Sinus surgery was originally performed through external incisions and required a large amount of nasal packing to control post-surgical bleeding, and was also quite painful with a longer period of recovery. However, with advancements in medical technology, the surgery is now performed with the help of an Endoscope; a thin, rigid, rod length with a camera attached to its head that can be inserted into the nasal cavity through the natural Orifice.
Surgery performed using this device is with minimal incisions, lesser nasal packing, milder pain and a shorter period of recovery.
Symptoms (Reasons to perform this surgery):
Nasal endoscopic surgery is performed for a variety of conditions of the nose as well as other neighboring organs. It is used in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:
There are non-surgical methods of treating sinusitis but surgery is preferred and considered more effective for permanent fixation.
Overview of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:
The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity and duration of the procedure.
Nasal endoscopic surgery has been proven to alleviate the symptoms in a large number of cases, and is also less painful with a lower recovery period. Also, it is one of the safest methods of treatment.
Authored by Dr Shailesh Pandey, ENT Specialist
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