Discover Sinus Surgery Options in NYC such as Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Nasal Polyp Removal

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
TEL:646.943.7985310 14Th STREET, SIXTH FLOOR NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003FAX:212.979.4315

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery NYC

When there are blockages within the nasal passages and sinuses, sinus surgery may become necessary to improve breathing function and relieve conditions such as chronic sinusitis.  Dr. Shin uses state-of-the-art endoscopic sinus surgery techniques in order to open the sinuses so they drain freely, and remove any nasal polyps or other blockages. 

What can sinus surgery do for me?

Endoscopic nasal sinus surgery can help:

  • Remove nasal blockages, such as nasal polyps or tumors
  • Improve breathing
  • Relieve symptoms of chronic sinusitis
  • Improve sinus drainage
  • Correct nasal deformities, such as deviated septum

How is endoscopic sinus surgery performed?

During endoscopic sinus surgery, a long, thin and flexible tube, called an endoscope, is inserted through the nostrils to gain access to the sinuses.  The endoscope is equipped with advanced fiber optic technology, allowing the surgeon to see inside the nasal passages and sinuses.  Surgical instruments are used together with the endoscope to remove blockages and improve sinus drainage.  During this surgery, Dr. Shin also uses an advanced real-time operative imaging system to provide the most accurate images of the nasal passages and sinuses. Accuracy is of paramount importance because of the sinuses’ location near the eyes, brain and major arteries.

What is the recovery after endoscopic sinus surgery?

Recovery depends on many factors, including the size, location and extent of the blockages, as well as the overall health of the patient.  Most patients will be discharged the same day as their surgery, and mild discomfort is tolerated well with prescribed pain medication.  Dr. Shin will discuss your specific circumstances and expectations for recovery with you before your procedure.  

Will the nasal polyps grow back after sinus surgery?

Unfortunately, nasal polyps can and often do return after sinus surgery, and there’s no way to know how quickly they will return.  In some cases, polyps can return after three years, in other cases, nasal passages can remain clear for ten years or longer.  There are a number of options that may be helpful in delaying the recurrence of nasal polyps, including post-surgical antibiotic irrigations, as well as topical steroids.  Dr. Shin will discuss all the options with you and answer any questions that you may have.   

How do I get more information about sinus surgery?

Dr. Shin and his team will be happy to discuss sinus surgery with you. Please call 646.943.7985 to arrange for a private consultation or schedule an appointment online at our Manhattan office.