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Nasal & Sinus Surgery

Whether you have allergies or sinusitis, there are lots of ways we can help. This is our area of specialty, so no matter what your condition is, we are sure to be of service. Wouldn’t you like to get yourself on the path to feeling better? Come by for a visit and learn about the state-of-the-art options we have in store for you—some of which you won’t find anywhere else, from CT to DC:

Balloon Sinus Dilation

Has the endless array of over-the-counter options proved futile? Perhaps this non-invasive procedure is right for you, as it doesn’t just temporarily treat your symptoms, like those pesky medicines often do, but effectively decreases the chances of continued problems. Proper drainage will eliminate buildup, so if you suffer from chronic sinus problems, this could be the right path. How can a little balloon provide instant sinus relief? Balloon dilation expands the sinus pathways to restore the all-too-important drainage.
Learn more about this procedure at our specialized Connecticut Sinus Center.

Normal and Inflamed Turbinates

Turbinate Reductions

Feel like you’re just about to burst? If your turbinates (bony structures inside your nose) are inflamed, it makes air flow more slowly, leading to many common problems stemming from the strain on your sinuses. By widening your passages during a simple procedure, airflow can quickly be increased. This more permanent solution and will save you money and trips to the drugstore, plus a whole lot of grief over blocked airways (and that over-all uncomfortable clogged feeling you’ve been experiencing).
Learn more about this procedure at our specialized Connecticut Sinus Center.

Nasal Polyp Surgery

Nasal polyps are common, noncancerous, teardrop-shaped growths that can form inside the nose. They may cause no symptoms if they're small, but polyps can block normal drainage from the sinuses and thus are often associated with allergies or asthma. When too much mucus accumulates in the sinuses, it can become infected. If nasal polyps are too large and obstructive to be treated by corticosteroid nasal sprays, surgery is your next best option. This is performed with a small nasal telescope that removes the polyps while preserving normal tissue. Surgery usually has significant improvement in patients after 18 months but may be less effective if you also have asthma. In that case, continued management with medicine can help achieve better sense of smell, asthma control, relieve breathing strain, and relieve facial pressure.

Fracture & Deviated Septum Correction

Some people are born with a deviated septum and some develop it after injury or trauma to the area. If medicine alone doesn't offer you enough relief, there is a surgical procedure called septoplasty that will repair a crooked septum and improve breathing. Surgery can also be performed to fix a fracture. During these procedures, the doctor will make a small incision in the area of the nose that needs repairing and remove excess bone or cartilage, or lessen swelling and blockage in other ways that can widen the breathing space. Sometimes, a rhinoplasty is combined with septoplasty to improve the appearance or crookedness of the nose.

Surgery to repair a deviated septum can be performed in an outpatient setting under local or general anesthesia, and takes only about an hour to an hour and a half. For a while, as things heal, you may be left with an internal splint or soft packing material to stabilize the affected parts of the nose. There should be little swelling or bruising after surgery for the most common procedures. It is normally recommended that you wait until after your nose has stopped growing to have these procedures done (around age 15).