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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery refers to non-invasive procedures used to correct air flow in the sinuses and improve nasal breathing. During this type of surgery, a thin, lighted instrument called an endoscope is inserted into the nostrils without the need for external incisions.

 

The development of the endoscope allows our skilled otolaryngologists to view the inside of the sinus cavities to diagnose and treat the primary source of chronic sinus disease. Endoscopic sinus surgery is less invasive than other forms of surgery and offers rapid relief of symptoms with a quick recovery. Our doctors use the most advanced equipment available in treating patients with disorders of the sinuses.

Endoscopic sinus surgery, or endoscopic nasal surgery, is an effective procedure to correct:

  • Sinusitis – inflammation of the sinuses
  • Deviated nasal septum – the septum, or wall, that divides the two nasal cavities is off the midline
  • Polyps -- a noncancerous water-filled swelling
  • Tumors -- swelling caused by an uncontrolled growth of cells

Some of the reasons to perform endoscopic nasal surgery include:

  • Controlling nosebleeds
  • Enhancing the visualization of the inside of the nose
  • Improving airflow through the nose
  • Promoting drainage of the sinus cavities
  • Relieving nasal headaches that are associated with swelling of the inside of the nose
  • Relieve facial pain
  • Remove obstructions in the airway
  • Improve the sense of smell and taste