Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a surgery which allows the sinuses to be normal again. Blockage of the sinus gates causes the patient to have sinusitis. Duration of the disease defines the need for this surgery. Post nasal drainage, facial pain, facial swelling, coughing, dizziness and nausea can be the symptoms of sinusitis. Diagnosis can be done by physical examination which endoscopes are used.
Why to do Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is the minimally invasive method to let us see the gates of the sinuses. Nasal cavity, inferior chonchas and nasophayrnx also assessed during the endoscopy. It is more comfortable if flexible fiber optic endoscopes are used.
Why to have Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Some of the diseases need to be solved by sinus surgery. Such as:
Aims of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery allows us to open the gates of the paranasal sinuses. If less invasive method is planned Bloon Sinuplasty can be applicable.
What is waiting us before and after the Sinus Surgery?
This procedure can be done under general anesthesia. Blood tests and preoperative anesthesiology examination will be scheduled for you. We only work with a specific anesthesist who knows our procedures best. Only endoscopes will be used during your operation. There will be no skin incisions. After the operations you will not have any bruise or swelling of your face. But in some cases we might need to leave nasal packs to control the nose bleeding after surgery. These packs are soft sponges which can be taken out without any pain. You will experience facial pressure after the operation. Just after taking the packs out of your nose you will get rid of the facial pressure immediately.
Septum corrections and choncha reductions can be done by Diode Laser which lets us not to pack the nose after the surgery. Recovery after Laser is much better and faster than the conventional methods. Diode Laser is available in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Cyprus. All surgery can be done through nostrils. Most of our patients can go home at the same day of the surgery.
Recovery is possible in a week. After 2-3 days our patient will be able to light work at home. After the 5th day the patient will be able to go back to normal life. Rinsing the nose is the most effective method to heal the operation field. As soon as the follow up examinations reveals no wound inside rinsing frequency can be decreased.
Before the sinus surgery
Your doctor might prescribe you some medications prior to the surgery to reduce the inflammation in your nose and paranasal sinuses. Please quit smoking if you are a smoker at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery.
You will be asked to have some blood test prior to the surgery. These tests can be done at the same day with the surgery too. Assessment of the results will be made by your doctor.
To reduce the risk of nose bleeding during and after the surgery you should;
After the sinus surgery
You will be prescribed some medication to continue for a while after the sinus surgery. The most important active treatment will be done by you. You should rinse your nose as you need it to. Humidification for the nasal cavity is very important for the healing process. Do not blow your nose with high pressure.
You will be able to eat and drink 3-4 hour after sinus surgery. You should start with small amounts of fluids then you can eat light food. Too salty too spicy food will increase your blood pressure that can cause nose bleeding. Rather than that you can eat or drink any think you used to before the operation.
What are the complications of the sinus surgery?
As every surgery sinus surgery also have some complications list. With very delicate surgery skills none of these can be seen.