Nasal obstructions impact breathing, which is a major part of our physical well-being. In addition to snoring or sleep apnea, these issues can be easily corrected through surgery or in-office procedures.
Nasal polyps are usually classified into antrochoanal polyps and ethmoidal polyps. Antrochoanal polyps arise from the maxillary sinuses and are the much less common, ethmoidal polyps arise from the ethmoidal sinuses. Antrochoanal polyps are usually single and unilateral whereas ethmoidal polyps are multiple and bilateral.
Symptoms of polyps include nasal congestion, sinusitis, anosmia (loss of smell), and secondary infection leading to headache. They may be removed by surgery, but are found to recur in about 70% of cases. Sinus surgery requires great amount of precision as this involves risk of damage to orbit matter.
Tubinate reduction is usually indicated when enlargement obstructs other parts of the nose and airways causing symptoms like sleep apnea, congestion and difficulty breathing. The procedure to reduce the size of the turbinates is often accompanied by a septoplasty, (a surgery that is used to correct a deviated septum). Nasal turbinates (or nasal concha) are bony and soft-tissue structures inside the nose. Their purpose is to trap dirt, dust, and particles like pollen so these irritants do not enter your lungs. They also add moisture and heat the air you breathe in which helps your lungs operate more effectively.
Allergies and other conditions can cause irritation, inflammation, and enlargement of the turbinates resulting in a blocked nasal airway (stuffy nose). Blocked nasal airway is a contributor to snoring.
Our staff of surgeons and medical support staff at South Coast Specialty team are renowned throughout Southern California and around the globe. We are commitment to providing a team of widely respected specialists in a variety of fields so that our patients have the resources at their disposal to receive the best care.
At South Coast Specialty we offer all kinds of testing techniques that accommodates all of pediatric testing requests for the diagnosis and management of conditions that affect the healthy growth and development of the pediatric patient. Our tests include: audiology, auditory brainstem reflex testing, vertigo testing, tympanograms (check middle ear pressure). We have special equipment in order to test your hearing and give you a full hearing health analysis.
Our staff of surgeons and medical support staff at South Coast Specialty team is renowned throughout Southern California and around the globe. We are commitment to providing a team of widely respected specialists in a variety of fields so that our patients have the resources at their disposal to receive the best care.