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Best Technique for Sinus Surgery?
Is there a specific technique for Sinus Surgery that doctors strongly recommend compared to others?
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Right surgeon more important than the technique
For the majority of patients with sinus complaints, surgery is not necessary. Therefore, always make sure that you are choosing a surgeon that is thoughtful and conservative for your treatment. With few exceptions, if the first thing discussed is surgery, be very skeptical and at the very least seek a second opinion. Exceptions to this rule would include having a growth or a dangerous, life-threatening infection. Important questions to have answered...
Best Possible Sinus Surgery Method
Best method for sinus surgery involves using the endoscopic equipment without external incisions. More recent technique involves using a balloon technique to dilate the sinus passages without disturbing the lining of the inside of the nose. Depending on the anatomy and the degree of symptoms and problems you are having, your surgeon can provide you with the best option possible. Hope this was helpful. Dr. Sajjadian
Best method to perform sinus surgery
For a number of years the standard method of performing sinus surgery has been a functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) technique. This involves using a small endoscope to view inside the nose and provide the optimum visualization of the sinuses. A somewhat newer, less invasive method, of sinus surgery is balloon sinuplasty. This involves dilating narrowed areas where the sinuses drain. Both methods have their place depending on the situation. You can read more about sinus...
Several sinus surgeries for different situations
Endoscopic sinus surgery (using small scopes and instruments in the nasal passages) has been the standard for a couple of decades. A newer less aggressive technique (balloon sinuplasty) is finding its place as well. Not every insurance company covers this yet - still considering it experimental - although it is not.
Best technique for sinus surgery- balloon sinuplasty or endoscopic?
Sinus surgery is an elective medical procedure sought by people experiencing chronic sinusitus, sinus headaches, or sinus infections. Sinus surgery covers a very broad range of potential procedures of the nose and sinuses. Most people with chronic sinus problems do not have surgery on their actual sinuses. These patients have a deviated septum (the midline partition in your nose) or large turbinates, which contribute to their sinus or allergy symptoms, and they benefit from...
Ballon Sinuplasty is a great option for mild to moderate sinus disease.
The ideal procedure depends on your anatomy and the severity of your disease. Ballon sinuplasty is a wonderful treatment option for mild to moderate sinus disease. More extensive disease requires Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Not all surgeons are skilled in ballon sinuplasty, so be sure to see if your surgeon is comfortable with this procedure. Warmest regards, Dr. Pippin.
Best Technique for Sinus Surgery
Sinus surgery covers a very broad range of potential procedures of the nose and sinuses. Most patients who complain of chronic sinus problems generally don't have surgery on the true sinuses. These patients have a deviated septum or large turbinates, which contribute to their sinus or allergy symptoms, and they benefit from septoplasty and turbinate reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a sinus or nasal surgeon can he/she determine the appropriate options for you.
Sinus Surgery - Does One Size Fit All?
The evolution of sinus surgery techniques and technology have provided us with a variety of ways to treat chronic sinus disease refractory to medical therapy . However careful review of the patient's history , physical exam , CT scans as well as the extent ,severity and type of sinus disease are what in most cases determine choice of technique and technology. In general techniques have moved toward being less destructive ,preserving the anatomical structures and restoring movement of air...
Endoscopic sinus surgery is the gold standard
Endoscopic sinus surgery is currently the gold standard of sinus surgery. For people with mild to moderate disease, a new procedure using a balloon to open the sinuses has shown some promise. Be careful though as most insurance plans and several ENT associations still consider this treatment experimental. As such, most insurance will not reimburse for the balloon procedure but will reimburse for endoscopic sinus surgery.
Ballon sinusplasty the latest evolution
The gold standard of sinus surgery utilizes endoscopes to perform functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The lastest innovation utilizes ballon cathaters to dilate critical sinus drainage areas while preserving the lining. For a person with moderate sinus disease this results in a faster recovery with less pain.