Life is hard enough without daily agony from chronic sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis has disrupted your life more times than you can count. It has forced you to end amazing days early because of sinus headaches, avoid spending time outside on bright and sunny days, and forced you out of healthy sleep patterns.
Which of the following are you faced with regularly?
- Non-stop runny noses
- Persistent sinus pressure
- Sleepless nights
- Lack of energy
- Brain fog
You’ve had enough, right? If you’re like the thousands of patients we’ve helped overcome sinus issues, you want to put your mind at rest and forget about the daily hassles that come with your sinus infections from chronic sinusitis.
Hope is here. Decide to take back control of your life from chronic sinusitis. If you’re ready for relief, let’s start by exploring endoscopic sinus surgery and if it’s the right solution for you.
What is endoscopic sinus surgery?
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a permanent procedure that is designed to restore airflow to your blocked sinus pathways.
Endoscopic surgery is…
- An invasive procedure
- The removal of bone and tissue in your nose
- Only required if there is a serious plumbing problem in your nose
Sinus surgery, as mentioned above, is not always mandatory. It is a course of action to take when there is a major plumbing problem in your nose. The severity of your nasal plumbing issue can be observed in an examination involving a CT Scan, which is offered at Pittsburgh Sinus Centers.
Your doctor will view your pathways and remove the cause of the blockage, which in the case of a plumbing issue, will likely include removing bone and tissue. Easier breathing out of the nose, which will allow drainage to occur and prevent further sinus infections, is the desired result after recovery. Your sinus-related issues should also be resolved through this procedure.
Recovering from sinus surgery.
Complete recovery from endoscopic sinus surgery can take weeks or months. Due to the invasive nature of the procedure, you may experience the following:
- General pain in your sinuses
- Nasal congestion
Because of the possibility that scabbing will result in scar tissue, which could minimize the positive impact sinus surgery is intended to create, scabs are removed in a painful process called debridement.
Chronic sinusitis won’t resolve itself, but is surgery your best option?
Endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery) is a popular procedure to correct issues that are causing chronic sinusitis, but it is not your only option. If a severe plumbing problem is not the cause of your sinus blockage, minimally-invasive alternative options should be explored to correct the issue first.
Minimally-invasive surgery alternatives include:
- Balloon sinuplasty
- Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction (RFTR)
Learn more about balloon sinuplasty from Pittsburgh Sinus Centers here.
Sufferers of chronic sinusitis trust Pittsburgh Sinus Center with their care from the greater Pittsburgh area, with offices in Wexford, Indiana, and Johnstown Pennsylvania.