Get relief from Hypertrophy with a Nasal Turbinate Reduction Surgery!
Get your nasal turbinate reduction surgery done by the exceptionally proficient Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao – Best Doctor for Nasal Turbinate Reduction Surgery
Nasal turbinate reduction surgery is a procedure carried out to improve one’s nasal airflow obstructed by chronic nasal congestion. This surgical procedure is also known as nasal turbinate reduction or inferior turbinate reduction. Dr Chaitanya Rao is an excellent ENT specialist with a diligent attribute of utmost care and compassion towards his patients. He strives to deliver his patients with supreme quality of treatment.
Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best Doctor for Nasal Turbinate Reduction Surgery, but he is also the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.
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About Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr Chaitanya Rao is a member of the esteemed American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and European Rhinologic Society (ERS). With his 10+ years of extensive experience in the domain of ENT, he has a learning approach towards the field. Dr Chaitanya Rao is a true believer of the fact that a doctor needs to keep on updating or upskilling his knowledge round the clock in order to serve the patients with more competence. He advocates his belief by tutoring other ENT specialists through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation and so far has imparted knowledge to more than 3000 ENT surgeons.
Dr Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad but also is the Best Sinus Specialist in India. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.
A nasal turbinate reduction surgery is performed to remove excess tissue around one’s turbinate bone, so that he/she can breath freely. Turbinates are tiny structures inside one’s nose. They are responsible for cleansing, heating and humidifying air as it passes through one’s nasal cavity.
One’s turbinates can become inflamed as a result of irritation, allergies or infection. In most cases, this inflammation is temporary. But one can develop chronic swelling of his/her turbinates (hypertrophy).
Normally a nasal turbinate reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia, though some patients may only need local anesthesia. During a nasal turbinate reduction surgery, an ENT specialist cautiously shrinks one’s turbinate tissues. The following methods can be performed to achieve this:
A warm probe is placed inside one’s nose to close off some of the blood vessels in his/her turbinates. This leads to reduced blood flow, which shrinks one’s turbinate tissues.
Using radiofrequency ablation, a long, thin probe delivers heat energy to one’s inflamed turbinates, forming scar tissue. As a result, one’s turbinate tissues shrink.
The term ‘coblation’ means ‘controlled ablation’. Like radiofrequency ablation, coblation uses heat energy to shrink one’s turbinate tissues. However, this method uses a lower temperature to keep the surrounding tissues undamaged.
In this method, the ENT specialist makes a small incision in one’s turbinate. The ENT specialist removes the tissue through that incision, but leaves the outer lining in place.
This method involves removing a small piece of one’s turbinate. Unlike other methods, partial resection removes both soft and hard tissue.
Why Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao has been actively engaged in serving his patients as the Managing Director at Dr Rao’s ENT Group of Hospitals. Amid his Post – Graduation days, Dr Chaitanya Rao was invited as a visiting physician to House Institute of Medical Sciences, Los Angeles; Rhinology and Anterior skull base unit, Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio and University of Michigan from where he acquired his knowledge. He is among the very few Indian ENT specialists who have undergone training in Advanced Sinus Surgery at IRCAD Taiwan. Besides this he is the humble recipient of the distinguished Vaidya Vibhushan Award 2019, awarded by Telangana State Government.
Nasal Turbinate Reduction Surgery FAQs
The advantages of nasal turbinate reduction surgery can be listed as:
- Opens nasal airway
- Improves breathing
- Outpatient procedure
- Treats various nasal allergies
Empty nose syndrome is a rare phenomenon that is experienced by one after undergoing a turbinate reduction surgery or any other surgery related to the nose. In this syndrome, the nose constantly feels congested and obstructed regardless of the nasal passage being cleared after the surgery. This condition can lead to breathing troubles, headaches, nosebleeds and nasal dryness.
Normally performed under local anesthesia, the nasal turbinate reduction surgery takes 15 to 20 minutes. Though the timing can vary from patient to patient.
No, the nasal turbinate reduction surgery does not affect the external appearance of the nose or face. It solely focuses on reducing the size of the turbinate.
The possible side effects of nasal turbinate reduction surgery are:
- Dryness of one’s nasal cavities
Toxic shock syndrome is an extremely unique infection that can transpire in the nose, generally when packing is placed. It can also occur when no packing is used. Toxic shock syndrome is a life threatening complication and demands immediate medical treatment. On noticing changes in blood pressure, heart rate, fever or skin discoloration one should promptly seek a doctor’s consultation.
Not as such, but it is suggested to avoid hot and spicy food or liquor consumption in the first week post surgery. As there is a possibility of bleeding from the incompletely healed tissue of the nose due to the increased blood flow associated with facial flushing.
The complications which may arise post nasal turbinate reduction surgery can be summed up as:
- Anesthesia complications
- Persistent symptoms
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Dryness and crusting inside the nasal cavity
- Regrowth of the turbinate swelling
- Recurrent nasal congestion
- Empty nose syndrome
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