A solution to a patient’s difficulty breathing, turbinate surgery, otherwise known as an inferior turbinate reduction, is aimed to reduce the size of a patients nasal turbinates. Turbinates are the hotdog-shaped structures that sit along the base of your nostrils. They can become enlarged from allergies, frequent nasal spray use, or age-related dysregulation. In some cases, they are simply too large from birth.
What Is Turbinate Surgery?
Turbinate surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is completed through a patient’s nostrils using small instruments as well as an endoscope (tiny camera). One of our talented sinus surgeons reduce the size of a patient’s turbinates, leaving behind no visible scars, cuts, incisions or changes in appearance.
Because this procedure is minimally-invasive, recovery time is minimal. Most patients can resume normal activity in just a few short days. The procedure is also highly effective, as it reduces the nasal obstruction, allowing patients to see breathing improvement immediately.
The most important thing to note with turbinate surgery is that patient selection is key. Patients should consult with a board-certified otolaryngologist or rhinologist like our sinus surgeons, so they can be sure a turbinate reduction will provide them with lasting relief. Diagnosis is important, because patients with a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or a nasal valve collapse will likely only see small and/or temporary relief with turbinate surgery. Treating the correct problem is the only way to ensure permanent relief from symptoms.
Why Choose My Houston Surgeons
With My Houston Surgeons, turbinate surgery is unique for three reasons. First, each procedure is performed with the latest technology in the industry in our state of the art facilities.
Second, the treatment is administered using an endoscope (small camera) in the nose that allows for superior visualization of the entire inferior turbinate including the tail region so it is completely reduced. Many other practices that offer inferior turbinate reduction do not completely remove the bone from the inferior turbinate or leave tissue at the tail region and studies show this can result in continued nasal obstruction.
Third, we offer first-class post procedure recovery suites so you can wake up peacefully refreshed and get back to your day quickly and efficiently.
At My Houston Surgeons, we are able to treat a variety of sinus problems. We can prescribe the right course of action and follow through with state of the art treatment plans for each person. Our office has the most current CT Scanning, cutting edge technology allowing for minimally-invasive, in-office procedures, as well as nationally recognized luxury recovery suites. Plus we have highly-trained, board-certified sinus surgeons to care for you every step of the way.
Quality Patient Care
My Houston Surgeons has a number of fellowship trained sinus specialists in their team, ready to treat sinus conditions with the skill and finesse required. Our team is highly trained in a wide variety surgical treatments concerning sinus and nasal disorders, so you can rest assured that your sinus treatment will be the one best suited for your health and full recovery.
To schedule a consultation with one of our talented sinus surgeons, call (713) 791-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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