With turbinate reduction surgery, Dr. Angela Sturm will help you permanently improve your nasal breathing and airflow.
Turbinate reduction in Houston is a surgical procedure performed to correct chronically enlarged turbinates and improve breathing ability through the nose. Typically, turbinate reduction surgery is only necessary if the patient’s turbinates are enlarged due to structural issues with the nose or more symptomatic because of a deviated septum. If the turbinates are enlarged for other reasons, such as allergies or airborne irritants, the condition can usually be treated with medication or other non-surgical treatments.
During turbinate reduction surgery, Dr. Sturm will typically start by inserting a tiny endoscope into the nose, which will allow her to get a clear view of the underlying nasal structure. She will then make a small incision in the lining of the enlarged turbinate(s) and carefully remove a little piece of the bone and enlarged tissue. This opens up the nasal airway and allows for more comfortable breathing. Finally, Dr. Sturm seals the incision and places dissolvable hemostatic agent in the nose to help recovery.
It’s very common for patients to experience enlarged turbinates and a deviated septum simultaneously. In these cases, Dr. Sturm can combine turbinate reduction surgery with septoplasty to correct both problems.
Dr. Sturm is an expert in all types of nasal surgeries, and she’s able to perform these procedures with absolute precision to provide patients with massive breathing improvements.