Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Birmingham, AL
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure offered at ExcelENT of Alabama for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and related sinus conditions. This advanced surgical technique allows our skilled otolaryngologists to access and remove blockages or abnormalities in the sinus passages, restoring normal sinus drainage and providing long-term relief from sinus symptoms. FESS is performed using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at the tip, which allows for precise visualization and treatment of the sinuses.
With our expertise in FESS, we strive to improve your sinus health and enhance your overall quality of life. Contact ExcelENT today to schedule a consultation and explore the benefits of functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
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Benefits of PROPEL Sinus Stent in Sinus Surgery
PROPEL is an innovative sinus stent that offers several notable benefits for patients undergoing sinus surgery:
Signs You May Need Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Sinus Surgery FAQs
Your face contains five major sinuses on each side. They include:
Blockages or infections in these sinuses can lead to various symptoms like cheek pain, facial tenderness, frontal headaches, toothache, or more severe complications if the infection spreads to critical areas such as the brain or optic nerve. Seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms.
While major complications from sinus surgery are rare, it’s important to understand potential risks. Sinus surgery involves delicate structures near the brain and between the eyes, so rare complications like brain or spinal fluid injury, meningitis, blindness, double vision, or loss of smell have been reported. Although these are rare, general anesthesia also carries risks, including stroke or heart attack. Less severe complications can include nasal obstruction, bleeding, soreness, persistent infection, or the need for re-operation.
Choosing a qualified surgeon certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery with expertise in endoscopic sinus surgery is crucial.
Sinus surgery typically results in minimal pain for most patients, often requiring prescription pain medication for only a few days. Nasal packing is usually unnecessary, but some patients may experience temporary difficulty breathing through the nose for the first week after surgery.
What to Expect After Sinus Surgery
After sinus surgery, it is crucial to follow certain guidelines for a smooth recovery.
Here’s what you need to know:
When to Contact ExcelENT:
Please reach out to our offices if you experience any of these symptoms.