Computer-Assisted Sinus Surgery

If medication and lifestyle changes haven’t helped you breathe more freely, you may be a candidate for computer-assisted endoscopic sinus surgery at Surgical Solutions Network. Residents of Canada, including Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Calgary, as well as other countries, visit our private facilities for lasting relief from acute sinusitis with this modern, minimally invasive procedure.

Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for Sinus Surgery?

Many patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Surgical Solutions for timely access to computer-assisted sinus surgery and other ENT procedures. Our experienced, board-certified ENT surgeons are known for excellence in outcomes with this state-of-the-art procedure. As a patient-centred medical network, we aim to provide all patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience before and after surgery.

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What Is Sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis, also known as also called acute rhinosinusitis, causes the cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen, which can:

  • Interfere with drainage
  • Cause a build-up of mucus
  • Eventually, lead to chronic sinus infection

Chronic infection often ends up causing polyps, adding to the sinus and nasal obstruction.

What Causes Sinusitis?

Viruses, allergens, irritants like smoke, air pollution, solvents, dust, or drugs such as cocaine can cause sinusitis. Other causes are malformations of the nose such as a deviated septum or physical injuries such as a broken nose.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

  • Facial congestion (pressure)
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Loss of smell
  • A chronic cough
  • Nasal discharge
  • Bad smell coming from the nose
  • Bad breath
  • Post-nasal drip down the throat
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Dental/ear pain
  • Disturbed sleep and fatigue
  • Muscle joint pain

Why Choose Computer-Assisted Sinus Surgery?

Computer-assisted sinus surgery is a modern, minimally invasive procedure that has helped revolutionize the management of sinus disease. This procedure uses an image-guidance system that accurately tracks an instrument in real-time to within less than 1.0 mm within the confines of a surgical field. It requires no external incisions, and since the sinuses are located in a highly confined area between the eyes and beneath the brain, this technology ensures that complications are minimal.

At Surgical Solutions Network, our computer-assisted procedure for revision and primary sinus surgery has an overall cure rate of greater than 95%.

What Happens During Computer-Assisted Sinus Surgery?

Our board-certified ENT surgeons perform endoscopic sinus surgery using general anesthesia. The surgeon carefully inserts the endoscope through the nose into the sinuses. The surgeon also uses the Medtronic Fusion™ navigation system for extremely precise control. This specialized computer-enhanced, 3D visualization system provides a real-time display of a surgical instrument’s location and trajectory superimposed on the patient’s CT scan.

The surgeon can then insert special tools alongside the endoscope to perform the following:

  • Collect biopsies
  • Clear the sinuses
  • Remove abnormal growths

The precise visualization ensures the surgeon treats affected areas of the nose and sinuses while leaving healthy areas untouched. Once the procedure is finished, the surgeon will gently remove the endoscope.

How Long Does Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Take?

The total procedure takes about 2.5 hours. You will be able to return home the same day.

What Is the Recovery Time for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

Computer-assisted sinus surgery requires much less recovery time than an open surgery technique. Patients typically return to work within a week of surgery and recover fully within 6 weeks.

Next Steps: Book Your Computer-Assisted Sinus Surgery Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your sinus surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Potential risks and complications

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