The goal of sinus and nasal surgery is to open the pathways of the sinuses and clear blockages. Common reasons include sinusitis and nasal polyps. Patients may turn to surgery after other treatments have been unsuccessful.
Our doctors will do their utmost to ensure surgery is done with little discomfort.
Symptoms of Sinus
The symptoms of sinus problems mirror a bad cold and can vary widely depending on the patient’s condition, significantly affecting his or her quality of life. Common symptoms are:
Facial pain and pressure
There’re many types of sinus surgery, most use invasive techniques that require no incisions and no hospital stay. They include Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), image-guided surgery, and Balloon Sinuplasty.
Performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons, Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective sinus procedure for chronic sinusitis patients.
It uses a balloon over a wire catheter to dilate sinus passageways. The balloon is inflated with the aim of dilating the sinus openings, widening the walls of the sinus passageway and restoring normal drainage.
Safe & Less Invasive
With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue
While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. Most patients return to work and normal activity within 2 days
This is the most common type of surgery for chronic sinusitis, today. It uses a small endoscope that is inserted through the nostril. Its advantages are: a shorter recovery, and reduced risk of infection, pain and scarring.