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What is an endoscopy as surgery for sinusitis?

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Doctors insert very thin and flexible instruments called endoscopes into your nose. One instrument has a small camera lens that sends images back to a screen. That lets your doctor see where your sinuses are blocked and guide the other instruments that gently remove the blockages.

You'll be awake for the procedure, with the area numbed. You’ll likely be able to go home when it’s over.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

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