Nasal difficulties can lead to headaches, breathing issues, and constant cold-like symptoms. There is a much better way for patients to live, without the frustrations of nasal issues such as these. Dr. Matthew Mingrone at Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions can perform a variety of nasal surgeries at his San Jose, CA, and San Francisco, CA, practices to bolster your nasal function and overall wellbeing. Dr. Mingrone can help relieve patients of sinus disease and nasal obstruction, as well as meet their nose-related cosmetic surgery goals.
Common Nasal Problems
The nasal structure performs a host of tasks critical to your survival. Two problems that patients often endure are sinus disease and a deviated septum. Sinus disease can lead to chronic inflammation, nasal fluid buildup, and related issues, such as post nasal drip, coughing, or headaches.
Living with nasal issues can take its toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing.
A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum, or the thin wall between your nasal passages, is not centralized, but displaced to one side. A deviated septum can reduce airflow and make breathing difficult. This can contribute to sleep apnea and snoring.
Besides functional concerns, your nose serves as an anchoring point on your face, contributing to a sense of aesthetic balance. A crooked or disproportionate nose can disrupt facial harmony.
Once a proper diagnosis has been made, patients may benefit from the following surgical approaches:
Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty: This procedure helps to combat sinus disease and involves the insertion of a tiny balloon catheter that is expanded to create more space in the sinuses. This allows for mucus to drain, effectively reducing sinus inflammation.
PROPEL® Sinus Implant: Another procedure to overcome sinus disease, a PROPEL® implant is inserted into the sinuses and slowly releases an anti-inflammatory medication. By releasing the drug directly into mucus lining the sinuses, healing can be expedited, while minimizing future sinus disease flare-ups.
Septoplasty: This surgical procedure is designed to correct a deviated septum by straightening and repositioning the septum to a centralized position in your nose.
Functional Nasal Surgery-Latera: This endoscopic procedure helps patients enjoy respite from the discomfort of inflammatory and infectious sinus disease, and can also be used to correct sleep apnea. Dr. Mingrone will repair drainage problems in the sinuses, allowing for proper ventilation of the cavity.
Cosmetic Nasal Surgery: Dr. Mingrone also performs cosmetic surgery that can alter the nasal structure for enhanced appearance and greater symmetry of facial features.
We strive to provide the most advanced procedures for efficient and effective solutions you can rely on.
Benefits and Risks
Nasal surgery can provide a range of benefits, such as an easier time breathing, improved sleep quality, and relief from headaches and sinus pain. As with any surgery, nasal procedures do carry some risks such as chronic nasal drainage or a reduction in the senses of smell or taste, and in some cases, an under- or over-correction. However, potential risks are seriously mitigated when you choose a surgeon of outstanding reputation and experience like Dr. Matthew Mingrone.
Financing and Insurance
The professionals at Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions are dedicated to helping patients keep out-of-pocket costs to a minimum, even in instances when patients come from out of the insurance network. We will file claims for our patients and walk you through every step of the financing and insurance processes to help make them as hassle-free as possible. For added patient convenience, we also accept financing options such as CareCredit®.