ENT Surgery Descriptions - The ENT Institute

Surgeries Offered

Nasal and Sinus


  • Septoplasty | 30520
    Septoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the shape of the septum (the separation between the two nostrils). In adults, the septum is composed partly of cartilage and partly of bone. Septal deviations are either congenital (present from birth) or develop as a result of an injury.
  • Turbinate Reduction | 30140
    Turbinate (3 scroll-shaped bones found on the walls of the nasal passages, their job is to clean and humidify the air as it moves through your nose into your lungs) reduction surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that should correct nasal obstruction by reducing the turbinate size and thereby decreasing airway resistance while preserving the natural function of the turbinates. This should improve nasal breathing and may reduce nasal drainage and post-nasal drip.
  • Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction | 30520/30140
  • Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction with Nasal Endoscopy | 30520/30140/31237
    Often an endoscope is used to observe the nasal passages internally. Along with the nasal passages the larynx, pharynx and surrounding areas can also be viewed and checked for any abnormality. This procedure helps diagnose problems such as sinusitis, nasal polyps and blockage, or any type of laryngeal trauma.
  • Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction –Maxillary | 30520/30140/31267
    Polyps or diseased tissue is removed from the maxillary sinuses.
  • Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction –Ethmoid | 30520/30140/31255
    Polyps or diseased tissue is removed from the ethmoid sinuses.
  • Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction –Maxillary and Ethmoid | 30520/30140/31267/31255
    Polyps or diseased tissue is removed from the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses.
  • Nasal Valve Reconstruction | 30465
    The nasal valve is the entrance of the nose just after the nostrils. The valve is made up of several components including cartilage inside. The cartilage of the nose becomes weak causing the valve to collapse. The most common cause of nasal valve obstruction was previous rhinoplasty, followed by nasal trauma, and congenital anomaly. If a nasal valve collapses enough, it can contribute to nasal blockage, mouth breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea. Surgical correction of nasal valve obstruction is extremely effective in improving subjective nasal obstruction.
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) | 31256/31255
    Sinus surgery (basic) (max/ethmoid) | 31256/31255
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. An endoscope is fed into the sinus and correlated with computer tomography (CT scan) imaging to identify blockages or diseased tissues, which can be removed using powered instrument. The procedure re-establishes normal sinus drainage pathways and greatly improves sinus function. This minimally invasive procedure is done through the nostrils with no external incisions.
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Complex) | 31276/31287
    (Sinus Surgery Complex )(frontal/sphenoid) | 31276/31287
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to remove or correct diseased tissues in the obstructed sinus areas thus restoring sinus ventilation and normal function. The most suitable candidates for this procedure have acute or chronic sinusitis. An improvement in symptoms of up to 90 percent may be expected following the procedure. The surgery is performed with no external incisions.
  • Closed Nasal Fracture Reduction | 21320
    Closed Nasal Reduction is performed with in the first week of the nose being injured. After a nasal injury, there is a brief window of time during which the nose may be straightened non-surgically. You may be a candidate for Nasal Fracture Repair if you have recently sustained an injury to your nose resulting in persistent nasal deformity, deviation, or difficulty with nasal breathing.
  • Open Nasal Fracture Reduction | 21335
    During surgery, the damaged nasal bone will be corrected and the blood clots will be removed through a small cut in the nose. This surgical treatment is also necessary in cases when the nerves and the other parts of the nose are already affected. The surgery is often completed 1 to 3 weeks after the injury to allow time for bruising and swelling of the skin to resolve.
  • Rhinoplasty | 30410
    A surgical procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving nasal trauma, congenital defect, and respiratory impediment. Your surgeon will create a functional and facially proportionate nose by separating the nasal skin and the soft tissues from the osseocartilaginous nasal framework, correcting them as required for form and function.

Ear


  • Tympanostomy (Ear tubes) | 69436
    Ear tubes (tympanostomy) are small tubes inserted into the eardrum in order to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time, and to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.
  • Myringoplasty | 39620
    Surgery for closing a hole in the eardrum.
  • Tympanoplasty | 69631
    Also called eardrum repair, refers to surgery performed to reconstruct a perforated tympanic membrane (eardrum) or the small bones of the middle ear.
  • Tympanoplasty with Ossicular Chain Reconstruction | 69632
    Ossicular Chain Reconstruction is reconstruction of the sound conduction system in the middle ear consisting of three small bones called ossicles.
  • Tympanomastoidectomy | 69641
    Mastoidectomy is the opening of the mastoid cavity to eliminate the chronically infected tissues and to reduce the occurrence of future infections. It is performed by making small incisions inside the ear canal as well as an incision behind the ear. The eardrum is reconstructed using a graft from under the skin.
  • Tympanomastoidectomy with Ossicular Chain Reconstruction | 69642
  • Stapedectomy | 69660
    A surgical procedure in which the innermost bone (stapes) of the three bones of the middle ear is removed, and replaced with a small plastic tube of stainless-steel wire (a prosthesis) to improve the movement of sound to the inner ear

Throat


  • Tonsillectomy (adult) | 42826
    A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils, often due to inflammation that interferes with swallowing or breathing.

Pediatric


  • Tympanostomy (Ear tubes) | 69436
    Small tubes inserted into the eardrum in order to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time and to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.
  • Adenoidectomy | 42830
    Removal of lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx. This surgical procedure is performed because the adenoids are enlarged, chronically infected, or causing obstruction
  • Adenoidectomy with Ear Tubes | 69436/42830
  • Tonsillectomy | 42825
    A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils, often because the inflamed tonsils interfere with swallowing or breathing.
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy | 42820
  • Tubes with Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy | 69436/ 4282

Larynx


  • Laryngoscopy with biopsy | 31535
    The use of a scope to view the larynx to detect tumors, foreign bodies, nerve or structural injury and other abnormalities. A biopsy of abnormalities in the throat will be sent to a lab for further study under a microscope. A laryngoscopy is an important procedure for anyone at risk for cancer of the larynx and related disorders. It provides the doctor with an opportunity to take a biopsy of tissue and remove any polyps, tumors or any growths that may exist on the larynx.
  • Micro laryngoscopy with biopsy | 31536
    A micro-laryngoscopy is when a microscope is used through the laryngoscope.
  • Esophagoscopy | 43200
    Direct visual examination of the esophagus with an esophagoscope; usually done as a diagnostic procedure for the purpose of locating and inspecting a disorder of the esophagus.
  • Esophagoscopy with biopsy | 43202
    Direct visual examination of the esophagus with an esophagoscope. Esophagoscopy usually is done as a diagnostic procedure for the purpose of locating and inspecting a disorder of the esophagus. Tissue is removed and sent to a lab for further study and testing.

Neck


  • Biopsy neck mass (superficial) | 21555
    A superficial mass needle biopsy is a procedure to remove cells or tissue located just under your skin. A fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is used to remove a sample of cells or fluid. A core needle biopsy is used to remove tissue. The samples are then sent to a pathology lab and tested for cancer.
  • Biopsy neck mass (deep) | 21556
    A procedure to remove an abnormal mass deep in the neck. The extracted tissue is sent to the pathology lab and tested for cancer.
  • Parotidectomy | 61590
    Removal of the parotid gland, the largest of the salivary glands, located near the ear. The main purpose of parotidectomy is to remove cancerous tumors in the parotid gland.
  • Submandibular gland removal | 42330
    A salivary gland that lies immediately below the lower jaw. The most common reason for removing a submandibular gland is chronic infection that occurs if the ducts that drain saliva become blocked with a stone (similar to a kidney stone) or because of tumors.

Thyroid & Parathyroid


  • Parathyroidectomy | 60500
    The surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands.
  • Thyroidectomy (partial) | 60210
    The removal of a part of the thyroid gland, to correct a variety of abnormalities of the gland. Both cancerous tumors and noncancerous tumors (frequently called nodules) can occur and they must be removed, in addition to some or all of the thyroid gland.
  • Thyroidectomy (total) | 60240
    The surgical procedure in which the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is located in the forward part of the neck (anterior) just under the skin and in front of the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland may be removed to correct a variety of abnormalities of the gland. Both cancerous tumors and noncancerous tumors (frequently called nodules) can occur and they must be removed, in addition to some or all of the thyroid gland.
  • Thyroidectomy with Lymph Node – Excision (Lymphadenectomy) | 60252
     Lymph node excision is the surgical removal of lymph nodes in order to assess the spread of cancer.
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