Problems and Surgical solutions

Different types of nasal problems require different surgical techniques

Sometimes, surgery is the best solution. We are experts in the techniques necessary for correcting different problems:

  1. Problems with the nasal septum

    The nasal septum separates the two nostrils. Changes in the shape and growth of the septum may hinder breathing through the nose, create pain in the face and head, generating a feeling of dryness in the nose, altering the mucus and promoting nosebleeds.

    A septoplasty is a surgical technique that allows us to correct a deformity in the nasal wall or rebuild it. It can be performed with other types of functional surgery and cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty).

    The procedure takes between 15 and 45 minutes in the operating room.

    It can be performed under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia and sedation or local anaesthesia only, depending on each case.

    All nasal operations require proper preoperative preparation and recovery time.

  2. Problems of the nasal valve

    The nasal valve plays a fundamental role in the transformation of air so that it arrives in the right condition to the lungs. If there are abnormalities in the bony structures, cartilage, or skin and mucosal linings of the valve, breathing will be compromised.

    Valve surgery can restore the normal anatomy of the valve and increase the flow of air to restore good breathing.

    The procedure takes about 15 minutes in the operating room.

    It can be performed under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia and sedation or local anaesthesia only, depending on the individual case.

    All nasal operations require proper preoperative preparation and recovery time.

  3. Turbinate Problems

    The turbinates clean, warm and humidify the air you breathe. If the turbinate volume is not adequate, these functions may be altered and cause difficulty breathing, pain in the face and head , give a feeling of nasal dryness or persistent thick nasal mucus. A turbinate problem may cause mouth breathing, and cause other symptoms such as:

    • dry mouth
    • Snoring and sleep apnoea
    • pharyngitis
    • thickening throat secretions
    • headaches and migraines
    • sinusitis

    With turbinate surgery, pathological turbinate elements are corrected or extirpated. Depending on the magnitude of the problem , the intervention can be performed in an outpatient surgery or consultation room using radiofrequency or laser techniques.

    The procedure takes about 15 minutes in the operating room .

    It can be done under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia and sedation or local anaesthesia only, depending on the individual case.

    All nasal operations require proper preoperative preparation and recovery time.

  4. Sinus problems and related diseases

    Some sinus problems and related diseases (such as allergies or hypersensitivity) can be solved or minimized by combining surgery with a range of other treatments.

    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery encompasses various techniques to repair abnormalities that alter the functions of the nose.

    The procedure takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours in the operating room, depending on the severity of each case.

    It can be done under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia and sedation or local anaesthesia only, depending on the individual case.

    All nasal operations require proper preoperative preparation and recovery time.

  5. Adenoid and enlarged adenoids problems.

    When enlarged adenoids generate repeated infections of the throat or ear, or cause significant respiratory obstruction, it may be advisable to operate.

    Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the adenoids.

    It is performed under general anaesthesia and, like all nasal operations, requires proper preoperative preparation and recovery time.

    The procedure takes about 15 minutes in the operating room.

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