Endoscopic sinus surgery offers a noninvasive treatment option for multiple issues, such as nasal polyps, turbinate hypertrophy, septal deviation, and chronic sinusitis. Obstructions to the nasal and sinus passages have the potential to result in chronic sinusitis and other conditions that may cause pain, loss of smell, impairing breathing, and infection. When medications have failed to cure or improve chronic sinusitis, endoscopic surgery is generally the preferred surgical treatment option, and it improves symptoms in most people.
When having endoscopic sinus surgery in Plantation FL, an endoscope will be inserted into the nose, offering the doctor a closer look at the sinuses. When the doctor views any problems, such as nasal polyps or other blockages, surgical instruments can be easily inserted to remove or correct any problems. General anesthesia or sedation may be used for this procedure, and in most cases, the entire surgery only takes 30 to 90 minutes to complete.
After the surgery has been performed, most patients only deal with minor bleeding and discomfort within the first couple of weeks. Patients may also need to see the surgeon weekly for a couple weeks to have any dried mucus or blood removed from the area. Strenuous activity, bending forward, and blowing the nose should be avoided for a few days after surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with this surgery. However, when an experienced surgeon performs the surgery, an endoscopic sinus surgery in Plantation FL is very safe. Very few people even deal with facial swelling or bruising to the area, and serious complications are extremely rare.
If you are dealing with chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery may be an effective treatment option for you. To find out if this is a good option for your needs, please call for an appointment today at 954-368-8519.
Dr. Camysha Wright, MD PA is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is a member of the AMA and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. If you’re looking for a doctor who specializes in causes and treatments for sleep apnea in Plantation, FL., visit Camysha Wright, MD PA online or call (954) 368-8519 for an appointment.