Sinus Pain Surgery | Springfield, MA
What Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
We want our Springfield patients to know they have options when it comes to surgery. Endoscopic sinus pain surgery is a relatively new procedure in which an endoscope is inserted into the nasal passage to view the problem areas and determine if surgery is necessary.
An endoscope is a fiberoptic instrument that illuminates and magnifies internal body cavities and is used to assist in the surgery itself.
In the past, sinus surgery required several days in the hospital. The endoscope makes it possible for most patients to leave the hospital on the same day as the surgery.
What Are The Reasons For Performing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
- Recurrent or chronic sinus infections
- Presence of polyps, other growths, or foreign
- Recurrent or chronic pain due to nasal or sinus
- Examination and biopsy
What Can Sinus Surgery Accomplish?
- Remove diseased tissue
- Promote sinus drainage
- Improve sinus ventilation
- Remove polyps, other growths, or foreign bodies
- Alleviate pain
What Does Surgery Entail?
- Local or general anesthesia is used
- With one hand, the physician inserts the endoscope
- into a nasal passage to view the problem area
- With the other hand, the physician may use
- other instruments to remove polyps, other
- growths, or foreign bodies