Nasal & Sinus Surgery

Nasal & Sinus Surgery

Lake Jackson ENT offers premier nasal and sinus surgical treatment options for conditions that either require surgery or aren’t responding to other medical or procedural treatment plans.
We treat many nasal and sinus conditions. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. In some cases, though, our physicians may recommend surgical solutions. Whether or not you’ll require surgery depends entirely on your individual health and personal needs. Some examples of conditions that may require nasal or sinus surgery include:

  • 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

Depending on your condition, insurance, lifestyle and symptoms, your ENT physician may recommend one or more surgical treatment options. Here are some of the most common procedures we perform:

  • 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

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is used to improve nasal drainage and open up the nasal passageways. To perform this outpatient procedure, your doctor uses an endoscope (a small probe with a camera on the end) to enter your sinuses and remove problematic tissues and diseased sinus mucosa.

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.

Nasal Fracture

Septoplasty and septorhinoplasty procedures reshape, reduce or reposition portions of the septum’s bone or cartilage to open up the nasal passageway. These procedures are used to reduce blockage, fix a deviated septum, repair damaged cartilage and resolve other conditions related to a nasal fracture.