Inferior Turbinate Reduction in Chicago, IL
Resolve ENT is your state-of-the-art center specializing in breathing, sinus, and sleep solutions. Dr. Siva Elangovan practices the timeless art of medicine while offering advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that make your journey with us simple and straight-forward. Our expert medical team is proud to offer innovative solutions like inferior turbinate reduction for breathing, sinus, and sleep issues. We are happy to serve patients located in Chicago, Evanston, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, and the neighboring communities and Illinois.
What is Inferior Turbinate Reduction?The turbinates are the small structures on the inside of the nose that cleanse and humidify the air that we breathe before hitting the lungs. When these turbinates become swollen or enlarged, it can be hard for air to pass through the nose and make it to the lungs. This can result in mouth breathing, sinus infections, snoring, and more. Inferior turbinate reduction is a surgical procedure that opens up these nasal passages once again, allowing patients to breathe through their nose freely and reduce their unwanted breathing and sinus issues. If you are looking for relief for one or more of the following symptoms, inferior turbinate reduction may be right for you.
What Can I Expect During my Inferior Turbinate Reduction?
Your inferior turbinate reduction will be performed by Dr. Siva Elangovan in our state-of-the-art facility. Prior to your inferior turbinate reduction surgery, a local or general anesthetic may be administered to ensure you remain comfortable and calm throughout the entirety of your procedure. Once numb, Dr. Elangovan will use a specialized device to gently and carefully open the passages of the turbinates on either side of the nose, allowing for proper airflow. This procedure may be done alone or can be combined with a series of other surgical procedures like septoplasty or sinus surgery to enhance your ultimate results.
What Can I Expect After my Inferior Turbinate Reduction?
Immediately following your turbinate reduction, you may notice your nose is swollen and tender. This is normal and typically resolves within a few days of surgery. Dr. Elangovan may ask that you avoid physical activity and keep your head elevated at night for several weeks following surgery. This is to reduce excess swelling and promote a quicker and easier healing process. Patients are typically able to feel the results of their inferior turbinate reduction once all swelling goes down and they are completely healed, about six to eight weeks following surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate For Inferior Turbinate Reduction?
If you have swollen turbinates and are suffering from chronic sinus infections, mouth breathing, sleep apnea, poor sleep, or other breathing and sinus concerns, inferior turbinate reduction may be right for you. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for inferior turbinate reduction is to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.
How Much Does Inferior Turbinate Reduction Cost?
The cost of your inferior turbinate reduction will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan recommended for you and your current health insurance coverage. To get a more accurate assessment of how much your inferior turbinate reduction will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. At Resolve ENT, we are also happy to offer financing that helps you more easily pay for your treatments at your convenience.
Led by Dr. Siva Elangovan, the medical professionals at Resolve ENT are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to patients located in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square and the surrounding communities such as Evanston, Oak Park, and Des Plaines of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our expert medical team and start your journey with us today.