In this condition, you suffer from persistent infection and inflammation in the lining of your sinuses. You may experience symptoms like:
Discoloured nasal discharge
Altered sense of smell
With the help of endoscopic sinus surgery, a sinus specialist clears the delicate bone and mucous membranes, which obstruct the drainage pathways.
Most patients get relief from the symptoms of chronic sinusitis through medications. However, some patients may reach a stage where medicines fail to provide the necessary respite, and the symptoms aggravate.
To diagnose sinus infections, a sinus specialist first examines the inside of your nose with a flashlight and speculum.
Your doctor may advise some lab tests:
In some cases, the doctor may also choose X-ray and CT (computed tomography) scans.
In a chronic sinus infection surgery, the surgeons:
Can choose either general or local anaesthesia
Pass an endoscope (thin fibre-optic tube with a camera attached) through your nose to access sinus cavities
Then, insert other surgical instruments and micro telescopes
Use these tools to remove the damaged tissues, bones, or polyps and clear the blockages
Take out the surgical tools and put dissolvable nasal packing to complete the procedure
There is not much visible scarring, and the recovery is fast too. Further, endoscopic sinus surgery cost is comparatively reasonable.
Our ENT department has treated over 20000+ patients with ENT Problems over the last 48 years. Our team of highly experienced ENT Specialists will ensure you receive the best Endoscopic Sinus Surgery treatment.
Our team of highly experienced ENT Specialist have immense experience in endoscopic sinus surgery
Dr. K . Raja Shanmugam is a Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 28 years of experience and is a specialist with extensive experience in endoscopic sinus surgeries.
I was suffering from blocked sinuses, which was causing breathing trouble. There was a lot of sinus pressure, and the headaches made me feel miserable. Getting an endoscopic sinus surgery at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital turned out to be the best decision for me. The sinus surgery doctor ensured that my treatment and recovery were smooth. I had pain only on the first day, and the antibiotics took care of the post-surgery infection. Also, I found the sinus operation cost reasonable here.
I cannot thank the sinus specialist at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital enough for the successful infected sinus treatment. My sinus headaches were far worse than the post-surgery discomfort. It is 7-weeks now, my sinuses are clear, there is no stuffiness or pain, and I am back to work. I was a bit apprehensive about the cost, but the endoscopic sinus surgery cost is affordable at this hospital.
What are the preparatory steps before an endoscopic sinus surgery?
How is the recovery after this surgery?
You may have mild bleeding for 1-2 days and fatigue for about two weeks. The doctor gives you antibiotics for the pain. Follow-up visits are necessary every week, during which the surgeon cleans the dried mucous and blood. Your doctor prescribes a nasal spray to reduce inflammation and advises you to do salt water washes.
What are the post-surgery restrictions?
After a sinus inflammation treatment, you:
What happens if a sinus infection does not get timely treatment?
A delay in infected sinus treatment can lead to potentially serious complications like:
For how many days do I have to sleep in an upright position?
Ensure that you sleep in an elevated position (30-45 degrees) for the first two weeks. Keep pillows behind your neck and back. It controls the swelling and also helps with the bleeding.
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