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Nasal Obstruction Treatment in McAllen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers nasal obstruction treatment for men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island.

What is a Nasal Obstruction?

A nasal obstruction is any type of blockage inside the nasal cavity. The blockage may be caused by polyps and other types of growths, as well as abnormal bone and cartilage.

What is Nasal Obstruction Surgery?

Nasal obstruction surgery is a procedure that corrects issues with the nasal passage that is causing the obstruction. The surgery may involve removing excess tissue and bone, reshaping cartilage, using grafts, and excising abnormal growths from inside the nose. Other potential complications following surgery may include:


  • Bruising or facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Septal perforation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Reoperation
Nasal Obstruction Treatment in McAllen, TX

What is LATERA Nasal Valve Repair?

A LATERA Nasal Valve Repair is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce nasal airway obstruction and help patients breathe better. Dr. Ayala inserts the LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant inside the nasal wall to support the upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose. The implant absorbs over a period of about 18 months, so it can deliver support without limiting future treatment options.

What is Involved in a Nasal Obstruction Diagnosis?

Dr. Ayala uses several diagnostic methods for diagnosing a nasal obstruction, such as:

Examination of the nasal cavity with a lighted scope
CT scans

The tools allow him to evaluate the nasal passages from different perspectives and with a greater degree of detail.


"After starting treatment with another well known doctor in the RGV and being very dissatisfied with him, we choose Dr. Carlos Ayala. Within two minutes after meeting Dr. Ayala, we knew that he was very qualified and knowledgeable. The first doctor suggested nasal surgery for my 75 year old husband. Dr. Ayala took photos of my husband's nasal passages and found that nasal surgery was not necessary and would probably cause alot more problems. Dr. Ayala gave my husband a nonsurgical option, that is working out great. We would recommend Dr. Ayala to anyone who is seeking a ENT doctor! 😊" - Linda T.

What Are the Benefits of Nasal Obstruction Treatment?

A nasal obstruction may make it difficult to breathe through your nose and could even cause complications, such as infections, nosebleeds, and sinus congestion. Treatment for a nasal obstruction clears the airway and keeps the mucous membranes healthy.

Who is a Good Candidate for Nasal Obstruction Treatment?

You may be a candidate for nasal obstruction treatment if you experience:

  • Inflammation caused by allergies
  • Hypertrophy of the turbinates
  • Deviated septum
  • Abnormalities of the nasal passage

How Much Does Nasal Obstruction Treatment Cost?

Dr. Ayala diagnoses your nasal obstruction and recommends a course of treatment that may involve surgery. Once he develops the treatment plan, we use it as a foundation for the cost of your nasal obstruction treatment. Before you meet with Dr. Ayala for a consultation, please review our financing options through Prosper® and CareCredit®.

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers nasal obstruction treatment for men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.