Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Also known as: endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery.
What is endoscopic sinus surgery?
Sinusitis is a medical condition that results from blocked sinuses and causes symptoms such as impaired breathing and pain. Endoscopic sinus surgery is a medical procedure used to clear
What happens during the procedure?
The patient is placed under general anesthesia. Then an endoscope, which is a long, thin flexible rod, is inserted into the nose. The endoscope uses a light and a camera for visualization while special tools clear the blocked sinuses.
Is any special preparation needed?
The patient may need to avoid food, drink and certain medications for a period of time before the procedure.
What are the risk factors?
Bleeding, discomfort, congestion and nasal drainage are common risks after endoscopic sinus surgery.
Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD
This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:27 PM