The highly-experienced team of surgeons and physicians at South Coast Specialty Surgery Center perform numerous procedures to treat conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat; procedures include endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, and turbinectomy.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is done to remove blockages in the sinuses; left untreated, these blockages can cause sinusitis and lead to pain, drainage, and difficulty breathing. After surgery, patients can expect to experience improved sense of smell and airflow through the nose, and overall reduction in the frequency and severity of sinus infections.
Patients with a deviated septum will need to undergo a septoplasty to straighten the bone and cartilage. During surgery, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nose and reposition the septum. After the procedure, patients will receive instructions for decreasing their risk of bleeding and swelling.
A turbinectomy is a procedure done to remove the small bony structures in the nose, called turbinates. This procedure may be necessary to help alleviate chronic nasal congestion, minimize snoring, reduce the frequency of nosebleeds, correct a deviated septum (performed in conjunction with a septoplasty), and address sleep apnea.
Patients experiencing symptoms affecting the ears, nose, or throat should call the South Coast Specialty Surgery Center to schedule an initial consultation and learn about treatment options.