Diagnosis and Management of Nasal Conditions

 

Condition

Procedure

Duration

Location

Local / General
Anaesthesia

Degree of Discomfort/ Pain

Nasal Allergy Skin Prick Test 15 mins Clinic None None
Nasal Discharge Suction Nasal Toilet 1 to 5 mins Clinic None None
Epistaxis (Bleeding) Silver Nitrate Cautery 1 mins Clinic Local None
Nasal Obstruction – Adults & Children (>8 yrs) Radio Frequency
Turbinate Reduction
5 to 10
mins
Clinic Local None
Nasal Obstruction – Children (<7yrs) Radio Frequency
Turbinate Reduction
5 to 10 mins Day Surgery General None
Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty/ +/- Turbinectomy 30 to 40 mins Day Surgery General Minimal
Sinusitis – Adults Sinus Washout 10 to 15 mins Clinic/ Day Surgery for Children Local/ General for children None to Minimal
Nose Cancer Postnasal Space Biopsy 5 to 10 mins Clinic Local None
Chronic Sinusitis/ Nasal Polyps Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 120 to 180 mins (depending on severity) Day Surgery General Minimal
Dr Gerard Chee

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg) Fellow, Otology / Neurotology (Can)

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