Endoscopic sinus surgery, often referred to as sinoscopy, involves inserting a narrow, hollow tube with a tiny camera on the end into the sinus cavity so the surgeon can see inside. This allows the surgeon to use lasers or other instruments to treat the root cause of the symptoms.
Sinoscopy is generally an outpatient procedure. Sinoscopy allows the surgeon to reach areas that previously could not be easily seen with conventional surgery and involves less trauma to surrounding tissue.
Many endoscopic examinations and surgical procedures can be performed using local or regional anesthesia, which means a general anesthetic may not be necessary.
For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s surgical services or a referral to a Sinai-Grace surgeon, call 313-966-4800.