, enlarged nasal turbinates, and nasal valve dysfunction all of which are essential for healthy breathing.
Chronic nasal obstruction is a common condition and may result from chronic allergies, nasal septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, dysfunction of the nasal valve, or sinus obstruction by nasal polyps, which can all hamper your ability to breathe properly.
Advanced technology is now available to enhance the accuracy and safety of complicated sinus and nasal surgery. We routinely perform and offer patients image-guided sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty, which have greatly enhanced patient safety, patient recovery, and accuracy of nasal and sinus procedures. We also routinely perform septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and nasal valve procedures to relieve nasal obstruction.
Septoplasty & Turbinate Hypertrophy
Nasal Septal Deviation and Turbinate hypertrophy can lead to nasal obstruction, resulting in an inability to breathe correctly. These conditions also impact chronic allergy symptoms and make it harder for traditional medical therapy to relieve allergy symptoms, most commonly nasal congestion. Septoplasty aims to improve nasal breathing by straightening out a deviated septum by removing the excess bone, tissue, and cartilage. In addition to septoplasty, it is often necessary to correct turbinate hypertrophy, which often results from chronic allergies, by also removing excess turbinate tissue. Widening the nasal valve may be needed as well to fully widen the nasal passages and enhance nasal breathing.
Image-guided technology revolutionizes traditional sinus surgical techniques by utilizing 3D Cat (CT) scan images to accurately navigate the nasal sinuses safely during surgery and correlate that patient’s anatomy in real-time during surgery to the CT scan images. This enhances the accuracy and safety of endoscopic sinus procedures compared with traditional techniques.
Image-Guided Endoscopic Surgery & Nasal Polyps
Nasal polyps are a common cause of chronic sinusitis and nasal obstruction and are often accompanied by asthma or allergies. Nasal polyps often require sinus surgery to remove the polyps and open the nasal sinuses to relieve the nasal obstruction, improve breathing, and improve sinus function. Image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery allows surgery to be performed with greater accuracy and safety. With no external incisions, endoscopic surgery removes nasal polyps, clearing the passageways to allow proper drainage and air exchange.
Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based technology utilized in treating chronic sinusitis and sinus obstruction. Balloon sinuplasty uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open sinus passageways, restoring the flow of mucous and sinus drainage. When inflated, balloon sinuplasty gently widens the natural openings of the nasal sinus passageways while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new, minimally invasive technique that has proven documented safety and improved patient recovery with minimal patient discomfort.
So whether it’s septoplasty, turbinate reduction and nasal valve surgery to treat nasal obstruction or advanced image guidance endoscopic sinus surgery to treat nasal polyps or chronic sinusitis, or balloon sinuplasty to correct sinus obstruction, count on the physicians at ENT and Allergy Specialists to correct these conditions and help you start breathing and feeling better today!