Ear Nose & Throat Doctor in Albany, NY

In-Office Treatment of Nasal Obstruction


Turbinates are bony and soft tissue structures within the nose that help filter out debris, and warm and humidify the air that passes through your nose.  Often times, people who complain of difficulty breathing through the nose have enlargement of these structures, which may limit air flow through the nose and contribute to sinonasal problems.  The doctors at Albany ENT & Allergy Services can significantly improve this problem by performing a procedure known as turbinate reduction. During this procedure, we can remove the tissue, decreasing the size of the turbinate and increasing airflow.  Drs. Perkins and Setzen are currently performing in-office turbinate reduction procedures, which are done with local anesthesia and require minimal recovery time.   

Some of the benefits of in-office turbinate reductions include:

  • Increased nasal air flow
  • Decrease in common sinus and nasal problems
  • Minimal recovery time

Prior to your turbinate reduction you will receive all of the necessary instructions from the doctor.

Imagine the possibilities of being able to breathe better through your nose.

Set up an appointment with one of our providers today to find out if this treatment might benefit you.