Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Long Island, NY
Your sinus problems may be caused by blockages that can be corrected with endoscopic sinus surgery. For residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist, offers endoscopic sinus surgery to help alleviate your chronic and recurring sinus conditions.
What is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
Endoscopic sinus surgery is an advanced treatment for blockages in the sinuses. The surgery is most often recommended for patients with:
- Nasal polyps
- Problems with the nasal turbinates
- Deviated septum
Benefits of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Dr. Park recommends endoscopic sinus surgery to help:
- Enhance smell that is affected by sinus blockages
- Improve sinusitis symptoms
- Decrease the frequency and severity of sinusitis episodes
- Reduce symptoms of sinusitis
Am I a Candidate for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
You may be a candidate for endoscopic sinus surgery if you have chronic or recurring sinus problems that are caused by a blockage in the sinus cavity.
What to Expect from Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Dr. Park may recommend general anesthesia for your endoscopic sinus surgery. Once you are sedated, she uses an endoscope that is equipped with a light and tiny camera. Specialized tools may also be attached to the endoscope. Dr. Park slowly inserts the endoscope through the nostrils and evaluates the tissues for abnormalities. The tools on the endoscope are used to modify the soft tissue, bone, and cartilage.
Recovery from endoscopic sinus surgery is easier than traditional surgical techniques that require making an incision in the nose. You can go home the same day. Discomfort, swelling, bleeding, and fatigue are normal after the procedure. You will need to avoid blowing your nose until you are healed. Aspirin, nasal sprays and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may cause complications. Dr. Park may prescribe medications to help with any pain and swelling. If she detects signs of infection during the procedure, she may also prescribe antibiotics.
At-home care may involve special sprays to moisten the nasal cavity and sinuses as well as preparations to flush the sinuses.
How Much Does Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Cost in Long Island, NY?
Your medical insurance may cover a portion of endoscopic sinus surgery depending on your policy. We review the coverage after the consultation appointment. We provide an estimate of the out-of-pocket costs, but this may vary based on the determination by your insurance carrier. For your convenience, we accept several forms of payment for your endoscopic sinus surgery, including cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you have chronic sinusitis, a deviated septum or nasal polyps, Dr. Eunice E. Park may recommend endoscopic sinus surgery to removes blockages and alleviate your symptoms. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and would like more information about our endoscopic sinus surgery, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Park.