Clínica Universidad de Navarra

Otolaryngology

  • Adenoidectomy

    DEFINITION:

    Sometimes pharyngeal tonsils or adenoids become swollen causing breathing difficulties and other serious problems such as sleep apnea.

    Adenoidectomy is the surgery to remove the adenoid glands. It is a procedure usually performed in pediatric patients.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Adenoidectomy is combined in many cases with the surgical removal of tonsils.

  • Tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy)

    DEFINITION:

    Tonsillectomy is the surgery to remove the tonsils. It is a very common intervention in both adults and pediatric patients.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The surgeon removes the tonsils through the patient's mouth with an instrument similar to a spoon. Tonsillectomy is usually done under general anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.

    It is often combined with adenoidectomy or removal of adenoids, because there usually problems on both of them.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

  • Unilateral endoscopic sinus surgery

    DEFINITION:

    Endoscopic sinus surgery is used to remove blockages in the cranial sinuses that can cause sinusitis, which involves pain and breathing difficulties.

    This surgery repairs abnormal structures or lesions on the nose and adjacent areas.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The procedure is performed by inserting a luminous endoscope through the nose that allows us to see and remove blockages to increase the amount of air coming into the lungs.

    It can be performed at only one side of the face (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral).

  • Bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery

    DEFINITION:

    Endoscopic sinus surgery is used to remove blockages in the cranial sinuses that can cause sinusitis, which involves pain and breathing difficulties.

    This surgery repairs abnormal structures or lesions on the nose and adjacent areas.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The procedure is performed by inserting a luminous endoscope through the nose that allows us to see and remove blockages to increase the amount of air coming into the lungs.

    It can be performed at only one side of the face (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral).

  • Decortication of vocal cords

    DEFINITION:

    The vocal cords are a part of the phonation system. They are responsible for the production of the voice.

    Decortication of vocal cords surgery involves removing the damaged mucosa of the vocal cords.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Decortication of vocal cords is made under general anesthesia and generally with a surgical microscope
    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

    Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.

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