Do you have pain or pressure on your cheeks or forehead? Do you feel worse when you lie down or bend over? You could have a sinus headache. A CT scan can easily diagnose sinus or nasal issues so you can find relief fast.
Most people ignore their sinuses until they have a problem with them. These cavities are inside your skull near the front of your face, surrounding your eyes and nose. Your sinuses create mucus that keeps your nasal passages moisturized and protect you from unsavory particles like infectious organisms, dirt, and toxins. Mucus drains into your nose by way of your sinus passages.
When you have chronic sinus problems and blockages that don’t respond to conservative treatments, Dr. Cecil Yeung and our team at Houston Sinus Surgery might recommend surgery.
Common reasons for sinus surgery include:
As an ENT doctor and top sinus specialist, Dr. Yeung offers the most advanced procedures available to provide long-term relief and help you get back on your feet faster.
To perform functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS, Dr. Yeung guides an endoscope through your nostril in your nasal passages. This thin, flexible tube has a tiny camera on the end, so Dr. Yeung can look for issues in closer detail. Once he identifies your sinus problem, Dr. Yeung uses special medical instruments that also fit through your nostrils to correct the problem by removing or fixing any structures causing a blockage.
Dr. Yeung uses FESS to address several sinus problems, including turbinate reduction and polyp removal. Your turbinates clean and humidify the air you breathe as it passes through your nose into your lungs. Nasal polyps are tear-shaped growths that can block your sinuses and interfere with mucus drainage.
Dr. Yeung introduced functional endoscopic sinus surgery to the Houston area more than 15 years ago. He performs FESS as outpatient procedures, so you can usually go home the same day as your procedure.
In addition to being a skilled ENT, Dr. Yeung’s also known for his advanced technical skills and innovative endoscopic techniques. Because of this expertise, men and women having sinus procedures at Houston Sinus Surgery often see faster recovery times than average. For minimally invasive techniques that don’t involve cutting, you can usually expect to fully recover within a day or two.
Thanks to Dr. Yeung’s skills in endoscopic surgery, you can find long-lasting symptom relief following an FESS procedure as well, resuming regular activities within 7-10 days.
Additional benefits of FESS include:
FESS also comes with fewer risks and complications than other more invasive sinus surgery techniques.
To learn more about sinus surgery, call Houston Sinus Surgery, or schedule an appointment online today.
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