About Turbinate Reduction

Turbinates are structures in the nose that humidify the air we breathe.   They are made by a boney structure that is surrounded by soft tissue.   Turbinates can enlarge and become swollen causing nasal obstruction, mouth breathing and snoring.

If turbinates remain enlarged after allergy treatment and medications, sometimes it is necessary to perform a simple procedure to reduce the turbinate tissue and improved the nasal passage airway.

Turbinate Reduction is a minimally invasive office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, and take about 5-10 minutes.   Commonly, there is no pain after the procedure and only minimal bleeding which is usually resolved the same day.   Patients typically have increased nasal congestion and crusting for 3-4 weeks.   We recommend frequent nasal saline and antibiotic ointment after the procedure for several weeks.

Mother of Otology Patient DEBBIE "He talked to us like Drew was almost his kid. He said, wouldn’t this be exciting to go for the home run? And it was a grand slam." Father of Tonsillectomy Patient KEN "Even though it's a small, easy procedure that is done all of the time, it made me feel comfortable knowing that she was in good hands with him" Cochlear Implant Patient MICHAEL "Dr. Cundiff did a great job with me. I trust him. If someone asked me for a recommendation on a doctor, I would without hesitation recommend him." Sinus Procedure Patient GAYLE "It makes all of the difference in the world just being able to breathe at night and being able to sleep well." Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patient DAWN "Two weeks in and you can't even tell that I've had the surgery." Papillary Thyroid

Carcinoma Patient
LISA the next day with no complications and was "Dr. Livingston did a great job. I was home a relatively easy surgery."
Balloon Sinuplasty Patient EMILY It was such an easy procedure." "Don't wait as long as I did come in and get it taken care of.

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