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

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Endoscopic=Cameras

Endoscopic sinus surgery is sinus surgery done with cameras, and usually done via the nostrils for access (no incisions).
Almost 100% of all sinus surgery is done endoscopically because it offers better visualization of the sinuses, no incisions, faster recovery, less bleeding, the list goes on. Rarely an incision is necessary for severe sinus disease, but this is easily <1%.

In brief: Endoscopic=Cameras

Endoscopic sinus surgery is sinus surgery done with cameras, and usually done via the nostrils for access (no incisions).
Almost 100% of all sinus surgery is done endoscopically because it offers better visualization of the sinuses, no incisions, faster recovery, less bleeding, the list goes on. Rarely an incision is necessary for severe sinus disease, but this is easily <1%.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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