Nose Conditions & Surgery

Dr Altmann performs surgery for most conditions of the Ear, Nose and Throat, especially in children. In adults, Dr Altmann has become more specialised in surgery of the nose, including surgery for nasal obstruction and deformity, endoscopic (using telescopes through the nose) sinus surgery, and extended endoscopic surgery for some eye conditions such as watery eye due to blocked tear duct.

Dr Altmann receives referrals from ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) for such complex surgery.

Dr Altmann performs rhinoplasty for nasal deformity with associated nasal obstruction or sinusitis.

Please note that in order for a Rhinoplasty procedure to attract a Medicare rebate and be covered by private health insurance that there must be a history of trauma as an adult or child causing the nasal deformity. Patients should check their private health cover as some companies unfairly exclude all rhinoplasty procedures, even when required for functional reasons such as nasal obstruction.

Dr Altmann is happy to remove complex nasal and facial skin cancers under local or general anaesthesia with local flap repair or graft repair, including composite skin and cartilage repair.

Your GP can discuss such surgery with Dr Altmann before referral.

Conditions

Condition TreatedCommon Names And SymptomsOperation
Deviated Nasal Septum
COMMON NAMES
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Congestion
OPERATION
Septoplasty
Enlarged Nasal Turbinates

COMMON NAMES

  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Allergy
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Runny Nose
OPERATION
Turbinate Reduction
Sinusitis

COMMON NAMES

  • Facial Pain And Pressure
  • Headache
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Runny Nose
OPERATION
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Nasal Polyps
COMMON NAMES
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Discharge
OPERATION
Endoscopic removal of nasal polyps
Fractured Nose
COMMON NAMES
Fractured Nose
OPERATION
Elevation of Nasal Bones
Nasal Deformity
COMMON NAMES
Deviated Nose
OPERATION
Rhinoplasty
Dacryocystitis, Epiphora
COMMON NAMES
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Watery Eye
OPERATION
Endoscopic (Internal) Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
Skin Cancers of Nose & Face
COMMON NAMES
  • BCC
  • SCC
  • Melanoma
OPERATION
Surgical excision of nose skin cancers with complex repairs including flaps and skin grafts
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