What is turbinectomy surgery?

What is turbinectomy surgery?

Turbinectomy is a partial or complete resection of the inferior turbinate with or without the guidance of an endoscope. The microdebrider instrument is often used in this procedure in order to remove some of the soft tissue component, and the debrider can be used even in the more complex cases of bony hypertrophy.

How long does it take to recover from turbinectomy?

Most people can go back to work or school in about 1 week and to their normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and the extent of your surgery. You will probably feel fully recovered in 1 to 2 months. You may need to visit your doctor regularly for 3 to 4 months after your surgery.

Why is a turbinectomy performed?

The turbinectomy is the surgery done to reduce the size of nasal turbinates. The turbinates are a shell-shaped network of bones and tissues within the nasal passage. There are three turbinates, each on the sides of the nasal cavities. They are called superior, middle, and inferior turbinates.

Do I need a turbinectomy?

Why do I need a turbinectomy? This procedure is usually suggested if the problem can’t be fixed with more conservative approaches such as nasal steroids and allergic rhinitis treatment.

What should I do after turbinectomy?

After your turbinectomy, you should be cleared to go home that same day unless you have packing in your nose that’s non-dissolvable. If this is the case, you might need to stay the night so your doctor can remove the packing the next day.

What is the difference between turbinectomy and Turbinoplasty?

The turbinates help warm and moisten the air you breathe. In a turbinoplasty, the turbinates are reshaped. In a turbinectomy, some or all of them are cut out. Both surgeries are done through the nose.

Is turbinectomy the same as Turbinoplasty?

In a turbinoplasty, the turbinates are reshaped. In a turbinectomy, some or all of them are cut out. Both surgeries are done through the nose. Most people go home a few hours after surgery.

How much does a turbinectomy cost?

How much does it cost? Less invasive turbinate reduction procedures may cost up to about $2,000 without health insurance. With insurance, it may cost half that or less, or could be free, depending on your health plan.

Is Turbinoplasty safe?

No surgery is 100% safe, because there is always the risk from anaesthesia and possible infection. Be sure to ask your doctor about potential complications from your procedure.

Is Turbinoplasty permanent?

The long-term results are not encouraging, however, as the effects of turbinate reduction are not permanent.

What is a turbinectomy?

A turbinectomy is a surgical procedure that removes some or all of your turbinates. Turbinates (also called conchae) are small bony structures that occur inside the nose. There are a total of three to four of these structures in the human nasal chamber. They clean, warm, and humidify air as it travels through your nostrils on the way to your lungs.

What are the side effects of a turbinectomy?

As for turbinectomy side effects specifically, as Slaughter explains, “there may be a small bloody nasal discharge for a few hours after the procedure. Some waxing and waning congestion for 3-5 days. Then the nose opens up beautifully with an excellent airway and clear breathing.

What is the best form of turbinectomy to avoid ENS?

Grossan agrees with Slaughter that the best form of turbinectomy is through submucosal turbinate reduction, in part because it won’t lead to ENS. “You can reduce the size of the turbinate safely by doing a submucosal revision of the bone,” he says. “This spares the nasal cilia and avoids ENS.

When is turbinectomy surgery necessary for nasal obstruction?

When other treatments such as nasal steroids and allergic rhinitis are unsuccessful, turbinectomy surgery may be necessary. Inferior turbinate reduction may be the best option for patients with nasal obstructive symptoms caused by enlarged turbinates. However, there is no uniform method of determining what treatment is needed.