Turbinate surgery, otherwise known as an inferior turbinate reduction, is aimed to reduce the size of a patient’s nasal turbinates and improve airflow through the nostrils. Composed of bone, vascular tissue, and a mucous membrane, turbinates can become enlarged by sinus infections and irritants—both physical and chemical—and impede the nasal airway. Additionally, disorders such as chronic headaches, nasal obstruction, sleep apnea, and snoring can also often be attributed to enlargement of the inferior turbinates (turbinate hypertrophy).
If treatments such as antihistamines, decongestants, and antibiotics do not relieve symptoms of chronic nasal obstruction, turbinate reduction surgery may be a good option. Each of our board-certified and board-eligible Otolaryngologists (ENT) are skilled and experienced in turbinate reduction surgery. Both Dr. Arjuna Kuperan and Dr. Shawn Allen are dedicated to helping people breathe easier.