Navigation sinus surgery

Alleviate your Sinus Problems using a Navigation Sinus Surgery!

Consult extremely skilled Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao – Best Navigation Sinus Surgeon in Hyderabad

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive surgical treatment which uses nasal endoscopes to enhance sinus ventilation. Usually of 2 – 4 hours, this surgery treats chronic rhinosinusitis that does not respond to drugs, nasal polyps, cancers and grave ophthalmopathy. Even though the rate of intraoperative complications associated with FESS is low, intracranial and orbital penetration have resulted in fatal events.

Dr Chaitanya Rao is an excellent ENT specialist with a diligent attribute of utmost care and compassion towards his patients. He strives to deliver his patients with supreme quality of treatment.

Dr G V K Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best Navigation Sinus Surgeon in Hyderabad, but he is also the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.

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About Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao

Dr Chaitanya Rao is a member of the esteemed American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and European Rhinologic Society (ERS). With his 10+ years of extensive experience in the domain of ENT, he has a learning approach towards the field. Dr Chaitanya Rao is a true believer of the fact that a doctor needs to keep on updating or upskilling his knowledge round the clock in order to serve the patients with more competence. He advocates his belief by tutoring other ENT specialists through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation and so far has imparted knowledge to more than 3000 ENT surgeons.

Dr Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad but also is the Best Sinus Specialist in India. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.

What does FESS aided by a navigation system means?

FESS involves inserting a slender endoscope and tools through one’s nostrils to expand sinus passages by removing small bones and cartilages. To reach the origin of the problem and eliminate it, an ENT doctor removes layers of cartilages and tissues. These cartilages are near to vital anatomical structures such as optic nerves, anterior ethmoidal, carotid arteries and nasolacrimal ducts. Unexpected damages to these structures can cause major complications like CSF leaks, blindness, oculomotor deficits and perioperative hemorrhage.

FESS aided by a navigation system are reported to lessen intraoperative time, better the surgical outcome and reduce the workload. This system allows real time surgical navigation using preoperative computed tomographic images.

What are the complications related to FESS without the aid of a navigation system?

  • Orbital hematoma
  • Vision changes
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF leak)
  • Intracranial damage
  • Anosmia (loss of the sense of smell)
  • Hyposmia (decreased sense of smell)
  • Periorbital ecchymosis
  • Orbital emphysema
  • Epistaxis

To make FESS safer, ENT doctors use a three dimensional image guided navigation system (IGNS) that records one’s CT scan and monitors the position of the tools inside him/her.

How is FESS aided by a navigation system useful?

It can be used for procedures like:

  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Distorted sinus structure (due to development, postoperative or trauma)
  • Sino-nasal polyposis
  • Pathology involving the frontal, posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses
  • Diseases beside the skull base, orbit, optic nerve, or carotid artery
  • CSF rhinorrhea
  • Benign Sino-nasal neoplasms
  • Malignant Sino-nasal neoplasms

Why Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao

Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao has been actively engaged in serving his patients as the Managing Director at Dr Rao’s ENT Group of Hospitals. Amid his Post – Graduation days, Dr Chaitanya Rao was invited as a visiting physician to House Institute of Medical Sciences, Los Angeles; Rhinology and Anterior skull base unit, Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio and University of Michigan from where he acquired his knowledge. He is among the very few Indian ENT specialists who have undergone training in Advanced Sinus Surgery at IRCAD Taiwan. Besides this he is the humble recipient of the distinguished Vaidya Vibhushan Award 2019, awarded by Telangana State Government.

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The advantages can be listed as:

  • Increased safety
  • Simplifies complex operations
  • Helps in understanding complex anatomy
  • Less invasive
  • Highly efficient
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Reduced recovery time

The following conditions are treated by a functional endoscopic sinus surgery:

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis that lasts for three months or more
  • Nasal polyps
  • Damaged smelling sense
  • Tear duct blockage
  • Brain fluid’s leakage into the nose
  • Frequent infections
  • Sinus infections affecting eyes, face, brain or nose
  • Sinus cavity tumors of both benign and malignant types
  • Deviated septum
  • Four or more events of acute sinusitis a year
  • Enlarged nasal turbinates

To diagnose sinus, the following methods are adopted by an ENT specialist:

  • Reviewing medical history
  • Doing a physical examination
  • Having tests like nasal endoscopy and CT scan done

On the basis of this, the ENT specialist recommends a functional endoscopic surgery.

The complications related to functional endoscopic surgery are:

  • Losing sense of smell
  • Watery eyes
  • Extremely heavy bleeding
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
  • Difficulty in seeing

The risks associated with having a functional endoscopic surgery are:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bad eyesight
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Septoplasty risks

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