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Procedure name

Common name

Detail

Adenoidectomy

Removal of adenoids

The surgical removal of the adenoids (small lumps of glandular tissue that lie behind the nose) – normally removed during tonsillectomy.

Antrostomy

Sinus drainage

The surgical creation of, or enlargement of the opening into the maxilliary sinus, usually for drainage purposes.

Diathermy

Nose bleed treatment

Electro cauterization, usually used during tonsillectomies, or to prevent nose bleeds.

DPP (Diagnsostic Proof Puncture)

Sinus rinse

Rinsing of the sinuses under general anaesthetic, to treat acute sinusitis.

Frenectomy

Frenum removal

The surgical removal of the frenum, normally connecting the front of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

Myringotomy

Grommets

The drainage of an infected middle ear. A ventilation tube is often inserted.

Rhinoplasty

Nose job

Plastic surgery of the nose

Septumplasty

Straightening nasal septum

The surgical procedure performed to straighten the nasal septum (the wall between the left and right sides of the nose).

Tonsillectomy

Removal of tonsils

The surgical removal of the tonsils (glandular tissue on either side of the throat responsible for fighting infection).

Tympanoplasty

Eardrum repair

Reconstructive surgery performed to reconstruct or repair a perforated eardrum.

BAHA ( Bone Anchor External hearing Device)

Hearing aid implant

BAHA is a surgically implanted system for the treatment of hearing loss, in people who cannot benefit from conventional hearing aids.

Turbinectomy

Remove turbinate bone

Surgery to the nose to remove part of the turbinate bone, usually to improve breathing.

Reduction of nose fracture

Straighten broken nose

A procedure under local or general anaesthesia to straighten a broken nose.

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