Nasal & Sinus Disorders
Each year, thousands of people undergo nose surgery for many reasons. Some decide to have surgery to enhance aesthetic features, some desire to correct congenital deformities, and others choose surgery to alleviate nasal and sinus issues. Whatever the reason, if you are considering nasal surgery it is crucial that you choose a doctor who is a specialist and Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) at The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts is board certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Referred to as an “ENT” (Ear, Nose, and Throat) physician, Dr. V is proficient at dealing with medical and surgical conditions involving the, ear, nose, throat, and other structures of the head and neck in both children and adults. As a specialist in plastic surgery as well as nasal and sinus issues, when working on your nose Dr. V will ensure that efficient functionality is as important as the cosmetic appearance.
Sinuses are air-filled spaces in your face that are lined with mucosa that secretes mucus to help moisturize your nose. Sinuses also serve to lighten the weight of your face because if you didn’t have sinuses, your face would be solid bone causing it to be 3-4 times heavier than it is. Your sinuses also provide a cushion for your jawbones when you eat and they help you fight infections such as the flu or nasal rhinitis. The sinuses help with infections because they provide mucus that helps to flush out your nose and remove irritants so sinuses are basically a reservoir for your nose. Sinus and nasal surgery is performed to enlarge the openings in your nose that drain the sinuses. By doing this, problems such as chronic sinusitis, acute sinusitis, inflammation of the nasal tissue, nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, overgrowth of turbinates, vasomotor rhinitis, swallowing problems, growths or swelling, chronic sore throat, septal deviation, and other issues can be corrected.
Here are several of the disorders we treat:
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Acute Sinusitis
- Inflammation of the Nasal Tissue
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Obstruction
- Overgrowth of the Turbinates
- Vasomotor Rhinitis
- Swallowing Problems
- Growths or Swelling
- Chronic Sore Throat
- Septal Deviation
Most sinus and nasal surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia and patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort after surgery. These symptoms subside quickly however allowing you to recover quickly with no lasting side effects. During your consultation, Dr. V will decide the best treatment procedure for you based on her thorough evaluation of your individual condition.
Over one million people choose nasal and sinus surgery each year and Dr. V is qualified and ready to handle any concern (s) you may have. If you have any or all of the nose problems listed above, you are probably a good candidate for nasal and sinus surgery. The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts is committed to providing you the highest quality of care through an in-depth evaluation of your symptoms and medical history. We will also spend the time you need educating you about your condition and all of your available treatment options. Dr. V and her experienced team offer a wide range of services to relieve troubling symptoms and restore proper function to your ear, nose, and throat issues. To learn more, please call The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts today and let us schedule your consultation.