Endoscopic sinus surgery for patients with chronic sinusitis
- Posted on: Jun 15 2020
At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, we see patients on a regular basis who are dealing with sinus complications. The sinuses are essentially air-filled cavities that are located in the nasal area. When they are clogged or infected, they can become extremely painful and difficult to deal with. Patients who have chronic issues with their sinuses, such as sinusitis, may want to speak to our providers about the benefit of endoscopic sinus surgery.
What can I expect from endoscopic sinus surgery?
The use of an endoscope makes this procedure much less invasive than other more traditional surgeries. The procedure is performed in an operating room with general anesthetics. The endoscope will be used to widen the sinuses to improve drainage and reduce the risk of the sinus cavities from becoming infected or inflamed. This procedure may be done alongside other procedures such as a rhinoplasty or deviated septum. With this procedure, many patients will find relief from chronic sinus problems and enjoy a better quality of life.
Do I need to stay at the hospital after surgery?
The endoscopic sinus surgery is an outpatient procedure. Patients are discharged from the hospital on the same day as their surgery, though there are some situations in which patients will need to be monitored for a day in the hospital following the endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients can typically return to work and other activities within a week, though it can take approximately six weeks for the sinuses to fully heal and for results to be achieved.
Who is a candidate?
Your doctor will evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. Many patients find that more conservative methods of treating their sinus issues are effective until their condition becomes more severe.
Call the team at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas to discuss the need for endoscopic sinus surgery
If you reside in the areas of McKinney, Plano, Allen, or Celina, TX and are considering sinus surgery, we strongly encourage you to take the time to learn about the advantages of endoscopic alternatives. Our doctors are available at several locations, and an appointment can be made by calling our main line at (972) 984-1050.
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