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Nasal Surgeries and Procedures


Nasal Surgeries and Procedures | Advanced ENT Services


Healthy nasal function is not only important for breathing but also essential for maintaining quality of life. Did you also know that the nose plays a critical role in hearing and tasting, as well? Our board-certified and fellowship-trained ENT surgeons share a common goal of helping patients have healthier noses with clearer sinuses. Learn more about some of the nasal surgeries and procedures available at Advanced ENT Services’ 11 practice locations throughout the Hudson Valley.

 

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We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid; please be sure to ask the practice representative if we accept your insurance plan. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

Nasal Surgeries and Procedures

Select a procedure below for more information.

 

Balloon Sinuplasty™ for Blocked Sinuses

Chronic sinusitis can cause disruptive symptoms that may be difficult to control through medications alone. Balloon Sinuplasty™ is a minimally invasive procedure that may provide significant relief for some patients with blocked sinuses. During this procedure, a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter is inserted through the nostril and guided through the sinus opening. The balloon is gently inflated in order to widen the sinus opening. Next, the sinus is irrigated with a saline solution. The goal of this procedure is to gently reconfigure the structure of the bones and restore normal sinus function. ENT surgeons at Advanced ENT Faculty provide Balloon Sinuplasty™ for pediatric and adult patients. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia.

 

Control of Nosebleed (Epistaxis)

 

While epistaxis (nosebleed) typically responds to basic first-aid measures like compression, intervention is sometimes necessary. Providers at Advanced ENT Services may use a variety of techniques to control nosebleed, including nasal packing with expanding sponges or a balloon, chemical or electric cauterization, and surgery or embolization.

 

Endoscopic CSF Leak Repair

 

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) rhinorrhea refers to leakage of brain fluid through a defect in the skull base, the bone that separates the nasal cavity and sinuses from the brain. CSF rhinorrhea can occur as a complication of nasal surgery, due to a nasal tumor, or for unclear reasons (although there is a strong association with increased intracranial pressure). Endoscopic repair of CSF leaks involves identification and closure of the skull base defect using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.

 

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

 

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure using a small endoscope (inserted through the nostril) to enlarge the drainage pathways of the sinuses. The goal of this procedure is to improve drainage, prevent mucus build-up and infections, and allow access for topical medications which are delivered via nasal sprays or rinses. This procedure is also referred to as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Endoscopic techniques may also also be used to control severe nosebleeds and remove nasal masses or tumors.  

 

Nasal Endoscopy

 

An endoscope is a thin tube with a camera and a light on the end. During a nasal endoscopy, the physician inserts an endoscope into the nostril in order to evaluate the nasal and sinus passages. This diagnostic procedure may be done to gather more information about congestion, blockages, infections, tumors, polyps, nosebleed, and other issues affecting the nasal cavities and sinuses. Nasal endoscopy may sometimes be employed as a therapeutic procedure (e.g. to remove a foreign object from the nose).

 

Nasal Polyp Removal

 

Nasal polyps are benign growths that may develop on the lining of the sinuses or nasal passageways. Though the polyps themselves are harmless, they may cause symptoms, such as decreased sense of smell, facial pressure, postnasal drip, and chronic stuffiness. Nasal polyps may be treated medically, typically with corticosteroids (topical and oral). If medical therapy is unsuccessful in significantly improving symptoms, surgery is recommended.

 

Septoplasty (Deviated Septum Treatment)

 

The nasal septum forms a wall between the two nasal passageways. Many people have a deviated septum, which means the cartilage or bone of the septum is off to one side or other; this may result in difficulty breathing through the nose and other symptoms. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure which involves removing the deviated bone and cartilage of the septum. Sometimes, a septoplasty may be necessary in order to perform endoscopic sinus surgery.

 

Turbinoplasty (Surgery to Improve Breathing)

 

Chronic nasal congestion can be caused or worsened by an enlarged inferior turbinate, which is responsible for humidification, filtering, and warming of air inhaled via the nose. Turbinoplasty is a procedure (often performed in conjunction with septoplasty) that involves repositioning, reshaping, or reducing the size of the turbinates in order to improve nasal breathing.

Find an ENT Provider Near You in New York

To see a board-certified ENT surgeon at one of our 11 practice locations in the Hudson Valley, please call 914.693.7636 to request an appointment. We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid; please be sure to ask the practice representative if we accept your insurance plan. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.