Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
For some, medical therapy will not provide lasting relief from the symptoms of chronic or recurrent sinusitis.
In-office balloon sinus dilation may not be an option for everyone with sinusitis. In these instances, our doctors may suggest endoscopic sinus surgery, or ESS. The goal of ESS, like balloon sinus dilation, is to expand the sinus drainage pathways to help restore drainage and heal the sinus mucosa.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Works
A doctor uses an endoscope, inserted through your nostrils, to view the passageways and sinus openings, and a series of micro-cutting instruments to remove obstructive or abnormal tissue.
This tissue removal expands the openings to the sinuses and the pathways through which sinuses drain, helping clear sinuses and promote healing.