Your physician may order a nasal endoscopy if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:
The procedure will be ordered to show details that cannot be obtained by direct visualization, such as bleeding and swelling of the nasal tissues. It may also be used to closely examine a growth that is suspected to be cancer. In addition, nasal endoscopy can be used to remove a foreign object from the nose or to evaluate how treatments for sinus and nasal problems are progressing.
The nasal endoscopy procedure will be performed in your doctor’s office. While you sit upright in an exam chair, your doctor will numb the area with local anesthesia and insert the endoscope into your nose, guiding it through the nasal cavity and sinuses. The endoscope is a thin, lighted tube that is attached to a camera and allows for a magnified view of the area.
The procedure may be mildly uncomfortable, but it will not be painful. Your doctor may repeat the process a few times on each side of the nose to ensure that a detailed picture of your condition has been obtained. In some cases, a tissue sample may also be removed and sent to a lab for evaluation of the cells.
After a nasal endoscopy, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine immediately without any restrictions. In most cases, the information obtained from the procedure will allow your doctor to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms and begin planning for your treatment. However, some patients will also require additional tests, such as a CT scan, to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.
Nasal endoscopy is extremely safe and associated with very few risks. On the rare occasion that complications occur, patients may experience a nosebleed, fainting or an adverse reaction to the anesthesia.
Once your child has been diagnosed with permanent hearing loss, treatment can begin. Contact SFENTA today for the OAE diagnostic procedure and get the help you need for your child’s hearing challenges.
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Across our network, SFENTA is implementing safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our patients, employees, and visitors. These preventive measures include:
As a current patient, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (i.e., cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat), please call your care center location and ask to speak to a staff member who can guide you with more information and treatment suggestions.
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Please note that the overall immediate health risk from the coronavirus is still considered low. People in areas where ongoing community spread of the virus has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low, risk of exposure.
However, healthcare workers caring for patients with the COVID-19 and others in close contact with infected persons are at a greater risk of exposure. Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are also at elevated risk of exposure.
The CDC believes the virus may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.
Together, South Florida ENT Associates will continue monitoring and preparing to meet the current challenge in order to ensure our staff and patients receive the same quality of care they deserve. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees
The CDC believes the virus symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.
For more information, visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Official Information on COVID-19