Surgery should be considered only after all medical treatment has failed or there is a nasal obstruction that cannot be corrected with medications. Your doctor will discuss with you the surgery best suited for you and your need. Certain types of sinus disease can best be treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). With an endoscope, the surgeon can look directly into the nose, while at the same time removing diseased tissue and polyps and clearing the narrow channels between the sinuses.
Have realistic expectations for results, recovery and post-operative care before going into surgery. Good results require not only good surgical techniques, but a cooperative effort between the patient and physician throughout the healing process.