The Nose

I have a special interest in the nose and sinuses. Nasal obstruction is a common complaint with multiple causes such as allergy, adenoid hypertrophy, nasal polyps, chronic rhinosinusitis and septal deviation to name but a few. Appropriate and up-to-date medical therapy and sometimes concurrent surgery can provide dramatic results.

Adenoidectomy is a common surgical procedure. I use a newer technique utilising suction diathermy ablation which is literally bloodless and in my view safer, more controlled and a complete solution.

Inferior turbinoplasty is another common procedure to relieve nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy that is not amenable to medical therapy; this new technique avoids the delay in healing and crusting that is usually seen in other techniques.

Facial pain, post nasal drip, loss of smell and facial congestion are often associated with disease of the nose and sinuses.

Endoscopic sinus surgery has evolved over the last few years, offering minimally invasive resection of bone and soft tissue to restore sinus drainage.

I spent 18 months in Glasgow in the United Kingdom learning advanced techniques in nasal surgery and especially rhinoplasty, a technique to restore form and function to the nose. Both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is offered.

Treatment of bleeding noses (epistaxis) is performed in the rooms under local anaesthetic, as is treatment of broken noses.