Septoplasty / Endoscopic Septoplasty
Septoplasty is the surgical straightening of the nasal septum. Dr. Arthur Wu typically performs all of his septoplasties endoscopically via a minimally invasive approach entirely within the nose.
Nasal Turbinate Reduction
The turbinates normally heat and humidify the air entering the nasal cavity. The turbinates also ensure smooth laminar airflow. When there is turbulent airflow, the brain perceives this as nasal obstruction.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Patients with chronic sinusitis or nasal polyps who fail medical therapy may require endoscopic sinus surgery. The goal of this surgery is to widen the natural openings and drainage pathways of the paranasal sinuses.
In Office Balloon Sinus Dilation
In certain patients with chronic sinusitis, an in office procedure known as balloon sinus dilation may be an effective treatment to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy
Patients with medically resistant vasomotor rhinitis may suffer from uncontrollable runny nose and nasal obstruction. In all cases, these patients must be ruled out for more common diseases such as allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis.
Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation
Patients with eustachian tube dysfunction may fail medical therapy and require surgery. Traditional treatment of eustachian tube dysfunction includes placement of a pressure equalization tube (PE tube), which simply creates a semi-permanent hole in the eardrum, allowing pressure to equalize through it directly.
Endoscopic Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak Repair
CSF leaks may occur spontaneously, after trauma, or as a complication of various surgeries. Patients with a CSF leak may have abundant clear runny nose. They will also sometimes complain of a salty taste in their mouth from the CSF.
Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Tumor Resection
As surgical technology has progressed over the last decade, endoscopic sinus surgeons have translated their skill set to the removal of benign and malignant tumors of the sinus and skull base.
Endoscopic Orbital Decompression / Optic Nerve Decompression
Patients with Grave’s orbitopathy or exophthalmos (bulging eyes) who fail medical treatment may require surgery to decompress their eyes back into the eye sockets, both for cosmetic reasons but frequently also to save vision.
Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
Patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction and chronic epiphora (tearing from the eye) may require surgical drainage of the lacrimal sac. This procedure is called dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).