NOSE

Nose apart from its cosmetic value ,it performs very vital function of filtering ,regulating temperature of air and smell sensation. We have state of Art technology to tackle any nasal or sinus issues.

Sinus Services

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyps, including bacterial, fungal, recurrent acute, and chronic sinus problems. FESS uses nasal endoscopes to restore drainage of the paranasal sinuses and ventilation of the nasal cavity. This procedure is generally used for inflammatory and infectious sinus disease that doesn't respond to drugs.

Septoplasty or septal reconstruction is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten the nasal septum, the partition between the two nasal cavities. Ideally, the septum should run down the center of the nose. When it deviates into one of the cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. Deviated nasal septum or “crooked” internal nose can occur as person grows or as the result of an injury or other trauma. If the wall that functions as a separator of both sides of the nose is tilted towards one side at a greater degree it might cause difficulty breathing. Often the inferior turbinate on the opposite side enlarges, which is termed compensatory hypertrophy. Deviations of the septum can lead to nasal obstruction, Sinus problems, headaches and can add to allergic issues. Septoplasty is done internally without any external incisions on the skin of nose.

When combined with changing the shape of the nose externally it is termed as Septo-Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory difficulty. A bump, narrow nostril width, change of the angle between the nose and the mouth, as well as correct injuries, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing, such as deviated nasal septum can be treated or corrected by this surgical intervention. No surgical scars are seen.

ALLERGIES

Allergy is a condition caused by an inappropriate immune response to a substance either inhaled or eaten that would normally be considered harmless to individuals. As a result of that reaction, inflammatory chemicals are released into the bloodstream that can cause the unwanted symptoms of allergy. Common symptoms of allergy may include: nasal congestion, runny nose, itching, sneezing, ear fullness, skin rash, asthma, and sometimes fluid behind the eardrums. Allergy is also felt to be a contributing factor in some patients with Meniere’s disease

The treatment of allergy can vary from environmental avoidance, to appropriate medications such as antihistamines, prescription nasal spray, and decongestants for those patients who have mild/moderate or very seasonal symptoms. For those symptoms that are more moderate to severe, present throughout a significant part of the year, or do not respond well to avoidance or medical therapy, testing for allergies may provide other effective forms of treatment, such as allergy immunotherapy (shots) and/or an elimination diet for diagnosed food allergies.

BALLOON SINUPLASTY

Balloon sinuplasty is a new technological innovation in the surgical treatment for sinusitis.

Sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in our society. Symptoms may significantly affect people physically, functionally and emotionally. Common symptoms include facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness, nasal obstruction or blockage, discolored post-nasal drainage, loss of smell, bad breath, headache and fatigue. The secretions from the paranasal sinuses drain via small openings called ostia into the nasal cavity. In sinusitis, these secretions get blocked within the sinuses.

SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA

What is snoring exactly?

Snoring usually comes from vibration of the soft tissues in the throat. It can be made worse by nasal obstruction from allergies or a crooked wall inside the nose (medically called a deviated septum). Sometimes it is positional, meaning it is worse when a person lies on their back.

Sinusitis is one of the most common health problems in our society. Symptoms may significantly affect people physically, functionally and emotionally. Common symptoms include facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness, nasal obstruction or blockage, discolored post-nasal drainage, loss of smell, bad breath, headache and fatigue. The secretions from the paranasal sinuses drain via small openings called ostia into the nasal cavity. In sinusitis, these secretions get blocked within the sinuses.

Often snoring can be greatly improved by some relatively simple measures including:

  • Sleeping on your side.
  • Opening the nasal passages with either medication or surgery.
  • Oral appliances which can reposition the tongue.
  • Office procedures which can stiffen some of the tissues in the throat.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is another common condition that can lead to other health issues if left untreated. Often, patients know about this condition because family tell them they stop breathing while asleep. Or, during the pauses a patient may start to awaken himself. While between 2 to 4 percent of the population suffers from OSA, many cases go undiagnosed because patients fail to recognize the symptoms. Being overweight can be a contributing factor.

Sleep apnea happens when patients stop breathing momentarily during sleep because of a collapse of the soft tissues in the throat. If these pauses occur frequently and last long enough (usually 10 seconds at a time) then a patient may have a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. The effects are real including increased sleepiness due to disrupted sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, morning headaches, feeling fatigued and even high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea can be diagnosed with a sleep study and if the patient does have sleep apnea then there are many methods of treatment including:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) which is the use of a machine to help push the air into the throat to keep it open. Some patients do very well with these machines but others find them difficult to tolerate.
  • Surgery to help open the nose.
  • Removal of the tonsils if they are large.
  • Palatal surgery, known as a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), which is trimming of the soft palate.