An endoscope allows doctors to see inside the nose and into places formerly difficult to reach, using fiber optic technology. Endoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove obstructions of the nose and sinuses. When these obstructions are moved, natural drainage is again possible and your risk for infection is reduced.
Our doctors use the latest in state-of-the-art XPS® technology. Today, most endoscopic surgery for the nose is performed using XPS® System technology, which avoids unpredictable damage to surrounding areas of tissue. Therefore, XPS® technology allows for surgery with the best achievable results, along with the least possible discomfort.
An endoscopic nose surgery is performed entirely through the nostrils, and thus disturbs a small portion of healthy nasal tissue. Patients receive anesthesia for this procedure, which lasts a few hours, and can usually return home the same day as surgery. A doctor will determine the extent of surgery that needs to be performed, depending on the severity and type of the patient's condition.
Generally, pain is fairly mild after surgery and a return to many activities, such as work and hobbies, can be expected within a few weeks. Full recovery can take several weeks depending on the specific procedure and how easily the body recovers. Medical therapy, like the administration od=f antibiotics, topical nasal sprays and antihistamines, may be incorporated into your recovery.
Endoscopic surgery is continually shown to offer substantial relief of sinus pain and other nasal conditions, and may be an option when medical treatment is not effective for a nose condition. The procedure is effective in easing nasal blockage and facial pain, and it can lead to improved breathing, sense of smell and sense of taste. Normally endoscopic surgery is recommended for patients suffering from sinusitis, a deviated septum, nasal polyps and other sinus and breathing problems. About 90% of people report considerable improvements in their nasal conditions post-surgery.