Dr. Kapil Saigal is a nose and sinus specialist who treats residents in the Orlando FL area. Nasal and sinus disorders commonly include sinusitis, acute sinus infections, chronic congestion, runny nose, nasal polyps, facial pressure or sinus headaches, deviated sinus septum and a decreased sense of smell.
Nasal polyps are growths on the internal lining of the nose or within the sinuses. Nasal polyps are soft, painless, benign (noncancerous) growths. Most polyps are small and require no treatment, but larger polyps may block the sinus and prevent proper drainage of the nasal cavity.
Small nasal polyps typically do not create symptoms, but larger polyps or groups of polyps may create a sinus or nasal blockage.
You should visit Dr. Saigal when polyps are affecting the quality of your life including blocking your airflow or restricting sinus drainage, creating pressure headaches, causing snoring and restricting your sense of smell. Dr. Saigal will complete an examination of your nasal passages and assess your overall health. He may order tests such as the nasal endoscopy which inserts a lighted camera and magnifying lens into your nasal passages to access the size and location of the polyp or polyps. Allergy tests may also be ordered to help determine the cause of the nasal polyps.
Nasal polyps will be diagnosed and treated by Dr. Kapil Saigal. Corticosteroids, nasal steroid sprays and allergy medications may be prescribed to relieve symptoms and to reduce swelling. Very large polyps or clusters of polyps may require surgery.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is recommended if medications cannot control your symptoms. During the procedure, Dr. Saigal inserts a thin camera that is equipped with a light and instruments into your nose. This is then used to remove the polyps. This successfully treats polyps and will allow you to breathe properly again in a short period of time. This treatment requires minimal downtime.
The septum is the wall within the nasal cavity that separates the right and left sides of the cavity. The septum may be significantly out of line, and this typically creates significant breathing problems and an increased risk of chronic sinus infections. A significantly misaligned septum is called a deviated septum. This is experienced at birth, with age, or following a facial trauma.
Dr. Saigal will physically examine your sinuses with a nasal endoscope. There may be medications or conservative options that he will recommend depending on the degree of the blockage. Septoplasty is a surgical option that Dr. Saigal may recommend to dramatically improve your breathing and to relieve a serious or complex nasal obstruction.
Septoplasty is a corrective surgery that will improve the airflow in the blocked nasal cavity and help you to breathe properly. General anesthesia is used and the outpatient surgical procedure lasts about an hour. Packing the nose is not typically necessary and the recovery period following septoplasty usually less than a week.
It’s time to finally receive relief from the unnecessary nasal discomfort and bothersome symptoms that you are experiencing. Contact Dr. Kapil Saigal, a nose and sinus specialist Orlando FL, for a consultation at 407-636-5384.