Clearing Up Your Sinus Issues

If you have been suffering from chronic sinusitis, Elanic Medical can help. Chronic sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the sinuses, which can cause a range of symptoms, including congestion, facial pain, and headaches. While medication can often manage these symptoms, surgery may be necessary for some patients. Overall, ENT sinus surgery is a safe and effective option for patients who have not found relief from medication or other non-surgical treatments, and we’re excited to offer this procedure at our state-of-the-art Glasgow Medical Center. For nearly a decade now, we’ve been offering patients in Glasgow and the nearby areas timely, efficient access to advanced care. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you avoid lengthy queues, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and speak with a helpful member of our team today.

What Is Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is a medical procedure that involves removing or repairing the sinus tissues in the nose and the surrounding areas. The surgery is performed by an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist or a rhinologist, a doctor who specializes in nasal and sinus disorders. The procedure aims to improve the patient's breathing, reduce the frequency and severity of sinus infections, and alleviate symptoms such as facial pain, headaches, and congestion.

During sinus surgery, the surgeon will typically use an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end, to access the sinuses. This allows them to visualize the sinuses and remove any blockages or growths that may be causing your symptoms. This surgery may also involve the use of balloon sinuplasty, a technique that uses a small balloon to gently widen the sinus passages and improve airflow.

Do I Need Sinus Surgery?

There are several reasons why you may want to consider sinus surgery. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Chronic sinusitis: A condition in which the sinuses become inflamed and infected for more than 12 weeks, despite medical treatment.
  • Nasal polyps: Non-cancerous growths in the nasal cavity that can block the sinuses and cause breathing difficulties.
  • Deviated septum: A condition in which the nasal septum, the thin wall that separates the two nostrils, is crooked or off-center, causing breathing difficulties.
  • Sinus cysts: Fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the sinuses and cause pain and pressure.
  • Facial trauma or injury: In some cases, a facial injury can damage the sinuses and cause chronic problems that require surgery.
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The Sinus Surgery Procedure

Before your surgery begins, you’ll be given general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Your surgeon will then make an incision in your nose or mouth to access the sinus cavity before using specialized instruments to access and visualize the sinus cavity. A small camera may be inserted to provide a clear view of the area.

Your surgeon will then remove any damaged or diseased tissue, such as polyps or cysts, and correct any structural abnormalities that may be contributing to your sinus issues, according to your individual treatment plan. This may involve removing bone or cartilage to create a larger opening for better air flow.

Once the surgery is complete, the surgeon will close the incision with dissolvable stitches or packing material to help control bleeding and promote healing. You’ll spend a bit of time in our recovery area, where you’ll wake up slowly and comfortably, before you’re allowed to return home with the help of a friend who can drive you.

Post-Operative Care

After sinus surgery, patients are typically monitored in the recovery room for a few hours before being discharged from the hospital. During this time, medical staff will check your vital signs, administer pain medication, and monitor you for any signs of bleeding or infection.

You’ll likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and congestion in your nose and sinuses following surgery. To help reduce swelling, you may be instructed to keep your head elevated and use ice packs on the face. It is also important to avoid blowing your nose or straining for at least a week after surgery, to prevent bleeding.

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