Sinusitis Management, Chronic sinusitis Management, Sinus Surgery & FESS
Comprehensive E.N.T and Head services to diagnose and treat ear,nose and throat diseases, oral cancers, hearing loss, speech disorders, endoscopy,and sinus diseases are offered. The various kinds of operative procedures like Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cochlear implant, Micro ear surgery, Microlaryngal surgery, Myringoplasty,Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy, Tonsillectomy, Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, used for treating these diseases are supported by the latest technology.
Chronic sinusitis Management
For sinusitis lasting more than eight weeks CT scan is recommended, but this alone is insufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Nasal endoscopy, a a CT scan, and clinical symptoms are all used to make a positive diagnosis. Allergic fungal sinusitis is often seen in people with asthma and nasal polyps. Nasal endoscopy involves inserting a flexible fiber-optic tube with a light and camera at its tip into the nose to examine the nasal passages and sinuses. This is generally a painless procedure which takes five to ten minutes .
Acute Sinus Disease Acute Sinus Disease is generally treated with ten to 14 days of antibiotic care. For chronic or recurring sinusitis, referral to an otolaryngologist specialist may be indicated, and treatment options may include nasal surgery. Surgery should only be considered for those patients who do not experience sufficient relief from optimal medication.
SURGERY OF THE CHRONIC SINUSITIS
A relatively recent advance in the treatment of sinusitis is a type of surgery called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This surgery removes anatomical and pathological obstructions associated with sinusitis in order to restore normal clearance of the sinuses. This replaces prior open techniques requiring facial or oral incisions and refocuses the technique to the natural openings of the sinuses instead of promoting drainage by gravity.
A number of surgical approaches can be used to access the sinuses and these have generally shifted from external approaches to intranasal endoscopic ones. The benefit of the Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery FESS is its ability to allow for a more targeted approach to the affected sinuses, reducing tissue disruption, and minimizing post-operative complications. Another recently developed treatment is balloon sinuplasty. This method, similar to balloon angioplasty used to "unclog" arteries of the heart, utilizes balloons in an attempt to expand the openings of the sinuses in a less invasive manner.