Turbinate reduction surgery
The nasal turbinates are located in the wall of the nostrils and are covered by mucous membrane. Their role is to control the air flow through the nose, to filter pollutants from the air we breathe, to humidify and warm it.
In certain cases, due to allergy or sensitivity, the turbinates might become congested, which causes them to expand in size. Enlarged turbinates might block air passage through the nose.
In such cases, Dr, Glick recommends drug treatment for allergy or inflammation. If the treatment is unsuccessful, Dr. Glick will recommend surgery. This is one of the most common oto-laryngological operative procedures, and it is performed under general anesthesia.
Dr. Glick uses two surgical approaches: turbinate cautery with an electric needle, and endoscopic turbinate reduction.