Minimally invasive functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) should be considered if medical treatment fails, or if there is nasal or sinus obstruction that cannot be corrected with medications.
We will often fix the nose ( rhinoplasty), septum, and airway at the same time we do sinus surgery. A nose that looks good usually breathes well. FESS combines the most recent techniques and technologies, and is recommended for most sinus disease.
Balloon sinuplasty is a new procedure that may be an excellent tool for frontal sinus disease. It also offers patients with limited disease an option for less invasive therapy.
- How Sinus Surgery is Performed
New image guidance systems allow surgeons to achieve a much more complete removal of disease with much higher degree of safety.
- Pre-Operative Preparations
Your nose should be in relatively good shape prior to surgery.
Although there are some risks involved with sinus surgery, we have performed thousands of cases without complication.
- Post-Operative Care
Most patients can expect no restrictions on their diet or activity and can return to work as soon as they feel up to it.
- Balloon Sinuplasty
This is a nice option for frontal sinus disease, as well as for patients with minimal sinus disease who are looking for a less invasive solution.