What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in UAE for children with best Endoscopic Sinus Surgeons. In Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, the ENT surgeon inserts an endoscope into the nose. This results into clear inside view of the sinuses, thus making it easier to detect disorders or remove diseased tissue. Surgical instruments can also be inserted along with endoscope. This is a surgery performed using a long, thin, tube with a camera attached at the end (endoscope) to detect problems in the sinuses. It becomes easier to detect disorders or remove diseased tissue. The surgeon can also open the sinuses (balloon sinuplasty) so that the flow of mucus and its drainage becomes smooth. In most of the cases, laser is also used to burn the specific tissue that blocks the opening of sinus. If you are looking for best Endoscopic Sinus Surgery clinic in dubai then Dr Muddazir clinic is the best clinic for your health.
The endoscope allows the doctor to perform the surgery in a minimally invasive manner – meaning the scope will be introduced into your nose, without having to make cuts on your face. There is no fear of facial scarring with this type of surgery.
Benefits of endoscope Sinus Surgery
• The endoscope allows the doctor to perform the surgery in a minimally invasive manner – meaning the scope will be introduced into your nose, without having to make cuts on your face.
- There is no fear of facial scarring with this type of surgery.
- Minimal Pain
- Very little post-surgical bleeding
- Very less tissue removal
- No serious surgical complications
What are Sinuses?
These are spaces in the bones of your face and head, which are filled with air. They are connected to the inside of your nose via tiny openings. thus considered as connected system of hollow cavities located in the skull. Maxillary sinuses are present in the cheekbone. The lower-central portion of forehead boasts frontal sinuses. Ethmoid sinuses are found between the eyes. Sphenoid sinuses are present in the bones behind the nose. The function of the sinuses is to ensure smooth flow of mucus in the nose and throat and to help us breathe normally.
What is Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is a very common condition which is caused by inflammation or infection of the nasal sinuses, and can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, fungi, or autoimmune responses. Have you felt that your nose is ‘blocked’, or that your face is congested and swollen? This is most likely due to sinusitis. Headaches and losing your sense of smell are also common. We can detect what is causing this blockage with an endoscope. In most patients, it resolves on its own with simple remedies like decongestant nose drops, sprays or antibiotics. However, some people may experience severe symptoms and it could cause complications – especially if the condition persists for 8 weeks or more; then you may need an endoscopic sinus surgery.
When Would You Need an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
A careful consideration is required to proceed with Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. This involves a keen initial assessment as well as a careful physical examination by an expert ENT specialist. After a serious evaluation your doctor would schedule a surgery only under chronic conditions. This depends on two things: if you have been having chronic sinusitis that is not responding to medication, and on your doctor’s evaluation of your medical history and present overall condition.
Check if you have been having these symptoms for a long time:
- Stuffed nose
- Pain in the teeth, ears and sinuse
- Tenderness in the face, pain, or swelling
- Sore throat
- Nasal discharge similar to pus
If these symptoms have persisted for more than one week, it could mean you have chronic/severe sinusitis. While in itself it’s not dangerous, and may subside after taking medicines, in certain cases, it does not respond to medication.
In some cases, sinusitis complications could lead to serious conditions like meningitis (inflammation of the brain’s covering), brain abscess (pus), osteomyelitis (bone infection) and orbital cellulitis (eye inflammation).
Other reasons that may necessitate an endoscopic surgery are:
- Nasal polyps
- fungal sinusitis
- A previous surgery that failed to rectify the problem
- enlarged adenoid in children
It is absolutely essential to consult an ENT specialist like Dr. Muddazir if you have these symptoms for more than a week.
Step 2 Doctor’s Evaluation
When you come in for the consultation, we will take a look at your previous consultation records if you have any, including reports of any blood tests, CT scans, etc. that were performed. We will also conduct a thorough physical examination and may prescribe tests or scans as he sees suitable. You may be prescribed medication like antibiotics or steroids for a few days, to see how your body responds. We’ll take another look at you and then, if there has been no improvement, and we feel that an endoscopic surgery will benefit you, we will recommend it.
Endoscopic sinus surgery will also be recommended if you have nasal polyps. These are soft teardrop shaped growths seen in the sinuses or nasal passage lining, and are caused by chronic inflammation. They are not cancerous, but if left untreated, can cause sleep apnea, blood clots, meningitis, and aneurysms.
The third reason you may need an endoscopic sinus surgery is if you had a surgery previously for sinusitis but it did not resolve your blocked nose and other sinusitis symptoms.
If you think you necessitate an Endoscope Sinus Surgery in UAE, then Dr. Muddazir and his team are well versed with the most innovative technologies and boasts hands on experience regarding most complicated surgeries to treat severe problems.
Q 1. Is endoscopic sinus surgery painful?
A: you may experience slight pain or dull ache in your sinuses for a few days after the surgery?
Q2. How long will the surgery last?
A. The surgery could take a few hours, including preparing you for the surgery – anything from 2 to 5 hours.
Q3. Will I require hospital admission?
A. Usually this is an in-patient procedure. After the surgery, you will be kept under observation for some time. If everything is normal, you will be sent home. Only in some rare cases are patients asked to stay overnight at the hospital.
Q4. What happens in the operation?
You may be given a general anesthetic to make you sleep, or a local anesthetic (only your nose and surrounding area is anesthetized so you don’t feel anything). We use the endoscope with powerful lens that show us the inside in detail. Small instruments attached to the scope are used to remove tiny fragments of tissue or bone that is blocking your sinuses.
Q5. Is this procedure risky?
A. Any medical procedure involves a certain degree of risk. However, you will not be recommended for endoscopic sinusitis surgery unless the doctor is confident that the risk is minimal. Complications are very rare, but we will discuss the possibilities with you before we decide on the surgery.
Q6. Is it compulsory to have the operation?
A. If you have existing health conditions that make your surgery or being anesthetized very risky, surgery may not be recommended.
Q7. Will this fix my sinusitis permanently?
A. In 90% of the cases it is very effective; however, it can recur in some patients, and you may need another operation in 5 to 10 years.
Q8. Will it hurt after the surgery?
A. immediately after, you may feel like your nose is blocked; we’ll give you instructions on reliving it. A salt water rinse usually does the trick. We’ll also prescribe painkillers that will reduce your discomfort. In some rare cases, you may develop headaches – you can contact us and come in for an emergency consultation. While some discharge of mucus and blood is normal for up to 14 days after the surgery, if there is heavy bleeding, you should come in immediately.
Q9. What other precautions should I take?
It is vital that you do NOT blow your nose for at least 48 hours after your surgery. We prescribe nasal sprays and drops to help clear your nose. We also recommend that you take one week’s rest and take leave from work for the period. You should not do any heavy lifting or carrying for one week, and stay away from dust and smoke as well.
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