Nasal Endoscopy

What is Nasal Endoscopy?

Nasal endoscopy is a diagnostic examination that is conducted by sinus specialty otolaryngologists to view the inside of the nasal cavity and associated region in order to properly assess problems involving the nose, sinuses, throat, vocal cords, and the surrounding structures. Nasal Endoscopy is extremely useful in diagnosing problems such as sinus infections, nasal polyps, deviated septum and other problems associated with the nasal region.

What types of instruments are used during nasal endoscopy?

The nasal endoscope is a an instrument that can be either rigid or flexible, it is very small in diameter and is equipped with both a miniature light source and a miniature camera that is attached to a video monitor so that the physician can get a detailed look inside of the structures of the nose.

What can be expected during the procedure?

Before the examination the patient’s nasal areas are sprayed with a topical anesthetic to numb the nasal passages. Then the endoscope is inserted into the nose and manipulated into the areas that the physician needs to examine. The procedure is painless and the feeling is more awkward than uncomfortable. The patient can return to their day-to-day routines immediately after the procedure has been completed.

Who is qualified to perform nasal endoscopy?

A specialized professional, preferably an otolaryngologist with extensive sinus experience, is necessary to perform nasal endoscopy. The sinus-specialty otolaryngologists of The Sinus Institute at CEI have over 35 years years of experience treating sinusitis in all of its forms using both medical treatments and cutting edge surgery options. Click here to make an appointment.