Sinus surgery has truly evolved over the past 30 years. Once performed through external incisions (surgical cuts on the face and in the mouth) that required extensive nasal packing (i.e. gauze or other material placed in the nose to control bleeding after surgery), traditional sinus surgery caused significant pain and discomfort, and was often followed by a long recovery period and even hospital stays.
With advances in technology introduced in the 1980s, including the nasal endoscope (small, lighted, metal telescope placed into the nostril), sinus surgery is now commonly performed minimally invasively. This means the procedure is done entirely through the nose, without face or mouth incisions. The endoscope allows the surgeon to see inside the nose and sinuses, usually with a special video camera attached and high definition monitor. Today, endoscopic sinus surgery is typically done with no nasal packing, mild pain, and shorter recovery times, on an outpatient basis under general (and sometimes local) anesthesia.
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly specialized rhinology doctors. The experts at University of Miami Health are here to help you breathe easier, smell better, and rest better with an accurate diagnosis and leading edge treatments,in a compassionate setting. Our fellowship-trained providers specialize in the nasal airway, and our rhinology specialists have completed specialized training in nasal and sinus disorders. They have dedicated their clinical and research careers to caring for nasal and sinus disorders.
Our academic health center provides you with more treatment options. Our ENT specialists are experts in the field of rhinology. As part of an academic health center, we are proud to offer breakthrough treatments not available to other facilities in South Florida. We also offer our patients early access to clinical trials and new medical and procedural treatments. We provide comprehensive care for a wide array of rhinologic conditions, backed by expertise, research, and education.