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Nose Services

Fiberoptic Video Laryngoscope

During your evaluation, the doctor may utilize a fiberoptic video laryngoscope to obtain a better view of your nasal cavity and/or sinuses. Thanks to this advanced technology, you will be able to view your anatomy along with the doctor.

Sinusitis

The sinuses are four paired cavities below the eyes (maxillaries), next to the side of the eyes (ethmoids), in the forehead (frontals), and at the very back of the nose (sphenoids). Sinusitis is inflammation and swelling of the lining membranes of the sinuses. This is commonly caused by bacterial or viral infections or blockage of the sinus openings by thickened mucosa called polyps. Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, nasal obstruction, discolored nasal drainage, loss of sense of smell, and headaches. The majority of patients with sinusitis can successfully be treated with antibiotics or other medications, treatment of allergies or environmental control. There are occasions when sinus infections are unresponsive to medical treatment and surgery is required.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are polypoidal masses arising mainly from the mucous membranes of the nose and paranasal sinuses. They are overgrowths of the mucosa that frequently accompany allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of polyps include nasal blockage, sinusitis, loss of smell, and headache. Despite surgical removal, nasal polyps often reoccur and can require additional surgeries.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The surgery involves removing inflamed infected mucosa that blocks these areas and prevents the sinuses from draining into the nose. Once the blockage is relieved, the diseased mucosa in the sinuses can heal and return to normal. See information sheet for additional information on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Deviated Nasal Septum

The nasal septum is a thin, usually flat structure made of cartilage and bone that separates the nose into its two sides. This structure can be deviated (crooked) and cause difficulty breathing through one or both sides of the nose. The cause of this deviation is often trauma to the nose, sometimes in childhood. Newborn babies often experience nasal trauma from the birth process, and this is a possible cause of septal deviation later in life. There are three turbinates on each side of the nose that function to warm and humidify inspired air. The inferior turbinate is closest to the floor of the nose and can enlarge and, like a septal deviation, cause difficulty breathing through the nose.

Septoplasty

This is a surgery that straightens the septum and improves nasal breathing. See information sheet for additional information on Septoplasty.

Nasal Fracture

A nasal fracture, commonly referred to as a broken nose, is a fracture of the bone or cartilage of the nose. Nasal fractures are caused by physical trauma to the face which can include sports injuries, fighting, falls, and car accidents. Symptoms of a broken nose include bruising, swelling, tenderness, pain, deformity, and/or bleeding of the nose. The patient may have difficulty breathing, or nosebleeds. Minor fractures may heal on their own. More serious fractures may require surgical repair.

Epistaxis (Nose Bleeds)

Epistaxis or a nosebleed is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostril. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention). Treatment for these conditions can range from cauterizing the area or placing a balloon, which can be done in the office, to hospitalization for surgery or observation.

Other Nasal Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Rhinnitis
  • Hypertrophic Turbinates

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(22nd Street campus - formerly High Plains Surgery Center)
3610 22nd Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410
(806) 776-4772

(Quaker Avenue campus - formerly Covenant Surgi Center)
2301 Quaker Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79410
(806) 725-8801


Covenant Medical Center
3610 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410
(806) 725-1011


4640 North Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79416
(806) 761-4880

 

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