American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery: Information about common sinus problems.
Duke offers advanced care for patients with chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, fungal sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and tumors of the nasal cavity and anterior skull base.
Sinus surgery may be an option to help you and is most often performed on patients with chronic sinus infection that does not respond to antibiotics or for multiple recurrent acute infections.
Most sinus surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis and take one to two hours under local or general anesthetic.
Duke specializes in endoscopic, minimally invasive procedures, which result in less bruising and swelling following the surgery.
Minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgical techniques are available for patients with complex nasal and sinus disease.
Post-operative care for sinus surgery is just as important as the surgical procedure for effective treatment. This not only includes local irrigations by the patient but also cleaning out of the nose and sinus cavities by the doctor to prevent scar formation as well as healthy sinus healing.
New developments and technologies in image guidance during surgery help to ensure all infection is removed and minimizes risk and discomfort for patients.
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