Nasal Exam Las Vegas
What Is A Nasal Endoscopy?
Nasal endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that is performed in the office setting. The doctor uses this to examine the inside of the nasal passages. It allows him to see the areas not possible by standard examination. It is important to correctly diagnose the underlying cause of the symptoms in patients suffering from nasal and sinus problems.
Dr. Ashley Sikand uses a specialized telescope (or endoscope) with a fiber-optic light source to evaluate the nasal passages and the areas in which the sinuses drain.
Purpose Of A Nasal Endoscopy
- Evaluate the condition of the mucous membrane to determine if allergies are a significant part.
- Assess the presence of nasal polyps and turbinate enlargement.
Examine a deviated nasal septum as well as determine its severity.
- Confirm the presence of active infection, any abnormal growths, or conditions within the nasal passages.
Nasal Endoscopy Las Vegas
If the nasal cavity is unusually narrow or the nasal lining is very swollen, you may experience minor discomfort. In general, most patients do not experience any pain with this procedure.
A topical mixture of a nasal decongestant and a local anesthetic is sprayed in the nose to help make this procedure more comfortable. After a short time, this will gently reduce the swelling in the nasal membranes and temporarily numb the nose to permit an easy passage of the endoscope.
Nasal endoscopyThe endoscope is very thin and only 3 mm in diameter. Dr. Sikand will look in both nostrils with the scope to evaluate the nasal cavity.
This test typically takes 1-2 minutes to perform. Usually, there are no complications and does not require any “down-time”.
See What Our Patients Have To Say!
Dr. Sikand is an awesome doctor who I would highly recommend to anyone that is in need of a good ENT. He helped me be able to breathe normally with a procedure that I was awake for and only had 1 day of recovery. He made sure that I was comfortable and his personable office staff made sure to keep in touch with me via text throughout my recovery and post-op. I am very pleased with the outcome of my procedure and the care I received from Ear Nose & Throat Consultants of Nevada - Kama M.
Is Nasal Endoscopy Covered by Insurance?
Most insurance plans including Medicare cover nasal endoscopy. Our office will obtain authorization if your insurance plan requires it. Additional co-pays may apply. In some cases, your insurance company may apply this to your calendar year deductible and/or coinsurance rate. A staff member will gladly help explain this if you need assistance.