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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Permanent sinusitis is a condition that is caused by continuous infection and inflammation in the nose and sinuses. Sinusitis patients often experience a lot of symptoms like facial pressure, congestion, frequent nasal discharge, and “post-nasal drip.” This condition can be easily treated with medicines for most people but in some cases, endoscopic sinus surgery may be required.

What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

In endoscopic sinus surgery at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, an endoscope is inserted into the nose by a doctor to get a clear view of the sinuses. Some surgical instruments are also inserted. It helps the doctor to remove bones or other material that is blocking the sinus openings. Sometimes a laser might be used to burn tissue if it is blocking the opening.

When to See a Doctor?

It is advised to see a doctor in Kanpur when the symptoms get worse. These symptoms can be:

  • Reduced sense of smell
  • High fever
  • Constant stuffy or runny nose
  • Persistent headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cough

If you have been experiencing these symptoms for a long time and they don’t seem to get better, you should see a doctor.

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What are Some of the Risks Associated with Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

There are a few risks and complications associated with endoscopic sinus surgery, including:

  • Excessive Bleeding - Although rare, there is a risk of bleeding after the surgery. It may require nasal packing.
  • Transfusion of blood - In rare cases, a blood transfusion is important, but it could raise the risk of allergic reaction or the spread of infection.
  • Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Problems in your vision - Although rare, there is a possibility of vision loss after sinus surgery.
  • Risks due to anesthesia - Some people can have adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  • Risk of nasal septum reconstruction
  • Loss of sense of smell - This could happen in some cases. However, the sense of smell usually improves after the surgery.

How to Prepare for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

  • Just before the surgery -
    • Try to fast for at least 8 hours before the surgery.
    • Avoid alcohol, and check for fever.
    • Arrange someone to bring you home from the hospital.
  • On the day of surgery - It is important to meet the anesthesiologist before going ahead with the procedure. The surgery may take longer than usual depending upon your condition.
  • After a successful surgery - Most people can go home on the same day as their surgery. There are certain things you should discuss with your doctor. It is common to experience bleeding and you might be advised to rest, keep your head elevated, and use a cold compress.

How Long Does it Take to Recover after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Usually, for most people, it takes about 3 to 5 days to completely recover from any pain from the surgery. It’s always best to follow up with your doctor and take the prescribed medications as instructed.

Conclusion

The surgery is usually a smooth one and doesn’t cause much discomfort. The operation is generally performed under local anesthesia and helps get rid of chronic sinuses.

1. Will I be able to go home the same day?

Yes, the surgery usually takes about 2-3 hours and you can go home the same day.

2. How long will it take to completely recover from it?

You’ll be able to recover completely in about 5-7 days.

3. Is the surgery safe for me?

Yes, mostly it is safe. However, there are certain risks associated with it just like any other surgery such as -

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Transfusion of blood
  • Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Problems in your vision
  • Risks due to anesthesia
  • Risks of nasal septum reconstruction
  • Loss of sense of smell

4. How is it determined whether I need surgery or not?

Your doctor will determine whether you need surgery or not, after carefully examining your signs and symptoms and conducting some tests.

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