Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
is a surgical procedure to open up blocked sinuses. It is typically performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will go home after a brief stay in the recovery room.
Sinus surgery serves two purposes to help manage sinus disease:
- The drainage passage from the sinus into the nose is more open, allowing mucus to more easily drain out of the sinus.
- Larger openings in the sinuses also allow topical medications such as saline rinses and steroid nasal sprays to more effectively get into the sinuses and do their job.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a surgical procedure performed right in our office. Some patients needing sinus surgery are candidates for a new, minimally invasive technique called balloon sinus dilation, a.k.a. balloon sinuplasty. Using a technology similar to what is used to open blocked arteries in the heart, surgeons can endoscopically dilate sinus passages with a balloon to alleviate obstructed or narrow sinus openings while preserving as much of the normal structure of the sinuses as possible.
ENT Solutions for Denver Patients
Peak ENT and Voice Center has a Denver sinus specialist who will prescribe proper medications or procedures to treat your nasal issues. If the symptoms persist, however, surgery might be necessary to drain the sinuses.
We perform sinus surgery for patients from Denver and from other locations in Colorado. In fact, we have offices in Broomfield, Brighton, and Golden. Residents of these communities can come to our specialist for any sinus-related condition, from allergic rhinitis to sinusitis to nasal polyps.
Our Colorado offices also address ear, nose, and throat conditions. We provide comprehensive procedures and compassionate care for both adults and children.