Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Santa Monica & Torrance, CA
What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is surgery that’s performed through the nose to simply open up the sinuses and allow them to drain better, get air in, and if necessary, to allow doctors to get medication into the sinuses to treat chronic infection or recurrent infection.
Chronic sinus infections are usually caused by a number of different variables that come together that create this particular problem. A combination of allergies, infection, anatomy, genetics, and environmental exposure can lead someone to have sinus problems.
In general, most of us will get a cold and do just fine, but a chronic sinus patient or a chronic sinusitis patient will have their symptoms last for weeks, if not months, or years. Those patients will show up with complaints of nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip, and sinus pressure. When these symptoms have simply become unbearable, or have lasted way too long is when we consider endoscopic sinus surgery.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Recovery
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery has changed tremendously over the last 20 years. There’s no more packing, patients are able to go home breathing, and within a week, patients feel significantly better than they have in years.
The recovery for functional endoscopic sinus surgery is about a week’s worth of feeling like you have a really bad head cold. A little bit of a runny nose and sinus pressure, but nothing unbearable. For most patients, it’s not much different than the symptoms they’ve had all these months or years leading up to the surgery. But after a week, patients are back feeling much better, breathing better, exercising, living their life a lot better than they were before the endoscopic sinus surgery.
The most common call received after sinus surgery is a complaint of pressure that patients feel. It just feels like you have a really bad head cold. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect medication for it, but at the Daneshrad Clinic, we will try with the combination of different medications to control the patient’s complaints. Luckily, it’s only short-lived, a few days. But the results of the endoscopic sinus surgery last a lifetime.
To learn more about endoscopic sinus surgery at the Daneshrad Clinic, call 310-453-6500. We proudly serve patients from Santa Monica, Torrance, Los Angeles and surrounding areas.