Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to help treat chronic sinusitis symptoms related to sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polyps, and septal deviations among other conditions. Symptoms that endoscopic sinus surgery can help to relieve include: Difficulty breathing, impaired airflow through the nostrils, decreased sense of smell, pain and headaches, and sinus infections.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed entirely through the nostrils without any need to cut through the skin. The minimally-invasive procedure involves using an endoscope, which is a medical device with a light attached at the end that is used to view the interior of an organ or cavity of the body such as the nostrils. Your surgeon will then remove blockages including scar tissue, polyps, and natural blockages through the use of specialized equipment. It may additionally be necessary to perform a straightening of the septum or turbinate reduction using this method.
This procedure can be performed same-day using general anesthesia. Dr Banthia is Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and his expertise includes performing endoscopic sinus surgeries utilizing the latest techniques and image-guidance systems. If you are in need of relief from sinus symptoms, call us today at 310-341-2474 to find out if this procedure is right for you.