Our nose is an important part of our bodies, both functionally and aesthetically. When our nose is blocked or congested, it is not only difficult to breathe, but we lose our sense of taste as well. Indeed nasal symptoms can be the first manifestation of systemic disease.Simply put, the whole body can suffer due to a blocked nose.
Mr Mckiernan sees patients requesting rhinoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery together with patients with other head and neck problems at the Spire Cambridge Lea. These might be patients who are unhappy with the shape of their nose either because they feel their nasal tip is bulbous or their nose is crooked or they have a “bump”. Patients are also seen with or have functional problems such as a blocked nose, nasal congestion, allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps.
It is important to remember that changing the shape of the nose can impact on function. It is therefore very important to have a surgeon who can deal with both problems and is competent to deal with any problems that may arise.
Mr Mckiernan is a teaching hospital consultant who specializes in all aspects of nasal and facial plastic surgery, together with the medical management of nasal conditions. Mr Mckiernan graduated in Medicine from the University of London in 1989. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons of England, is a member of the British Association of Otolaryngologists –Head and Neck Surgeons, a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Glossary of terms:
Rhinoplasty: a surgical procedure undertaken to improve the shape of the nose in order to improve its appearance or function or both. The surgery commonly addresses asymmetry of the nasal tip, tip bulbosity, nasal bumps and “bent” noses.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyps using an endoscope and preserving as much healthy mucosa as possible and aiming to restore normal anatomy and sinus ventilation. Image guidance surgery and balloon sinuplasty are variants of endoscopic sinus surgery. The conditions treated include facial pain, recurrent sinusitis, nasal obstruction, nasal polyps and barotrauma.
Septoplasty: surgery to correct a deviated septum and improve the airway. Septoplasty may also be required to straighten the nose and re-support the tip.
Nasal Surgery at The Spire Cambridge Lea
The Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is a newly refurbished hospital providing high quality care in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.
How to Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with Mr Mckiernan regarding cosmetic or functional nasal surgery, please contact his private secretary, Sue Tarry on 01954 780588 or use the form on the appointments page.