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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

What is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty?

Palate surgery: More specifically, it is removal of any tonsillar tissue, oval of the uvula and shortening of the palate. It is a surgery for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. ...Read more

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Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Lingual frenectomy surgery..What is involved?

Not much: Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward. In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics. ...Read more

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Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Does pharyngeal flap reconstruction fix hypernasality? Is it a risky procedure?

Rec: Study yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngeal_flap_surgery & Google the phrase. Like all surgeries, never risk free & powerfully depends on the individual situation, pre-existing health issues plus the skill & experience of the surgeon combined with followup care. Always best to work at understanding the procedure, along with possible complications, solutions & alternatives, yourself. ...Read more

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Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more

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What is a nasal endoscopy? Nasopharyngoscopy?

What is a nasal endoscopy? Nasopharyngoscopy?

Endoscopy: Diagnostic usage of a rigid or flexible scope to examine the nasal airway and/or the upper portion of the pharynx (nasopharynx) for lesions, source of infection, palatal function, Eustachian tube areas, presence of lymphoid tissue, polyps, cyst, etc ...Read more

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What is a medialization laryngoplasty?

What is a medialization laryngoplasty?

Laryngoplasty: When a vocal cord is paralyzed, it often does not move toward the midline to contact the opposite vocal cord. Medialization laryngoplasty involves placing an implant outside the paralyzed cord, moving it closer to the opposite vocal cord. This helps create a stronger, less breathy voice. Go see an ear nose and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

Hearing yourself: The term describes a condition in which patients can hear their own breath and voice much louder than normal. It occurs when the eustachian tube (which is normally closed) is open more than normal. This is can be very annoying. Luckily it is much less common than eustachian tube dysfunction in which the tube is more closed than normal (congested) and patients feel like they can't hear as well. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Is transoral incisionless fundoplication safe?

Is transoral incisionless fundoplication safe?

Safer, but...: It's considered more safe than actual surgery, but there are still risks of things like bleeding and perforation. The major concern about transoral anti-reflux procedures is how effective they'll be for controlling reflux. This is still a bit unclear, but most feel that it's not going to work as well as the actual operations would. The decision is best made on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Yes: An oral surgeon, periodontist, and a general dentist all can perform a frenectomy. If you go to a clinician that has a laser, the healing of the frenectomy is much quicker. Ask your clinician as to whether they have a soft tissue laser with which they can perform this procedure. ...Read more

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What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

Foregut operation: A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest. If a large part of the stomach is involved, it is a para esophageal hernia. Repairing this involves closing the hole to the right size & wrapping the lower esophagus with the top of the stomach (nissen). A tube is placed in the stomach (gastrostomy) rarely in adults. ...Read more

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Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Good if needed: Have your orthodontist and your oral surgeon both review your situation. The co-ordination between the 2 of them generally gives better results. ...Read more

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Velopharyngeal incompetence is it caused by surgery for adenoid and tonsillectomy?

Velopharyngeal incompetence is it caused by surgery for adenoid and tonsillectomy?

Can be: This is a very rare complication of adenoid removal. In some people, the adenoid pad at the back of the throat was needed for the palate to close off the nose from the mouth to allow speech to come out from the mouth in a normal way. Some patients have problems closing this area after the adenoid is removed. It can be treated with surgery to lengthen the palate or tighten the closure of the palate. ...Read more

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Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: there are no guarantees but most patients experience improvement in their breathing. ...Read more

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Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?

Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?

Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention because the altered septal anatomy may create a new problem with enlarged turbinates. I address both at the time of surgery. Review these questions with your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Can a palate expander fix a cleft palate?

Not it's job: Palatal expander used to widen a narrow upper jaw. It does not correct a cleft, but properly repositions the 2 halves of the upper jaw from side-to-side. Repair of the cleft usually means some surgery. Talk to the cleft team about what's being done and why. ...Read more

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