Laser-assisted endoscopic septal surgery (LESS)

Laser-assisted endoscopic septal surgery allows a surgeon to use a probe with a tiny camera (endoscope) to see deviations or bends of the large cartilage dividing the nose into nostrils, which is a very common cause of nasal obstruction or blockage of the airflow through the nostrils.

This allows a surgeon to see images of the body's internal structures through very small incisions or through a natural body opening like the nostril. The surgeon uses the laser to perform the actual surgery. Since the incisions are shorter with endoscopy and made with the laser, there is a decreased risk of losing feeling at the tip of the nose.

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The New York Head and Neck Institute provides seamless, integrated care for people with diseases, disorders and tumors of the head and neck.