Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Unilateral endoscopic sinus surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is used to remove blockages in the cranial sinuses that can cause sinusitis, which involves pain and breathing difficulties.
This surgery repairs abnormal structures or lesions on the nose and adjacent areas.
The procedure is performed by inserting a luminous endoscope through the nose that allows us to see and remove blockages to increase the amount of air coming into the lungs.
It can be performed at only one side of the face (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral).
This surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and does not require hospitalisation.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
The first day after surgery, patients should rest absolutely lying in bed. During the following days patients must remain lying or sitting on the bed and avoid all kinds of efforts.
Discomfort, light bleeding and secretions caused by the operation can last up to a month after surgery.
Once the recovery is complete, patients will notice improvements in breathing and also in the senses of smell and taste.