Sinus Surgery for Allergy Treatment
Patients looking for allergy treatment in Washington, DC often suffer terribly in spring, fall or all year. Nasal allergy patients may be miserable, with symptoms ranging from congestion to headaches that affect work and living a normal life. Dr. Chaboki works with the top DC allergists, providing a surgical solution for nasal allergy patients. If you've already have radiology tests, then please bring any CT scans of your sinuses to the office to review the actual images with Dr. Chaboki. Sinus surgery typically does not alter the shape of your nose or appearance, as compared to other facial procedures.
To learn more about reconstructive sinus surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085. Dr. Chaboki serves men and women in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
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The nasal septum is a sheet of bone and bone that divides the nose into left and right chambers. When the nasal septum is deviated, it is severely shifted away from the midline, bent, crooked or misshapen. Some degree of septal deviation is very common, since roughly 80 percent of all nasal septums are deviated.
The most common symptoms of the condition are nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, nasal obstruction, and snoring. Nasal congestion and breathing symptoms may be worse on one side or can alternate sides. Symptoms may occur all day or primarily at night. In some patients, a deviated septum blocks sinus drainage, resulting in repeated sinus infections or post-nasal drip. A deviated septum may be present at birth, caused by an injury or a result of damage from previous treatments or surgery. This condition is often corrected during rhinoplasty near Maryland.
Turbinates are normal structures in the nasal passages that may swell due to its highly vascular tissue and mucous membrane outer lining. The largest turbinate, the inferior turbinate, is the primary contributor to nasal and allergy symptoms. In patients with hay fever (allergic rhinitis), the nasal turbinate remains persistently enlarged and obstructs the airway, causing a congested feeling. However, in some people, the inferior turbinate will remain enlarged despite medical therapy, even if the underlying problem is corrected. The most common symptoms from large turbinates are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, difficulty breathing through the nose, and snoring.
Dr. Chaboki may recommend shrinking the nasal turbinates via a minimally invasive technique, as an outpatient procedure with or without septoplasty. After turbinate reduction surgery, patients may have improved nasal breathing and reduced post-nasal drip.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and allergies affect many Maryland patients. Typical nasal sinus symptoms may include congestion, nasal obstruction, post-nasal drip, facial pain and pressure, decreased taste and smell, tooth pain, or fatigue due to chronic inflammation. Some patients suffer from recurrent infections and require frequent antibiotics.
Dr. Chaboki specializes in minimally invasive, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to open the sinuses and to improve the drainage. After Washington DC sinus surgery, patients may breathe better and experience fewer and less severe sinus problems.
To learn more about sinus surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085. Dr. Chaboki serves men and women in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
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