- Nasal blockage
- Chronic sinusitis
- Deviated septum
- Sinus or nasal trauma
- Nose bleeds
- Nasal polyps
- Enlarged turbinates
- Chronic stuffiness
- Chronic breathing issues
Types of Nasal and Sinus Surgeries
- Balloon sinuplasty uses a small balloon catheter that is inserted into the sinuses then inflated to open up the nasal passageways. Once the sinuses reach the desired width, the balloon is deflated and removed, leaving more space in the passageway.
- Turbinate surgery reduces airway obstruction and difficulties breathing caused by enlarged or swollen turbinates, which are small bones that clean and humidify air as it passes through your nose. There are several types of turbinate surgery, including the turbinectomy (full or partial tissue removal), the turbinoplasty (tissue repositioning), radiofrequency or laser ablation surgery (tissue reduction) and submucous resection surgery (partial bone or cartilage removal).
- Caldwell Luc operation improves drainage in the maxillary sinus by creating a window from this cavity to the nose. The surgeon enters the maxillary cavity endoscopically through the upper jaw above the molars.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Image guided surgery is an option wherein a three-dimensional mapping system is constructed using CT scans for extreme precision. This is used when disease encroaches the space near the orbit (eye socket) or the skull base (bone separating the sinuses from the brain), when prior surgery has altered the normal anatomy or when severe polyps make the normal anatomy difficult to identify.