For some, medical therapy will not provide lasting relief from the symptoms of chronic or recurrent sinusitis, and balloon sinus dilation may not be an option. Endoscopic sinus surgery, or ESS, expands the sinus drainage pathways to help restore drainage and heal the sinus mucosa.
Clinical Benefits of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
In multiple studies, patients who receive functional endoscopic sinus surgery show a statistically significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life following surgery. 1
There are a number of approaches to ESS. Should you be a candidate for ESS, Dr. Saffold and our ENT Practitioners at Virginia Sinus Center will discuss the option they recommend for you, as well as the risks associated with ESS.
Quick, Easy Recovery
Recovery times for ESS vary, based on the extent of the procedure. Many people return to normal activities within one to two weeks following surgery. 2
1 Impact of functional endoscopic sinus surgery on symptoms and quality of life in chronic rhino sinusitis. Damm M, Quante G, Jungehuelsing M, Stennart E. Laryngoscope. 2002 Feb: 112(2): 310-5
2 Pain treatment and recovery after endoscopic sinus surgery. Kemppainen TP, Tuomilehto H, Kokki H, Seppa J, Nuutinen J. Laryngoscope. 2009 May-June: 321-327
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