Op.Dr. Behçet Şahin | KBB Uzmanı
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

What are the sinuses for?

The sinuses are part of the nasal system that produces secretions (mucus). Normally, the nose and sinuses secrete about half a liter of mucus per day. The mucus produced acts on the mucous membrane, removing bacteria, airborne particles and dust particles. This mucus then filters down the person's throat and is swallowed. The particles and bacteria in it are broken down by stomach acid. Many people are not aware of this because it is a normal bodily function.


What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESC) is a surgical method that can be successfully applied in cases of inflammation of the cavities in the nasal and facial bones called paranasal sinuses, in the growth of flesh called polyps, in brain fluid leaks that may be due to trauma or causeless.

Due to the complex structure of the sinuses and its close proximity to vital organs such as the eye-brain, it is a procedure that should be performed with attention and experience.


How is the operation performed? How long does the operation take?

Inflammation and polyps in the nose and sinuses are cleaned by entering through the nostril with high resolution cameras.

Although the duration of surgery varies according to the extent of the disease, it varies between half an hour and 2 hours on average. During this surgery, simultaneous nasal cartilage and bone curvatures can be straighten, aesthetics can be performed and nasal concha can be intervened.

If the middle bone of the nose is not intervened after the surgery, it usually does not require the use of tampons, but in cases where the nasal curvature is straighten, a tampon can be placed in the nose.