Nasal and Sinus Treatments
Vitale Institute offers premier nasal and sinus surgical treatment options for conditions that require surgery or aren’t responding to other medical or procedural treatment plans.
We treat many nasal and sinus conditions. Most of these can be managed or cured using nonsurgical treatments. In some cases, though, our physicians may recommend surgical solutions. Whether or not you’ll require surgery depends entirely on your individual health and personal needs. Some examples of conditions that may require nasal or sinus surgery include:
- Nasal blockage
- Chronic sinusitis
- Deviated septum
- Sinus or nasal trauma
- Nose bleeds
- Nasal polyps
- Enlarged turbinates
- Chronic stuffiness
- Chronic breathing issues
Types of Nasal and Sinus Surgeries
Depending on your condition, insurance, lifestyle and symptoms, your ENT physician may recommend one or more surgical treatment options. Here are some of the most common procedures we perform:
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is used to improve nasal drainage and open up the nasal passageways. To perform this outpatient procedure, your doctor uses an endoscope (a small probe with a camera on the end) to enter your sinuses and remove problematic tissues and diseased sinus mucosa.
Septoplasty and septorhinoplasty procedures reshape, reduce or reposition portions of the septum’s bone or cartilage to open up the nasal passageway. These procedures are used to reduce blockage, fix a deviated septum, repair damaged cartilage and resolve other conditions related to a nasal fracture.
Turbinate Reduction Surgery
The turbinates, structures made of bone and tissue inside the nose, can become inflamed and obstruct airflow through the nose; this is known as turbinate hypertrophy. When this happens, you will feel congested and have trouble breathing out of your nose. Turbinate reduction surgery corrects this by using an endoscope along with other surgical tools. An incision is made in the lining of the nose and the bone of the turbinate is removed. Tissue may also be removed from around the bone to further reduce inflammation.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan uses a computer to organize X-ray images taken from various angles to create a complete picture of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues in your body. It is more detailed than a regular X-ray image. It is often used for diagnostics and in preparation for surgery.