ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur
ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
Infection that persists for a very long time with inflammation caused in the lining of the nose and sinuses can cause chronic sinusitis. Some common symptoms that chronic sinusitis patients face are pressure on the face, post-nasal drip, nasal discharge discolouration, and nasal congestion. Doctors treat most patients suffering from sinusitis using medication. However, for some sinus patients, medicines do not work, and the infection persists. Such patients have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
What is meant by Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a surgical method that helps to open the paths of the sinuses and aims to reinstate their functioning. There is inflammation of the narrow drainage pathways in chronic sinusitis. In this condition, the sinuses cannot drain properly. And in turn, this results in nasal secretion getting trapped in the sinuses and becoming chronically infected.
In Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, doctors eliminate the thin, soft bone and mucous membranes in the nose that creates a blockage of the drainage pathways of the sinuses. The term “Endoscopic” means a small fibre-optic telescope used for the surgery. Doctors insert this via nostrils without any need for skin incision.
When to see a doctor for Endoscopic Sinus at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?
You should book a consultation and visit your doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur if you are facing any of these issues:
- Nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pain
If any of these symptoms last longer than ten days or keep reappearing, you should book an appointment in Jaipur immediately.
Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
How to prepare for the procedure of endoscopic surgery?
- Usually, the doctor asks the patient to get some tests done. You need to do these tests in advance and then come for the surgery. You will have to bring your reports to the hospital on the day your endoscopic surgery is due.
- Do not take blood-thinning medicines like aspirin for at least ten days before your surgery.
- Bring someone to stay along with you in the hospital the day of your surgery.
- Your doctor may give other directions to follow before your surgery begins.
What are the complications for Endoscopic Sinus?
Just like any other surgical procedure, this surgery has some complications associated with it. Although the occasion is rare, some complications can occur after the surgery.
- Visual problems- In rare cases, some sinus patients reported a visual loss after the surgery. This condition can occur due to an accidental injury during a surgical procedure. Patients might develop a problem of tearing. This problem of the eyes resolves by itself in some days.
- Spinal fluid leak- Sinuses are present near the brain. Hence, there is a rare chance of creating a leak of spinal fluid or injuring the brain. The rare occurrence of the spinal fluid leak may create a potential pathway for an infection, leading to meningitis. This condition can potentially lead to surgical closure and hospitalization.
- Recurrence of the disease- Despite giving significant symptomatic benefits to a majority of the patients, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is not a cure for sinusitis. You can expect to continue with your sinus medication even after the surgery has been performed.
- Bleeding:Most sinus surgeries will include blood loss to some extent. However, a significant loss of blood during the procedure may lead to termination. Some patients require a nasal pack or, doctors need to remove their tissue spacer after one week. During emergency occasions, blood transfusion is necessary.
After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, patients do not face the common complications as traditional sinus surgery. It is not as costly as conventional sinus surgery. It requires patients to stay at the hospital for a few days. Even the recovery period is small for this surgery. You should not take sinusitis lightly and leave it untreated. Immediately consult a doctor if you show any symptoms.
Most patients with chronic sinus infections don’t need to go through surgery. Medications and lifestyle changes usually work and keep symptoms under control. If changes don’t work and symptoms persist, surgery may be the best alternative in such cases.
Recovery time for endoscopic sinus surgery varies from person to person. It depends on how fast your nose heals after the surgery. In general, you should stay away from strenuous work or school after your surgery. However, your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to take the best care of yourself for a speedy recovery.
The level of pain varies for patients of endoscopic sinus surgery. However, you should expect some nasal and sinus pressure and pain for the first few weeks after surgery. It might feel like a sinus infection or a dull ache in your sinuses.