Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to remove blockages and treat other problems in the sinuses using an endoscope — a thin, rigid tube with a camera and a light. This type of surgery does not include cutting the skin because it is performed entirely through the nostrils.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about 1-2 hours to complete. After the procedure, patients may experience some mild discomfort and congestion, but this usually resolves within a few days.
Overall, endoscopic sinus surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for chronic sinusitis, with a high success rate in improving symptoms and quality of life.
About Endoscopic Sinus
The purpose of the surgery is to clear whatever is impeding the sinuses' drainage channels. This might entail eliminating: mucous membranes, nasal polyps, bloated or injured tissue, tumors, or growths obstructing the sinus or nasal passages, thin bits of bone,
Endoscopic surgery may be used to remove nasal polyps and tumors, treat chronic sinus infections, and address other types of sinus problems.
The doctor uses a device called an endoscope, along with other tools, to access and treat the problem area through the nostrils.
The sinus system can occasionally have issues like a thicker lining, polyps (growths), or recurrent infections. Some individuals are born with sinuses that aren't typically formed. Respiratory difficulties can result from any of these problems.
Procedure of Endoscopic Sinus
Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. In order to view and magnify the sinus tissues, the sinus surgeon will introduce an endoscope, which is a narrow camera rod with a light at the end, into one nostril during the procedure. After identifying the condition, the surgeon gently removes nasal polyps, scar tissue, and swollen mucous membranes to open the sinuses using specialized instruments and the endoscope. Specialized tools can straighten the septum and shrink the size of the turbinates (bony structures inside the sinuses) if breathing becomes difficult due to a deviated septum. Most patients don't need to have their nasal packing taken out.
Post surgery, bleeding, pain, feeling of fatigue, nasal congestion and discharge are normal but soon with time, it will subside. Endoscopic sinus surgery is generally considered safe and effective for treating chronic sinusitis, with a high success rate in improving symptoms and quality of life.
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