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Endoscopic Sinus

Endoscopic sinus is a surgical procedure for removing the sinus tissues to ensure proper functioning and ventilation of your sinuses. 

During this procedure, a patient is administered general anesthesia. Then an endoscope is inserted to get a better image of your sinus tissues. Specialized instruments are used to remove polyps, drain the sinus or straighten the septum.

You can consult an ENT specialist near you or visit an ENT hospital in New Delhi.

How is endoscopic sinus done?

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a surgical procedure for clearing any blockages found in your sinuses and making sure it functions properly. Also known as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, it is entirely different from traditional sinus surgeries and involves using an endoscope for better visualization of the sinus.

Before the doctor can determine the need for endoscopic sinus surgery, he/she will conduct a physical exam to understand your condition better. Your doctor will ask you to get a CT scan and take blood tests to understand the severity of the problem. 

The doctor will ask you to stop taking any medication and alcohol 10 days before the surgery. He/she will ask you to not eat or drink anything 8 hours before the endoscopic surgery. If you get a fever, you should notify the doctor before the surgery. 

The patient is taken to the operation theatre for the surgery. General anesthesia will be administered. A tube with a camera is inserted through the nostrils to get better visuals of your sinus. If your sinus is blocked, an instrument is used to drain the liquid from the nostrils by opening the air cells. 

After the surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room where a nurse will observe the vital signs. Once the patient has recovered from anesthesia, the person will be allowed to go home on the same day.

After the patient goes home, he/she should rest with their head elevated. There might be some swelling and bleeding from the nose. Put an ice pack on the nose to reduce the swelling. You should not blow your nose for two weeks after the surgery. Eat light meals till you recover. 

Who qualifies for endoscopic sinus?

  • People with chronic sinusitis
  • Recurrent infection
  • People with nasal blockage and facial pain

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why is endoscopic sinus performed?

The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to ensure nasal drainage from the sinuses and free up the airway in your nose. It allows your sinus to breathe and function normally. It also improves your sense of smell.

What are the risks?

There are some risks associated with the procedure. They are:

  • Bleeding - A very rare occurrence and occurs only in a small number of patients. In case there is bleeding, going to your doctor would be the right thing to do. If there is too much bleeding, a blood transfusion may be needed. 
  • Infections - There might be a recurrence of a sinus infection or polyp after the surgery. 
  • Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS) - This is when your nose is blocked with dry nasal drainage. 
  • Headaches - You might get a headache after the procedure if it fails to remove the blockage. 
  • Decreased sense of smell - There is a decreased or permanent loss of smell. 

What are the complications?

Some minor complications include:

  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Allergies

If you show any of these symptoms, please visit your nearest doctor.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Conclusion

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a surgical procedure wherein an endoscope is inserted through the nostril to get a better visualization of your nose. If you have trouble breathing, decreased sense of smell and taste or facial pain, you must visit a doctor.

References

https://www.medicinenet.com/sinus_surgery/article.htm

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology/specialty_areas/sinus_center/procedures/endoscopic_sinus_surgery.html

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0901/p707.html

Is the procedure painful?

You will be under anesthesia during the surgery and will not feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, you might feel some pain and soreness.

How long does it take to recover?

It takes up to a month or two to recover completely.

How do I know if I am eligible for the procedure?

If you suffer from chronic sinus, difficulty in breathing, smelling and tasting or facial pain, you are eligible for this surgery after consultation with a doctor.

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