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Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Overview)

Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management.


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What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS is...: Using endoscopes and other instruments in the nose to enlarge narrowed sinus openings, generally with the surgical field magnified and visualized on a large screen. ...Read more

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Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Overview)

Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management.


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How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

Depends: If you are asking what it would cost to pay for the procedure in cash without insurance you have to factor in three fees. First the surgeon anywhere from 2, 000 to 30, 000 or more, then the facility 5, 000 to 50, 000 and anesthesia 1, 000 to 10, 000. New york city will be extremely expensive whereas south dakota would be much less. When paying cash make sure to shop around. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Endoscopic sinus surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS: Hello, the term bilateral refers to the procedure being done on both sides of your sinuses. Using an endoscope, your surgeon will open your sinuses and remove diseased tissues and bone from the sinus cavities. You should feel well informed about this procedure before you sign consent. Know exactly what your doctor plans, risks, his/her results, expectations and alternative treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

Sinus Surgery: It is the term for the current method of sinus surgery. Functional refers to opening up the obstructed sinuses. Endoscopic means using a 4 mm endoscopic (that is usually attached to a camera), thus it can be done all through your nostril. And bilateral means both sides. If you still have questions about what your surgeon plans to do, you should make another appt before surgery to review. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Endoscopic sinus surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Yes: The most painful part of the sinus surgery is actually the surgery to the septum Ask your doctor if you are going to have septoplasty (surgery to fix your deviated septum). If yes, then it could be very painful. Also, are you having balloon sinus surgery? if yes, this is less painful . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is the definition or description of: endoscopic sinus surgery?

Mininmally invasive: Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Endoscopic sinus surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How long does endoscopic sinus surgery take. How long does it take to heal. ?

How long does endoscopic sinus surgery take. How long does it take to heal. ?

FESS: Endoscopic sinus surgery is of variable duration. The actual time of the surgery depends on the surgeon and on how many sinuses are operated on and if any adjunct procedures are performed. ...Read more

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Had endoscopic sinus surgery. How long do I have to wait before I start exercising?

Had endoscopic sinus surgery. How long do I have to wait before I start exercising?

Depends: Sometimes we use a general time from of two weeks, but it depends on your specific procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Endoscopic sinus surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week. Any thing I need to prepare for?

I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week. Any thing I need to prepare for?

Ask your surgeon: I am happy to answer these questions about endoscopic sinus surgery. I am confused why you are asking. Your surgeon has the responsibility to answer every conceivable question that you have. You have to prepare for pain, occasional bleeding, a pack in the nose for a few days (not always). Your must ask him about risks to the eyes and brain. (very rare but possible). ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Endoscopic sinus surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

I will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week? Anything I should do the few days just before surgery?

Check with dr: Your doctor will give you instructions on what medication you can take and when you need to stop drinking/eating before the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) can i know if this operation is risk or no ? And what happen if i do not make it ?

Know the risks: There are 2 major risks to endoscopic sinus surgery. Injury to the orbit and injury to the base of the skull (brain). If you are very symptomatic and CAT scan demonstrates significant sinus inflammation and your quality of life is poor and medical therapy has failed consistently, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and i don't think i can wait till a month. What will happen if i smoke?

When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and i don't think i can wait till a month. What will happen if i smoke?

Smoking: Hello, while you never find a doctor who encourages smoking, the reality is that smokers smoke. I would recommend giving the nose the longest time to heal without smoke as you possibly can. Rinse out your nose after you smoke asap. Try your hardest to find the strength inside you to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more