Sinuses are the series of cavities around the nasal passages behind the nose, forehead, and eyes.
Sinus surgery is a procedure that aims to open the pathways of the sinuses and clear blockages.
Sinus surgery is the option for people with ongoing and recurrent:
- Sinus infection
- Abnormal sinus structure
- Abnormal growth in the sinus
- Inflammation in the nasal passage and sinuses
Common reasons to perform sinus surgery are sinusitis and nasal polyps.
- SINUSITIS: Sinusitis is the swelling of the nasal sinuses or passage. It is sometimes known as a sinus infection.
- NASAL POLYPS: Nasal polyps are swellings of the nasal lining inside the nasal passages and sinuses. They can vary in size but are usually teardrop-shaped.
Larger polyps or clusters may lead to breathing issues and can affect someone’s sense of smell.
Types of sinus surgery include:
- Functional endoscopic surgery
- Turbinate reduction surgery
- Balloon sinuplasty
- Sinus ostial dilation surgery