Endoscopic Sinus Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad
Surgery performed to remove any form of material blocking the sinus openings, is referred to as Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
What Is Endoscopic Sinus?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a surgery that removes diseased tissues within the sinus cavities, this surgery is generally intended for patients who face chronic sinus problems, sinus infections etc.
In Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, the surgeon focuses on removing any form of material that may be blocking the sinus openings and removing growths of the mucus membrane.
When Is Endoscopic Sinus Prescribed or Needed?
If you witness any of the following signs and symptoms:
- Nasal obstruction or congestion
- Difficulty in breathing through your nose
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
- Nasal inflammation
- Thick, discoloured discharge from the nose
- Pain, tenderness or swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
Then you should seek medical attention and schedule your appointment with a healthcare professional at the earliest, as they might ask you to go through some physical examinations, which may include checking the inside of your nose with a speculum and flashlight, to let you know if you must go through an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
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How Is Endoscopic Sinus Performed?
The term “endoscopic” refers to the use of small fibre optic telescopes that allow all of the surgery to be performed through the nostrils, without the need for any skin incisions. The goal of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is to carefully remove the thin, delicate bone and mucous membranes that block the drainage pathways of the sinuses.
In Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, the natural drainage pathways of the sinuses are opened to restore their functions and health.
How Do You Prepare For Endoscopic Sinus?
There are certain things to keep in mind before an Endoscopic Sinus surgery, which you will of course be provided by your doctor. However, some important points may include:
- You must tell your doctor if you:
- Are allergic to certain medications, for instance, anaesthesia
- Are taking any kind of medications
- Not eating or drinking anything 8 hours before your surgery
- You may not be allowed to take aspirin, or any product containing aspirin, within 10 days before the date of surgery
- If you are sick or has a fever the day before the surgery, they should inform the surgeon
- You should arrange a family member or friend, who can help you drive home after you have been discharged
What Are The Complications and Risks Of Endoscopic Sinus?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is generally a safe surgery with minor complications. However, some possible complications of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery may include:
- Swelling around the eyes
- Reoccurrence of the sinus problems
- Visual problems
Other uncommon risks include:
- Loss of taste or smell
- Facial pain
What Happens After Endoscopic Sinus?
Sometimes, patients may notice swelling of the nose, upper lip, cheeks, or around the eyes for several days after the surgery, this swelling is normal and will gradually go away, you can also reduce it with the help of an ice pack on the swollen areas.
After the surgery, the patient must get a lot of rest and focus on sleeping with their head elevated to minimize the swelling from the surgery.
What Is The Recovery Time For Endoscopic Sinus?
Most patients feel normal in approximately one to two months. However, you must continuously consult with your surgeon and wait for some days or weeks before engaging yourself in any form of strenuous activity.
When Should You Seek For Medical Help After Endoscopic Sinus?
Swelling of the nose, upper lip, cheeks, or around the eyes for several days after the surgery is normal and probably goes away with time and can be reduced with the help of ice packs. However, if, after the surgery, you witness any of the following signs or symptoms:
- Excessive bleeding
- Fever above 101.5° F
- Sharp pain
- Excess or increased swelling of nose, eyes etc.
then you must notify your doctor at Apollo Kondapur so that they can look into the issues further.
Endoscopic Sinus surgery is mostly intended for patients who face sinus problems, sinusitis, sinus infections etc. and is generally a safe surgery, however, as with all surgeries, might have few complications and risks here and there.
If you have packing material or splints in your nose, you should make sure that they stay in place. You should try and keep your head elevated to help reduce bleeding and swelling after your operation.
It is normal to experience pain, such as a headache or a slight burning sensation in your mid-face region, swelling or nosebleeds for the first 24 to 72 hours. However, if you notice any other severe signs, like excessive bleeding, loss of smell or taste or any of the signs mentioned before, then you must notify your surgeon immediately.