I completed my medical studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and later specialized in Otorhinolaryngology at the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona (1986-1989).
Within the specialty, my areas of interest include the study and treatment of functional and aesthetic nasal pathology, as well as the study and treatment of sleep apnea.
Thanks to modern nasal endoscopy, diagnoses of nasal pathology are much more precise. Patients can now see, simultaneously with the doctor, on a monitor in the office, the cause of their nasal respiratory insufficiency, headache, rhinorrhea, etc. This could be a deviated nasal septum, hypertrophy of turbinates, nasal polyps, chronic sinusitis, etc.
Simultaneous visualization of the nasal image on the monitor facilitates the understanding of the patient’s pathology and also helps explain their symptoms and the most appropriate treatment.
If necessary, we will request a radiological study using nasal sinus CT to complement the assessment.
Advancements in nasal endoscopic surgery have allowed for much more precise nasal surgery, without external incisions, with better postoperative outcomes, improved surgical results, and a quick return to work.
Thanks to my many years of experience in nasal surgery, I observed the limitations of closed and open techniques in septorhinoplasty. Therefore, I designed my own technique, which I presented at The American Academy of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Congress (Boston 2010).
This technique combines the best of the open technique, which provides anatomical exposure of the entire nasal pyramid but avoids incisions at the level of the nasal columella. Thus, similar to closed rhinoplasty, there are no external incisions.
With this technique, the results are much more predictable, especially regarding the nasal tip, and a very natural look is achieved, as we can immediately assess the aesthetic results of the surgical maneuvers we perform.