Sinus Problems (facial pressure, headaches, recurrent sinus infections, tooth pain, foul breath, drainage from the nose)
Allergy problems (post-nasal drip, itchy eyes, runny eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose)
Nasal Septal Deviation and turbinate hypertrophy (stuffy nose, inability to breathe well through the nose)
Tumors of the nose
Difficulty with smelling
Epistaxis- Bloody Nose
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Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum — a displacement of the bone and cartilage that divides your two nostrils. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the middle of your nose. This may require your surgeon to cut and remove parts of your nasal septum before reinserting them in the proper position.
When planning septoplasty, your surgeon considers your symptoms — such as breathing difficulties — and the physical structure and features of your nose. Talk with Dr. Florea about what septoplasty can achieve for you.
Turbinate reduction surgery, or turbinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the turbinates in your nose. Turbinates are structures in the nose that affect nasal breathing. There are three turbinates (inferior, middle, and superior) on each side of the nose. They clean and humidify the air taken up through the nose so that cold, dry air does not reach the lungs. This also allows more airflow and increases air-filtering functions.
Nasal congestion is the most common symptom accompanying turbinate dysfunction. Enlarged and swollen turbinates can lead to blockages and decreased nasal breathing.
Many patients suffer from all the typical allergy complaints of congestion, runny nose, sneezing, pressure, and recurring sinus infections only to be told their allergy testing is negative. These patients may have one of several conditions: Local Allergic Rhinitis, Vasomotor Rhinitis, and Structural Issues (Chronic Sinusitis, Septal Deviation, Turbinate Hypertrophy, Nasal Polyps, and Fungal Sinusitis.