Chronic sinus problems can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life. Swollen sinuses can induce snoring or sleep apnea by restricting airflow. An ENT specialist’s first line of therapy is to address your allergies or prescribe antibiotics. Näsoperation (Nasal surgery) allows doctors to operate on the nose and sinus cavities to enhance performance and realign the structure in severe situations that don’t respond to this line of therapy.
Contrary to popular belief, some turbinate procedures are acceptable, and that patients should consider them. However, we believe in exhausting all non-surgical options before contemplating surgery. Getting a second opinion is a good idea, and that before having nose surgery, you should have a solid relationship open discussion about how the procedure would affect the mucosa of the turbinate. These are necessary if you want to be well-informed.
Several illnesses may necessitate sinus surgery to help relieve symptoms. Sinusitis is one of the most prevalent. Sinusitis is a condition that causes a stuffy nose, pressure in the nose, eyes, and forehead, coughing, nasal discharge, and other symptoms. A nasal polyp is another typical reason for surgery. Swelling of the nasal lining within the nose is known as enlarged polyps or clusters of polyps.
Different Types Of Sinus Surgery
Septoplasty is an outpatient treatment that corrects problems with the nose’s midline. The septum, which separates the nostrils, is restructured during the procedure. Both bone and cartilage make up the septum. Its job is to help us get the air we breathe into our lungs. The air may remain in the nose without it.
The septum can impede airflow and severely reduce the volume of air inhaled via the nose due to a congenital defect when the nostril presses against the birthing cavity during birth or an accident; a broken nose, for example. Congestion and a deviated septum are common problems for those who have chronic sinusitis. By rebuilding the bone and cartilage, septoplasty seeks to correct the alignment and reopen the air passageways.
Infection, inflammation, or allergies can cause the turbinates inside the nose to swell and inflame. Any of these symptoms might result in nasal blockage and excessive mucus production. Congestion occurs when there is too much mucus in the body. Inside the nasal channel, there are three turbinates: upper, middle, and lower. They are made up of a bone structure with tissue and a mucous membrane around it.
Turbinate reduction tries to lower the size and swelling of the turbinates, making breathing easier. Radiofrequency is frequently used in this process. The procedure entails inserting a needle-like tool into the turbinate. The radio frequency is transferred into the tissue, creating “controlled harm,” and the turbinate shrinks as the nose heals.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive Näsoperation (Nasal surgery) that helps people with persistent sinusitis problems. A flexible balloon catheter is inserted into the sinus channel by the doctor. A little cable with a lamp on the end aids navigation in the process. The balloon is progressively inflated to open up the sinus cavity once it’s positioned. To drain out the mucus and pus, the doctor applies a saline solution.