Breathe Freely with Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to treat a sinus blockage. A blockage can cause a sinus infection (sinusitis), when the mucus membranes of the sinuses become inflamed. A sinus blockage can cause pain, drainage and difficulty breathing.
If you or a loved one has a sinus condition that has not been treated successfully with medications or noninvasive therapies, ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors at UPMC perform advanced, minimally invasive sinus surgery in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.
Why Sinus Surgery Is Performed
An ENT surgeon may perform endoscopic sinus surgery to relieve the symptoms of a sinus infection, a deviated septum or nasal polyps.
Goals of Sinus Surgery
At UPMC, the goal of sinus surgery is improve the drainage of the sinuses and improve airflow through the nasal passages of the nose.
Endoscopic sinus surgery can help:
- Reduce the number and severity of sinus infections
- Improve the symptoms of sinusitis
- Improve the flow of air through the nose
- Improve a patient’s sense of smell
Sinus surgery does not require any incisions to be made in the skin. Instead, the procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils, allowing most patients to return home the same day as their surgery.
UPMC treats ear, nose and throat conditions with a wide array of minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopic sinus surgery in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.