Septoplasty and Turbinate Surgery
A bent septum is a structural issue that cannot be rectified by medications or alternate therapies. Only a surgery can bring a bent septum to its correct place in the middle of the nose. A septoplasty can be done under local or general anaesthesia and it requires about 30 - 45 minutes. If either the bone or the tissue of the turbinates enlarges or swells up, it can obstruct nasal airflow. Turbinates' size reduction can be achieved either by shrinking them or by taking a chunk out of them.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is most commonly performed for inflammatory and infectious sinus disease. It is also done in cases of allergic polyposis. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is reserved for patients with documented rhinosinusitis. An endoscopic sinus surgery is usually undertaken to bring relief from chronic rhinosinusitis (Inflammation in Nose and Sinuses that's Unrelieved for at Least 3 Months) that's not responding satisfactorily to medications. The cause of this inflammation can be anything from infection, allergies and irritants to polyps (Non - Cancerous Swelling of the Nasal / Sinus Lining). Endoscopic sinusitis surgery can be undertaken under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.
It permits the direct visualization and treatment of various parts of nasal cavities and sinuses. We are equipped with State of Art Stortz Endoscopy set and Image 1 HD Camera System with Monitor. We have Medtronic micro debrider for blood less sinus surgery.
CSF Leak Repair
The brain is fully encased inside a lining called dura. The brain and the dura are positioned partly above the nose and the sinuses that are separated from them by a thin bone. Any perforation in the bone and the dura can leak the CSF(Cerebrospinal Fluid) straight into the nasal or the throat cavities. CSF leakage can occur spontaneously without any obvious reason especially in middle aged females or due to a head injury, complication from sinus or brain injury or due to tumour removal from inside a sinus. The CSF leak becomes visible when clear fluid starts draining from the nose (Usually from one Nostril) or into the back of the throat (Tastes Salty).
Endoscopic DCR (Dacrocystorhinostomy)
A endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a procedure to treat excessive tear flow (medically called epiphora) occurring due to a blockage in the nasolacrimal duct. Any blockage in the long path of the tears that travel from the opening in eyelids to lacrimal sac (Between Nose and Eye) finally through the nasolacrimal duct (Tear Duct) and to the nasal cavity, can lead to excessive tear outflow. One common reason is a blocked nasolacrimal duct. A DCR procedure creates a direct opening from the lacrimal sac into the nasal cavity to create a direct drainage mechanism. While this duct can get blocked due to several identifiable reasons such as trauma, previous surgery, tumour, or an inflammatory medical condition, it is difficult to identify the underlying cause most of the times. The operative approach to the sac may be external or endoscopic. The latter approach may use rigid telescopes or the microscope. Which has many advantages over the external approach. The evaluation and management of a DCR procedure may involve both an ophthalmologist and an otolaryngologist.