A chronically stuffy nose can impair normal breathing, force patients to breathe through the mouth, and turn the simple acts of eating, drinking, and speaking into an annoying and sometimes painful experience. When lifestyle changes and medical treatments are not enough to cure chronic nasal obstruction, our teams employ surgical techniques to relieve the obstruction. These procedures include laser surgery, electrosurgery, or standard surgery to relieve the obstruction.
NewYork-Presbyterian surgeons are also experts in the use of somnoplasty, an office procedure applying low-power radiofrequency to affected areas in the sinuses to relieve obstruction. Somnoplasty was pioneered at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.