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Sinus, Septum And Turbinate Surgery Specialist

Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in St. Clair Shores, MI & Macomb Township, MI

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in St. Clair Shores, Macomb Township, Rochester Hills, Grosse Pointe, and Sterling Heights, MI Deviated nasal septum, turbinate hypertrophy and chronic sinusitis are common ear nose and throat issues. The talented team of ENT physicians at Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center treat these conditions at their offices in St. Clair Shores, Macomb Township, Rochester, Grosse Pointe, and Sterling Heights, Michigan. If nasal congestion is a chronic problem in your life, call or book an appointment online today.

Sinus, Septum and Turbinate Surgery Q & A


About Sinus Surgery

At Lakeshore Ear Nose and Throat we follow the paradigm of functional endoscopic sinus surgery. To paraphrase, the goal of modern sinus surgery is to pinpoint the diseased sinus cells and open them in a minimally-invasive fashion, while preserving the surrounding, non-diseased anatomy. Surgery is performed through the nostrils using fiberoptic telescopes and instruments only a few millimeters in diameter. No skin incisions are required in the overwhelming majority of patients.

Surgery is always performed in a hospital or certified ambulatory surgery center. Patients are typically given a choice of sedation (“twilight”) or general anesthesia, and most are back home within a few hours of surgery.

We also routinely employ computer-assisted imaging during surgery. Image guidance systems provide real-time 3-dimensional representation of the sinus anatomy during surgery. This aids in surgical planning and execution while decreasing the chance of complications.

Septoplasty and Turbinate

 

For many patients nasal obstruction, congestion, snoring and sleep can be effected by a crooked septum. For those patients that fail to improve with medical therapy surgical correction of the septum is an option. At Lakeshore ENT our trained physicians can perform typically in an outpatient surgical setting septoplasty and turbinate reduction to improve nasal breathing long term.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

 

For many patient recurrent sinus infections, nasal congestion, loss of smell, sleep disturbance and chronic nasal discharge can be a byproduct of chronic sinus inflammation. For those patients endoscopic sinus surgery is a great option for long term improvement in quality of life. At Lakeshore Ear Nose and Throat we follow the paradigm of functional endoscopic sinus surgery. To paraphrase, the goal of modern sinus surgery is to pinpoint the diseased sinus cells and open them in a minimally-invasive fashion, while preserving the surrounding, non-diseased anatomy. Surgery is performed through the nostrils using fiberoptic telescopes and instruments only a few millimeters in diameter. No skin incisions are required in the overwhelming majority of patients.

Surgery is typically performed in a hospital or certified ambulatory surgery center although recent advances are leading to trends of in office sinus surgeries as well. We also routinely employ computer-assisted imaging during surgery. Image guidance systems provide real-time 3-dimensional representation of the sinus anatomy during surgery. This aids in surgical planning and execution while decreasing the chance of complications.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinus surgery is a minimally invasive sinus procedure aimed at relieving the symptoms of chronic sinusitis for patients that have failed medical therapy. This includes nasal congestion, drainage and facial pressure and pain. The procedure dilates the natural sinus openings using a soft balloon catheter to restore normal flow and aeration of the sinus cavities. This can be completed in the office setting using a simple local anesthetic. This typically provides patients the opportunity to return back to normal activities quicker than functional endoscopic sinus surgery.