How the Procedure Works

The procedure is conducted under general anesthesia to ensure relaxation and comfort. It involves no external incisions; the entire process is performed endoscopically through the nasal passage. An endoscopic camera connected to a video tower offers a high-definition illuminated view of the sinus and nasal cavity, while endoscopic instruments are utilized to open the sinus cavities and eliminate polyps and/or inflamed tissue.

Conditions Treated Through This Surgery

This surgical procedure addresses nasal polyps resulting from chronic sinus conditions that have not improved with medication or other treatment methods.

Symptoms That Can be Treated

  • Persistent sinus infection
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sinusitis related to fungal infection
  • Mucocele or blocked sinus cavity
  • Excessive postnasal drainage
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Decreased sense of smell

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals in Houston with chronic sinusitis or nasal polyps resulting from chronic sinusitis may be eligible for the surgery. Many candidates have attempted medication or alternative treatments without success. Our team at Texas ENT Specialists can evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for nasal polyp or chronic sinusitis surgery. 

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Your Surgical Experience 

Before the surgery, a comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to confirm the appropriateness of this treatment for you. Your provider will assess your symptoms and conduct a thorough physical examination. The surgical procedure is carried out under general anesthesia. An endoscope is inserted into the nasal cavity to provide an illuminated high-definition video image, followed by endoscopic sinus surgery. The duration of the procedure, which may range from 1 to 3 hours based on complexity, may involve the placement of dissolvable, lightweight packing. This outpatient surgery is typically followed by a one-week recovery period.


What is recovery like after surgery?

Hospitalization is unnecessary for this surgery, allowing you to recuperate in the comfort of your home. Recovery is typically brief, with minimal swelling or bruising experienced by most patients. Following the surgery, you may be instructed to use a nasal spray or rinse as part of the aftercare routine.

What type of anesthesia is used?

Sinus surgery involves the use of general anesthesia, which is administered to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout the procedure.

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