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Primus ENT Center Offers the best of medical care by extending the benefits of advancements being made in the world of medicine, our Sinus Surgery ensures that you get the very best treatment and recovery in the minimum possible time.
Our doctors co-works with surgical skills, technology and pharmaceuticals to deliver in the most modern and advance management for sinusitis, Primus Sinus Surgery clinic is the dedication and commitment of our ENT Specialists to explore the causes of nasal and sinus disorders. Our efforts to develop and set standards of care make our Center the choice for patients with sinus conditions.
About sinus surgery
Sinus surgery is a surgical procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses. These blockages can cause sinusitis, and other conditions, in which the sinuses swell and become blocked, causing pain and impaired breathing.
Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the bones of the face and head. They are connected to the inside of the nose through small openings. The sinuses are important in the way we breathe through the nose and in the flow of mucus in the nose and throat.
• When the sinuses are working properly we are not aware of them but they often are involved in infections and inflammations which cause symptoms. These infections and inflammations are called sinusitis.
• Sinusitis is caused by blocked, inflamed or infected sinuses. Patients will often complain of a blocked nose, pressure or congestion in the face, runny nose or mucus problems. Other symptoms include headache and lose of sense of smell.
• Most patients with sinusitis get better without treatment or respond to treatment with antibiotics or nose drops, sprays or tablets. In a very small number of patients with severe sinusitis an operation may be needed.
• In rare cases if sinusitis is left untreated it can lead to complications with infection spreading into the nearby eye socket or into the fluid around the brain. These very rare complications are just some of the reasons that a sinus operation may become necessary.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is the name given to operations used for severe or difficult to treat sinus problems. In the past sinus operations were done through incision (cuts) in the face and mouth but endoscopic sinus surgery allows the operation to be performed without the need for these cuts.
FAQ SINUS SURGERY
What do I need to know before having endoscopic sinus surgery?
Prior to surgery your doctor will most likely prescribe several medications that help reduce inflammation. It is important to follow your doctors instructions and start the medications at the appropriate times before and after surgery.
What to avoid before surgery?
Smoking:Smoking can severely affect the outcome of your sinus surgery. Smoking causes increased scar tissue and poor healing that leads to failure of endoscopic sinus surgery. If you do smoke your surgeon will usually require you to stop smoking 3 to 4 weeks before surgery and avoid smoking for an additional month after surgery.
There are certain medications that can increase your risk of bleeding during and after sinus surgery. These should be stopped at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. Anti-coagulation medicines are blood thinning medications that must also be temporarily stopped before and after surgery.
What can I expect on my surgery day?
You will not be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight before your day of surgery. Your doctor will tell you which medications you can take the morning of the surgery, but these should be taken with very small sips of water. This is extremely important to understand because the anesthesiologists cannot put you to sleep safely unless you have an empty stomach, and therefore they will cancel surgery if you have had anything to eat or drink.
Sinus surgery is performed with general anesthesia so you will be asleep during your procedure. After surgery you will spend a few hours in a recovery room to allow you to wake up. Most patients feel good enough to go home a few hours after their surgery..
What are the risks of endoscopic sinus surgery?
As with any surgery there are risks involved with having endoscopic sinus surgery. While risks with sinus surgery are exceedingly rare, it is important for you to understand what these are.
Bleeding: During surgery small amounts of blood loss are expected and these are tolerated well by patients. In rare cases excessive bleeding may occur. Mild bleeding after surgery is also common and usually subsides after the first day.
Infection: Patients are usually given a dose of antibiotics during surgery and a prescription for antibiotics after surgery to reduce this risk.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak: It is extremely rare for this bone to be injured during sinus surgery, which would result in a CSF leak.
Changes in vision: Fortunately these are exceedingly rare complications. Temporary blurry vision does occur in some patients but resolves without the need for further treatment.
Other risks include changes in your nasal breathing or sense of smell. If a septoplasty is performed during your sinus surgery there is a diminutive risk of developing a septal perforation or numbness in your teeth.