Obstruction (blockage) in the nose and sinus cavity may cause sleep-disordered breathing, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal surgery opens the airways and improves breathing while you sleep.
There are different causes for nasal obstruction, including structural and inflammatory conditions that can happen at the same time. Types of nasal surgery include:
- Turbinate reduction: reduces enlarged turbinates (called turbinate hypertrophy), or bony structures
- Septoplasty: corrects problems in the bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils
- Septorhinoplasty: combines septoplasty with rhinoplasty, a procedure that corrects structural problems in the nose
- Endoscopic sinus surgery: image-guided techniques that remove blockages in the sinus cavity
Visit with a sleep medicine specialist at the University of Miami Health System to find out if nasal surgery is right for you.
Why Choose UHealth?
Experienced pediatric and adult sleep surgeons. You can be confident your surgery is performed by board-certified pediatric or adult sleep medicine surgeons. Whatever the procedure, you receive the right care for the best possible outcomes.
Innovative minimally invasive nasal surgeries for sleep disorders. We always choose the least invasive techniques to effectively treat your specific condition, which means a quicker recovery time. Our sleep surgeons offer the most advanced and innovative minimally invasive procedures like image-guided balloon sinuplasty for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.
Combined surgeries to make life easier for you. We understand the various causes of sleep-disordered breathing problems and perform procedures at the same time whenever possible. Some nasal procedures can be combined, as in turbinate reduction with septoplasty, or performed with other techniques for obstruction in different levels of the airway system, such as hypopharyngeal surgery and maxillomandibular advancement.