The nasal sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose.
Rhinitis is an infection of the nose.
Sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities.
Sinusitis may develop if the openings between your sinuses and the nose become blocked. This may occur after a cold, infection or an allergic reaction. Having a deviated septum, nasal allergies, nasal polyps and other conditions such as smoking or upper tooth infections may also increase your risk of having sinusitis.
There are also a number of factors that can make the sinuses more prone to infection
Rhinosinusitis is an infection of both the nasal and sinus cavities.
Based on the duration of symptoms Rhinosinusitis can be classified as:
Functional Endoscopic sinus surgery is the name given to operations used for severe or difficult to treat sinus problems. In the past sinus operations were done through incisions (cuts) in the face and mouth. However, sinus surgery with an endoscope, allows the operation to be performed without the need for these cuts.
The appropriate answer to this question depends on an individual’s thorough Clinical Analysis and consultation.
We usually consider surgery in cases of Chronic Rhinosinusitis, when treatment along these lines has failed to improve your situation.
Each operation is individual, depending on the cause of the disease and which sinuses are involved.
For example, the maxillary sinuses (in the cheek), the frontal sinuses and/or the ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes) may be affected, and may need to be opened up to clear the blockage and reestablish normal sinus drainage pathways.
The operation is done through your nose with endocopes using small custom-made instruments, with no cuts or scars on the face.
Detailed information regarding the procedure and post-procedure care will be given after consultation.
Dr. Pragati Shubha is a registered ENT surgeon from one of the pioneer institutions in
India. She has always had an inclination towards Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic
Surgery. This led her to attain the highest honours in the field from India and Europe
(Austria &Italy). She has trained in Rhinoplasty under the mentorship of Dr.
Brajendra Baser, one of the pioneers of Rhinoplasty in India and a renowned
International faculty in the field of Rhinoplasty and Facial Aesthetic Surgery. She broadened her expertise by attending International workshops in Europe. She also has a fellowship in Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty under Dr. Ignazio Tasca (Imola,Italy). Dr Pragati is actively involved in extensive research and keeps herself
well- updated with her subject. She has been the organising secretary over the last 3
years of International Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery conferences . Her
understanding of the rising trend for non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, led her
to undertake a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine. With her dedication and a robust
team you can be assured that you will achieve the best and most natural results, be it
precise surgical procedures or the much sought after non-surgical procedures.
She is also a member of the:
Association of Rhinoplasty Surgeons (India)
Indian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (ISAM)