Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Frequently Asked QuestionsThursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:16
Here are some frequently asked questions related to endoscopic sinus surgery.
Q: How do I know if I'm a candidate for endoscopic sinus surgery?
A: If you have chronic
Q: Can any doctor perform endoscopic sinus surgery?
A: No, only a doctor specializing in sinus disorders, such as an
Q: Can endoscopic sinus surgery be performed on children?
A: Endoscopic sinus surgery is a difficult procedure to perform on children because their
Q: I had traditional sinus surgery a few years ago, but I still have sinusitis symptoms. Can I have endoscopic sinus surgery?
A: Yes. If your doctor recommends it, it is safe for you to have endoscopic sinus surgery even if you've had a different type of sinus surgery in the past.
Q: My sense of taste is not as good as it used to be. Does this mean I need endoscopic sinus surgery?
A: Probably not. A reduced sense of taste has many potential causes, most of which are not sinusitis. However, if you have chronic sinusitis accompanied by an impaired sense of smell, your taste problem may be caused by sinusitis and may improved by endoscopic sinus surgery. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the true cause of the reduced sense of taste.