NASAL OBSTRUCTION SURGERY
Nasal obstruction, often referred to as nasal congestion or "stuffiness", is a very common problem. It is usually due to a combination of factors, such as a deviated nasal septum, enlarged inferior turbinates, and inflamation of the lining of the nose (such as from nasal allergies). When medications fail to improve nasal breathing, surgery becomes an option. Surgery is tailored to the specific anatomic problem, which can be challenging.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct deformities of the nasal septum, such as deviations and spurs.
INFERIOR TURBINATE REDUCTION
Inferior turbinate reduction surgery can be performed in a variety of ways. The goal is to decrease the size of the inferior turbinates while at the same time preserving their shape and function.