Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyps, include bacterial, fungal, recurrent acute and chronic sinus troubles. FESS uses nasal endoscopes to restore drainage of the par nasal sinuses and ventilation of the nasal cavity. Always frightening for the patient, nasal fractures are generally simply reduced and splinted in the office under local anesthesia. Treatment is best if done within ten days of the injury. If you have severe bleeding, nasal obstruction, change in vision or loss of consciousness, go to the urgent situation room without delay. In the meantime, elevate your head and apply cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling.
Types of Nasal Surgery
The most ordinary nasal procedures contain turbinate decrease and correcting any septal deviations (septoplasty). Sometimes correction of external nasal deformities (rhinosseptoplasty) or sinus surgery will be necessary and it may be performed in mixture with one of our colleagues from the rhino logy or facial plastic surgery team. Nasal surgery alone rarely successfully treats OSA. However, it generally improves sleep quality and CPAP adherence and compliance.
- Turbinate reduction