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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery In Hackettstown, NJ

For patients in Hackettstown NJ and throughout the greater New York and New Jersey metro regions, Dr. Joshua D Pollack has provided outstanding medical and surgical treatment for over 30 years. A member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Joshua D Pollack has helped men, women, and children with their ear, nose, and throat problems. He is associated with the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center (Hackettstown NJ).

Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed on a patient by a physician using an endoscope (a thin, flexible instrument used for viewing purposes); the endoscope is inserted into the patient’s nose and into the sinus cavities, where the physician can readily see where sinus problems are located and pinpoint what needs to be done. Surgical instruments can then be inserted alongside the endoscope, allowing the physician to remove growths (polyps) or tissues blocking the sinus cavities. Sometimes, a laser may be used to burn away blockage of the sinuses.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is useful for patients dealing with chronic sinusitis, sinus headaches, facial pressure and pain, and other problems. In many cases, the surgery can be performed in the physician’s office or clinic. Most procedures take 30 to 90 minutes to complete, and either local or general anesthesia is used for the patient’s comfort.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is extremely safe, and does not leave scars on a patient’s nose or face. Patients may experience some mild discomfort during the first two weeks after the surgery, which may include include bleeding and some swelling or bruising around the eyes. Usually, patients require post-surgery checkups each week for three weeks, where the physician will check the status of the surgery performed and remove any dried blood or mucus that may have accumulated.