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Nasal Surgery

Looking for lasting relief from chronic or congenital condition affecting your nasal passageways or sinuses? Arthur J. Rosner, MD offers premier sinus and nasal surgery 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 at our clinic. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. In some cases, though, we 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 sinus or nasal surgery include:

  • Nasal blockage
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Sinus or nasal trauma
  • Nosebleeds
  • 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. Some of the most common procedures we perform include:

  • 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 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.

  • Balloon Sinuplasty

    uses a small balloon catheter 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.

  • 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.

  • Septoplasty and septorhinoplasty

    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.

  • 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).