Endoscopic sinus surgery


Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Sinus or Sinusitis is a common condition where sinus tissues present in the nasal passage is inflamed by virus or bacterial infection and causes obstruction in breathing. Removal of the affected tissue from nose is called sinus surgery. It is also a very common form of surgery and every year thousands of patients undergo sinus surgery. The traditional sinus surgery involved external incision close to the nose to remove the tissue. It was a complicated process required longer healing time and caused scarring in the face of the patient. Modern sinusitis surgery has come a long way and by the 1990s’ minimum invasive endoscopic nasal surgery become very popular. This technique doesn’t involve external incision and therefore cause minimal bleeding and pain in the patient.

The technique

The technique of endoscopic sinus surgery involve minimum invasion. Sinus surgery is performed to remove affected tissues and polyps from the nasal passage to restore drainage and ventilation in the passage. In endoscopic nasal surgery a telescopic lens is inserted through the nasal cavity without any incision in the face. A video camera is attached with the telescope to ensure better visibility to the surgeon performing the surgery. The telescope allows the doctor to see better inside the nose and the surgery is performed with specially designed equipment.

Advantages of endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery offers certain advantages over traditional external incision surgery.

  • First off, endoscopic surgery is performed by inserting telescope through nasal passage ensuring no incision and therefore scarring on the face.
  • Endoscopic surgery is performed with minimum packing, pain and discomfort.
  • The recovery period is also shorter and speedy. The patient can return to normal life within short period.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries. But whether your condition needs surgical procedure for cure or not is a matter of decision by the doctor. In Dr. Sumanth Specialty Clinic we perform thorough diagnosis and surgery by Dr Sumanth T J.