Skilled Surgeon Performing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Jonesboro
Endoscopic sinus surgery is often performed as a result of chronic rhinosinusitis, or chronic sinusitis as it's commonly known. This is a swelling of the nose and inside the nose that doesn't respond to treatment. The surgery is performed entirely through the nose with a small nasal endoscope. A special video camera allows the surgeon to see into the nose and sinuses. Recovery from the procedure usually involves minor nasal packing and mild pain. At our Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery Centre in Jonesboro, we offer this minimally invasive surgery to patients who haven't responded to other treatment methods.
The Most Common Condition Treated Is Rhinosinusitis
With chronic rhinosinusitis, sinus inflammation lingers for at least three months. Much of the time, we don't know why patients develop chronic sinusitis, but we can treat the condition, including infections, nasal polyps (non-cancerous), allergies and other forms of irritation. There are other reasons to have this type of surgery. In some cases, infections go away but return quickly; infections spread to the eye, face or brain; patients suffer from an impaired sense of smell; patients develop tumors and brain fluid leakage. Today, some otolaryngologists might perform procedures on areas of the brain and pituitary gland or eye sockets.