There’s nothing more frustrating that chronic nasal congestion. It truly prevents people from being able to completely enjoy life. They may not be able to smell the fresh air, or might experience difficulty breathing on a regular basis. It can impact their ability to taste their favorite foods. It can even lead to more severe symptoms, such as headaches, sinus pain, and sinus pressure. Orange County patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis or severe nasal congestion may want to consider having an endoscopic surgery performed by Dr. Kevin Sadati.
What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that is designed to clear the sinus cavities and eliminate chronic sinusitis infections. During this operation, the surgeon uses an endoscope in order to see inside the nose. The surgical tools are inserted at the same time, and the surgeon works to clear the sinus cavity, remove any bone that is blocking the cavity and eliminate polyps that have formed in the mucous membranes. This surgery is performed in an office or surgical center, and patients can opt for local or general anesthesia. The entire process takes between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the individual patient.
What is the Recovery Like?
Patients generally tolerate this recovery well, considering it is a minimally-invasive procedure. However, patients are advised to rest and take it easy for about 2 weeks after the surgery. Most patients will schedule follow-up visits with the surgeon once per week for about 3 weeks after the operation. This allows the surgeon to monitor the progress, remove nasal packing and clean the nasal cavity. Patients should not bend over, blow their nose or participate in strenuous activities for several days.
How Successful is the Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
This is a very successful procedure, with about 90 percent of patients reporting a full recovery after the fact. In some cases, an additional surgery or complementary treatments are required in order to keep the sinusitis infection at bay.
There’s no reason to live with chronic sinusitis. Endoscopic surgery is a viable option for patients who have been diagnosed with this persistent and painful illness. Dr. Kevin Sadati is an ENT surgeon who specializes in sinus surgery, as well as a cosmetic surgeon who performs facial plastic surgery procedures such as the rhinoplasty. Newport Beach patients who are interested in improving their quality of life, as well as their appearance, love the fact that Dr. Kevin Sadati provides comprehensive and personalized results. In order to find out if endoscopic sinus surgery is the right choice for you, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.