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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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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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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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What is the recovery for endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty like?

What is the recovery for endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty like?

About 2 to 3 weeks: Endoscopic sinus surgery associated with a septoplasty takes about 2 to 3 weeks to heal. The healing process is dependent on the extent of the pathology in your sinuses and the extent of the surgical procedure. Your sinus surgeon will have the answers to your questions. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Endoscopic sinus surgery. How does the doctor clean out the inside of your sinus?

Endoscopic sinus surgery.  How does the doctor clean out the inside of your sinus?

Usually with scopes: During endoscopic sinus surgery your surgeon will use an endoscope an identify the blocked or diseased sinus openings and then will widen those openings with various instruments or balloons. Then the actual sinuses will be irrigated to remove debris. For more detailed info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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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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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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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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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery a good idea?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery a good idea?

FESS: Hello, it depends on your history, ct findings, nasal endoscopic examination and what therapies have failed. You need to make sure the surgeon has good results with extensive experience. Be sure you are well informed and all your questions were addressed. In the right hands, it is a very successful surgery. Also discuss a possible balloon sinuplasty. That option may be as successful. ...Read more

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What's endoscopic sinus surgery and is there a non-endoscopic surgery?

What's endoscopic sinus surgery and is there a non-endoscopic surgery?

Minimally invasive: Endoscopic sinus surgery means using a telescope with a camera to look in the nose while doing surgery. It makes the surgery safer and easier. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask doc about endoscopic sinus surgery?

What questions should I ask doc about endoscopic sinus surgery?

Many: A board certified rhinologic surgeon must discuss the potential risks of this surgery. The two major complications are to the orbit (eye) and base of the skull (brain). You should not have to ask him any questions because a compassionate nasal surgeon will explain everything to you, including bleeding, pain, and of course your postoperative visits. If he does not, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Recurrent sinusitis symptoms. Should I have endoscopic sinus surgery?

Possibly: Endoscopic sinus surgery can definitely provide definitive relief to many patients who suffer from recurrent sinus infections and chronic sinusitis. This decision will ultimately depend on a discussion between your ENT surgeon and you after examining you and reviewing a sinus ct scan. For more information on this visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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I had endoscopic sinus surgery 3 days ago. Today I am congested again. Is this normal?

3 days post-op: Tough to say just 3 days post-op. It may be some inflammation still present. See your ENT surgeon for a follow-up visit and get evaluated to see how you are progressing, best wishes. ...Read more

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I had endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. How long will headaches last after the surgery?

I had endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. How long will headaches last after the surgery?

Less than 2 weeks: Headaches can occur following sinus surgery but usually they should be gone within a short amount of time. If yours are persisting you need to let your surgeon know and if despite whatever he or she does, they continue, a second opinion is always a good idea. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

No: See your surgeon, you may have an infection. You are more prone to an infection in the first few weeks after surgery as things are healing. ...Read more

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Endoscopic sinus surgery in 4 weeks. Could I get a tattoo on my shoulder now?

Endoscopic sinus surgery in 4 weeks. Could I get a tattoo on my shoulder now?

No: Tattoo is a form of self mutilation and no self-respecting person should have one.
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Should i be worried about an endoscopic sinus surgery to remove blocked up mucus from right maxillary sinus?

Should i be worried about an endoscopic sinus surgery to remove blocked up mucus from right maxillary sinus?

ESS: Hello, ess is a routine intranasal procedure. 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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Endoscopic sinus surgery to remove a bunch of blocked up mucous and grossness from my left maxillary sinus, what to to do?

You mean postop?: Postop care from sinus surgery is usually tailored to prevent bleeding and keep your nose irrigated. Start irrigating your nose if your packing is out. Are you on antibiotic? ...Read more

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I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

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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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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Does endoscopic sinus surgery change the appearance of your face?

Does endoscopic sinus surgery change the appearance of your face?

NO: Endoscopic means that they will take a thin tube with a camera and do it that way. Usually no scars or change in appearance. It is minimally invasive and usually has suction and other tools to do the procedure. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

Tell your surgeon: If you haven't already, you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Headaches can occur following any operation including endoscopic sinus surgery. There are certain things about sinus surgery which can lead to obstruction and headaches or persistent infection. If you have discussed this with your doctor and you're not getting anywhere seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Endoscopic sinus surgery 1 week ago. I have no taste or smell. Is this common?

No: The olfactory nerve is in the superior part of the nasal mucosa. It you had massive nasal polyposis, it is possible that some of the disease process may have been very high up in those nose and the olfactory nerve fibers may have been injured. So it depends on the pathology that was present in your nose and how high up the rhinologist operated. It may resolve over time. ...Read more

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I've had endoscopic sinus surgery this past nov. It was great for 2 months & now the right side is infected again:(( any thoughts on this?

I've had endoscopic sinus surgery this past nov. It was great for 2 months & now the right side is infected again:(( any thoughts on this?

See your ENT: Many reasons to have infection this soon after surgery. You may have crusting, scar tissue, resistant bacteria, or persistent anatomic issues. Please see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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