Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure where an endoscope, a very thin camera rod with a light, is inserted into the nose with specialized instruments to remove causes of sinus blockages such as structural blockages, nasal polyps and scar tissue.
It can be used to treat structural sinus problems, nasal polyps, and sinusitis that has not responded to medical therapy. This surgery can be very effective in reducing the number and severity of sinus infections, improving symptoms of sinus infections, bettering airflow and enhancing a patient’s sense of smell.
It is performed under general anesthesia by an ENT surgeon and patients are usually sent home the same day. Recovery time ranges from several days to two weeks depending on the patient and their type of daily activities.