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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Capital Otolaryngology

Amazing surgical advances over the last decade allow our skilled ENT surgeons to perform cutting-edge sinus surgery for patients with severe sinus disease. Endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic sinusitis or recurrent acute sinusitis can be performed without general anesthesia and without the pain and complications of traditional sinus surgery.

The goal of endoscopic sinus surgery is to remove blockages in the sinuses that cause pain and breathing problems. Removing blockages will help the sinuses drain, improve airflow through the nasal passages, and reduce the number and severity of sinus infections.

What to Expect

Traditional endoscopic sinus surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in the hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia. Using a nasal endoscope, a small instrument with a camera and light at the end, the sinus surgeon can view the sinuses and determine what is causing the blockages. The doctor will then insert specialized instruments into the nostrils to safely and effectively remove sinus blockages.

Combined with rotating suction instruments to remove nasal polyps, powered sinus washing devices to treat infection, and instruments to straighten the septum and reduce the size of the turbinates if necessary, endoscopic sinus surgery is highly successful in treating patients that have experienced lifelong sinus issues.

We frequently perform 3-dimensional stereotactic CT-guided sinus surgery, which uses 3D CT technology in real time to guide our surgeons during your procedure. The images from the CT scan move on the screen with the surgeon’s hand movement, which allows for unmatched precision and a reduced risk of complications during and after your procedure, as well as improved patient outcomes.

Best of all, with the advanced techniques employed by the physicians at Capital Otolaryngology, nasal packing is no longer needed in the post-op period, making recovery much quicker and easier. The procedure only takes approximately 45 minutes and patients go home the same day.

Some patients may be candidates for balloon sinuplasty, a type of endoscopic sinus surgery typically performed in the office under local anesthesia. Your ENT doctor at Capital Otolaryngology will evaluate your condition and let you know which endoscopic procedure is most appropriate for you.

Learn more about endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery.

Have you put off sinus surgery because of the recovery time or fear of a painful procedure? The sinus surgeons at Capital Otolaryngology offer advanced techniques to reduce your pain and recovery time. Call our Austin, Texas office today at (512) 339-4040 or in Lakeway, call (512) 682-4798, or use our appointment request form.

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