ENT sinus surgery is a common medical procedure that aims to alleviate chronic sinusitis, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
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.