Sinusitis is the condition where there is blockage in the sinuses that prevents proper drainage of fluid. When this happens, there is an array of problems that can arise, such as infections and sinus pain. When tradition medicine fails to clear the sinus blockage, endoscopic sinus surgery is available.
The success rate of endoscopic sinus surgery is about 90 percent, or, put another way, 90 out of 100 people who undergo the procedure experience improvements with symptoms.
An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Fred Bressler performs the procedure by using an endoscope along with other surgical instruments. The endoscope assists with the removal of material blocking the sinuses or growths that need to be scraped away. The procedure may involve local or general anesthesia and typically lasts anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes.
Contact us at our office in Houston if you have more questions about endoscopic sinus surgery.