Nasal endoscopy uses a thin telescope to give a magnified view inside the sinuses. Like a wide angle lens of a camera, the endoscope provides a wider and clearer view of the nasal passages.
Nasal endoscopy is used in the physician's office to examine and help to determine the exact cause of sinus blockage.
Nasal endoscopy is used in the operating room where the brightly illuminated and magnified view of the inside of the nose and sinuses permits a most thorough and delicate removal of any sinus disease. This procedure in known as Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS).
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) is a surgical procedure that allows careful and preservative sinus restoration. It permits a person to return to more normal breathing and reduces the frequency and severity of nasal and sinus disorders.
Using a thin telescope in conjunction with other delicate surgical instruments and technologies (radiofrequency like Coblation™ and Balloon Sinuplasty™), ESS is the most modern technique for restoring breathing and eliminating the troublesome, bothersome nasal symptoms of sinusitis.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Post Operative Instructions