Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
What is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a surgical procedure performed to improve sinus drainage and restore ventilation in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Functional endoscopic sinus surgery aims to open the natural sinus drainage pathways and remove obstructions using an endoscope for visualization.
Who is a Good Candidate for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Patients with chronic sinus infections, inflammation, nasal obstruction, facial pain/pressure are candidates for functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
How is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Performed?
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery uses small endoscopes and instruments inserted via the nostrils to visualize the blocked sinuses directly.
Obstructing tissue and bone can be precisely removed while preserving healthy structures.
For functional endoscopic surgery alone, most patients can resume work within 3-4 days. Some patients have other procedures simultaneously, such as septoplasty and turbinate reduction. Patients having multiple procedures may need a week off work.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is very effective at relieving the symptoms of chronic sinusitis, such as: