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Things you need to know about Sinusitis Surgery

Do you frequently experience symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, redness around the nose, stuffiness, facial pressure, pain, and discomfort?

These symptoms are so common that many of us ignore them as colds or allergies, but this might be sinusitis and lead to significant consequences. Sinusitis can be treated if it is diagnosed correctly and in a timely manner.

Before we move forward in the blog, let’s understand the anatomy of the sinus

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Sinuses are cavities located around the eyes and nose, as well as in the front of the face, within a person’s skull. These cavities make mucus, which is responsible to keep the nasal routes moist. This mucus act as a barrier to keep unwanted particles out like dust from pollution, and infection-causing organism. Sinus has a lining of thin hairs called Cilia, which aid in the drainage of mucus via the sinus passages.

These symptoms occur when the sinuses’ drainage system is blocked by something, it can be:

  • Thin bone
  • Mucous membranes
  • Nasal polyps
  • A swollen or damaged tissue
  • Tumors or growths that hinder the nasal or sinus opening.

What is Sinus surgery and who needs it?

Sinus surgery is a process used to eliminate obstructions and open the sinuses’ channels. This is a treatment option for those who have recurring sinus infections, unusual sinus anatomy, or growth in the sinus that is abnormal.

The best ENT doctor will try various medical treatments and procedures before resorting to surgery. If the issue is not responsive to any of these methods, surgery may be required. Sinus surgery is relatively a procedure with less discomfort and is one of the short-stay surgery.

Doctors often choose endoscopic sinus surgery as it is one of the most common procedures. However, there are some other types of procedures too.

What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

With one of the best ENT surgeons in India, at Shalby, the surgery is typically not uncomfortable and is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure and a patient can go home the same day of the surgery.

The sinus surgeon will use a device called an Endoscope (a thin rod like structure with a camera and a light at the end to have a better view of the sinus tissues)

The instrument is used to safely and effectively remove the sinus blockage- mucous membrane swelling, nasal polyps, and scar tissue.

If needed then a specialized instrument is used, to straighten the septum and reduce the size of the bone structures inside the sinuses

Advantages of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

  • No external incision
  • Better and precise visualization
  • Short Stay at the hospital
  • Less loss of blood, swelling, and discomfort
  • Faster recovery

Recovery from sinus surgery may take about 3 to 5 days. Don’t forget to take your prescribed medications on time and avoid stressful activities until your surgeon has acknowledged about it.

Follow-up care is very critical for recovery; keep your appointments fixed in advance, and follow instructions given by surgeons, especially on nasal irrigation.

Surgeons suggest staying nearby after at least 1-week post-surgery so that they can closely monitor your recovery. In case you are not from the same city, contact the best ENT surgeon nearby you immediately if you see any of these symptoms post-surgery:

  • Extreme bleeding
  • Fever is higher than 101 F and it persists.
  • Shrill pain or headache which doesn’t get better even after medications
  • Augmented swelling around nose or eyes
  • Clear fluid draining from your nose.

Shalby Hospital is here to treat your Sinusitis

Sinusitis is characterized by multiple symptoms that necessitate treatment. At Shalby, we know the importance of reducing the pain and suffering caused by sinusitis, hence our team of ENT doctors and surgeons are available 24*7 to provide you with a superlative experience through the best possible diagnosis, treatment, and procedures.

Shalby hospitals are well equipped with state of art technologies to ensure advanced and right diagnosis and treatment for your sinusitis. Be it a consultation, physical examinations, medical tests, X-rays, or scans we are always there for all your healthcare needs. We have the best doctors in the city for ENT issues who will first diagnose the problem and accordingly will suggest a course of treatment (antibiotics, medications, surgery, etc) depending on the severity of the disease.

If you think you could be suffering from sinusitis and have those symptoms, please contact us now.

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