Many problems that occur in the nose are temporary and easily treated with medication. 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 surgery include:
- Nasal blockage.
- Chronic sinusitis.
- Deviated septum.
- Sinus or nasal trauma.
- Nose bleeds.
- Nasal polyps.
- Enlarged turbinates.
- Chronic stuffiness.
- Chronic breathing issues.
What Nasal Surgery Options Are Available?
Depending on your condition, insurance, lifestyle and symptoms, your ENT physician may recommend one or more surgical treatment options. Some of the most common procedures we perform in-clinic or as outpatient surgery at Newberry County Memorial Hospital include:
Image Guided Surgery
Image guided surgery is another endoscopic surgery option for severe forms of chronic sinusitis or nasal blockage that can’t be treated using normal sinus surgery methods. It relies on a three-dimensional mapping system created from CT scans for extreme precision.
Septoplasty and Septorhinoplasty
These procedures reshape, reduce or reposition portions of the septum’s bone or cartilage to open up the nasal passageway and improve drainage and breathing. These procedures are used to reduce blockage, fix a deviated septum, repair a broken nose and more.
This procedure 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).
Contact Us To Discuss Your Options
We offer premier nasal surgical treatment options for conditions that either require surgery or aren’t responding to other medical or procedural treatment plans. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. Consult with your ENT to discuss all of your available options.
Call Carolina Pines ENT at (803) 630-5353 for more information or to schedule an appointment.