One of the key skills of ENT specialists is in the care of nasal cavity and sinus. Typical nasal surgeries involve sinus surgery, septoplasty or rectification of a deviated septum and relieving chronic nasal congestions. However, advanced endoscopic surgeries have eliminated the need for major invasive surgeries to some extent.
A modern approach to sinus surgery known as FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) aims to maintain the functioning of sinuses by drilling holes in the sinus and removing the tissue lining.
Rhinoplasty is another surgery performed by ENT surgeons to rectify or reconstruct any nasal defect. Although common as a plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, this procedure is done to rectify congenital nasal defects or those caused by an injury.
Recovery period of ENT surgeries depends on the nature of the surgery and patient’s health conditions. To minimize the chances of infection, frequent wound dressing and post op care need to be strictly adhered to. Hospital stay may vary from few hours to few days depending on the surgery.