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Minimally invasive functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) can be considered if medical treatment fails, or if there is nasal or sinus obstruction that cannot be corrected with medications. FESS combines the most recent techniques and technologies, and is recommended for most sinus disease. Balloon sinuplasty is a new procedure that may be an excellent tool for frontal sinus disease. It also offers patients with limited disease an option for less invasive therapy.

How is sinus surgery performed?

With an endoscope, the surgeon looks at a magnified view of the internal nose on a television monitor, and while doing so, removes diseased tissue and polyps and clears the narrow channels between the sinuses. New image guidance systems allow our surgeons to achieve a much more complete removal of disease with much higher degree of safety. This is the safest way of doing things and allows for the most complete removal of disease.

What are the risks of surgery?

Although there are some risks involved with sinus surgery, we have performed thousands of cases without complication.

What does post-operative care entail?

Most patients can expect no restrictions on their diet or activity and can return to work as soon as they feel up to it.

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