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Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more
Endoscopy: Diagnostic usage of a rigid or flexible scope to examine the nasal airway and/or the upper portion of the pharynx (nasopharynx) for lesions, source of infection, palatal function, Eustachian tube areas, presence of lymphoid tissue, polyps, cyst, etc ...Read more
Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?
Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more
Nasal Polyps: The nasal choncha or turbinates are normal anatomic structures that swell up and down with allergies, viruses and infections and are sometimes mistaken for polyps wich are abmormal growths in suseptible peple with severe infecitons or allergies. Sometimes warts or tumors and be present. See an ENT dod for answers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It may show signs of inflammation caused by the acid reflux (oesophagitis or stomach for example). A normal upper endoscopy doesn't exclude acid reflux it just indicates that there are no associated serious complications or underlying conditions causing or perpetuating it. For specific advice on whether the test is right for you, you could discuss further with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It will evaluate nose, sinus openings, tonsils, vocal cords. ...Read more
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