Our Location 361-287-0100

Corpus Christi ENT Sinus and Allergy

Inferior Turbinate Reduction

Inferior Turbinate ReductionThe inferior turbinates are the largest of 3 sets of turbinates that naturally occur within each nasal cavity. They are thin bones lined by mucosa whose purpose is to humidify air via surface area during nasal inspiration. The inferior turbinates are located near the nasal floor, and are often referred to as the bulbous structures that are seen when looking into the nasal cavity.  As much as they are needed, they become problematic when swollen, most commonly from rhinitis and allergies. First line treatment for turbinate hypertrophy is allergy management, such as nasal steroids and oral antihistamines. When medical therapy fails, we are able to perform a surgical reduction of the inferior turbinates that relieves nasal congestion and greatly improves the nasal airway.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call our office at 361-287-0100 to schedule an appointment.

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
American Acedemy of Otolayrngic Allergy
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Nueces County Medical Society