Nasal cauterization may be helpful if you have recurrent nose bleeds (Epistaxis) or prominent vessels in your nose that cause severe bleeding.
Nasal Cauterization Procedure
Dr.Pasha typically performs nasal cauterization in the office.
He begins by numbing your nose with a nasal spray and by placing cotton soaked with a local anesthetic agent. This usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. Once your nose is numb, he may supplement the local anesthesia with Lidocaine (similar to what dentists use).
Next, Dr. Pasha will place a microscopic endoscope in the nose to locate the site of your bleeding. Using either a silver nitrate stick (chemical cauterization) or suction cauterization (radio-frequency cautery), Dr. Pasha will essentially seal the prominent vessels.
Afterward, he’ll apply an ointment to prevent infection and keep the wound moist, so that it heals better.
The procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes and there is minimal post-procedure recovery.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment for nasal cauterization with Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center today to say goodbye to frequent nose bleeds.