IN-OFFICE & AMBULATORY PROCEDURES

After a comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic testing, certain diagnoses may require a clinical procedure to improve your condition. Below are common procedures conducted by our highly trained Board-Certified ENT specialists that are performed in-office or in an ambulatory (hospital) setting. The complexity of the case and need of anesthesia will determine which setting is most appropriate to perform the procedure at.

In-Office Procedures Provided

Balloon Sinus Dilation (also known as Balloon Sinuplasty)

This is a simple sinus procedure designed to open blocked sinus passages, allowing for adequate airflow and drainage. The goal of balloon sinus dilation (BSD) is to improve sinus functions and decrease future sinus infections.

Ventilation Tube Insertion
This simple procedure takes just a few minutes and is usually performed to remove a chronic middle ear effusion (fluid) which has not resolved with medical therapy, or to prevent recurrent acute infections or symptoms of Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Simple repair for holes in ear drum (tympanoplasty)

There are several types of tympanoplasty, each procedure is performed in order to repair holes in the eardrum. Your provider will evaluate which procedure is most appropriate for your specific needs. Most procedures are painless, quick, and do not require anesthesia.

 

Turbinate Reduction

A minor procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in the operating room. This procedure reduces the size of the turbinates in the nose to restore regular airflow, improving nasal breathing and reducing nasal drainage and post-nasal drip.

Nasal polypectomy

A surgical procedure to remove polyps located in the nasal passages. The doctor will often use endoscopic sinus surgery to treat polyps. With this procedure, the doctor uses a thin, lighted tube with instruments at the end. The tube is inserted into the nasal passages and the doctor removes the polyps.

 

Myringotomy

A Myringotomy is a procedure in which the surgeon makes a small incision through the eardrum, vacuums the fluid out and buttons a tiny tube into the hole to keep it open. The tube allows equilibration of atmospheric air pressure, drainage of infected fluid and delivery of medication within the middle ear space. This procedure can alleviate ear pain and pressure, reduce frequency of ear infections, and restore hearing loss caused by fluid.

 

Common Ambulatory Procedures Provided

Rhinoplasty
    • Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to change the size or shape of the nose to achieve more balance and symmetry of the facial features and improve appearance. A rhinoplasty can also be simultaneously performed with procedures to improve the function of the nose by correcting obstructed breathing.

 

    • For a full list of facial plastic surgery procedures performed by our Board Certified ENT Specialists, click here.

 

 

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

FESS is one of the most common surgical methods to treat chronic sinus infections. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a magnifying endoscope to view and remove affected tissue and bone.

Microscopic Ear Surgery (Including Stapes Surgery and more involved procedures)

Otosclerosis is a disease that causes progressive hearing loss and affects the bone of middle and inner ear. It is often surgically reversible. If otosclerosis is identified, the surgeon will perform a stapes surgery to fix the hearing loss.

Septoplasty

This is a surgical procedure used to correct a deviated septum. When the bone and cartilage making up the septum (the wall that divides your nostrils) is crooked, it causes obstruction of the nasal airways and can cause breathing difficulties. This can lead to nosebleeds, snoring, sleep apnea and chronic sinusitis. Surgery to straighten the septum can eliminate these conditions and improve your quality of life.

Microlaryngoscopy

Microlaryngoscopy is a surgical procedure performed through a surgical instrument called a laryngoscope that is placed through the mouth to expose the vocal folds. This procedure surgically excises vocal cord polyps or masses that cause hoarseness. Using this technique, vocal fold lesions (such as cysts, polyps, papilloma, nodules or cancer) are removed without making any external incisions.

Services Provided:

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to change the size or shape of the nose to achieve more balance and symmetry of the facial features and improve appearance. A rhinoplasty can also be simultaneously performed with procedures to improve the function of the nose by correcting obstructed breathing.

 

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

FESS is one of the most common surgical methods to treat chronic sinus infections. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a magnifying endoscope to view and remove affected tissue and bone.

Microscopic Ear Surgery (Including Stapes Surgery And More Involved Procedures)

Otosclerosis is a disease that causes progressive hearing loss and affects the bone of middle and inner ear. It is often surgically reversible. If otosclerosis is identified, the surgeon will perform a stapes surgery to fix the hearing loss.

Septoplasty

This is a surgical procedure used to correct a deviated septum. When the bone and cartilage making up the septum (the wall that divides your nostrils) is crooked, it causes obstruction of the nasal airways and can cause breathing difficulties. This can lead to nosebleeds, snoring, sleep apnea and chronic sinusitis. Surgery to straighten the septum can eliminate these conditions and improve your quality of life.

Microlaryngoscopy

Microlaryngoscopy is a surgical procedure performed through a surgical instrument called a laryngoscope that is placed through the mouth to expose the vocal folds. This procedure surgically excises vocal cord polyps or masses that cause hoarseness. Using this technique, vocal fold lesions (such as cysts, polyps, papilloma, nodules or cancer) are removed without making any external incisions.

What to expect

For in-office procedures, your ENT provider will thoroughly review with you the need for the procedure, as well as what the procedure specifically entails. Following the procedure, you will be provided direction on self-care until your follow-up appointment. For ambulatory procedures, our office team will work closely with you to coordinate your case directly with the hospital. You will be seen by the ENT surgeon and issued testing for both pre- and post-operative care. At Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, P.C., you will receive comprehensive care throughout every step of the process from your initial appointment to follow-up exams.

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