Minimally invasive surgery termed safe for alleviating pain and sinusitis pressureAccording to a research, minimally invasive surgery is a safe and effective therapy for alleviating the pain and pressure of sinusitis for geriatric patients who can’t be helped by medication alone.

Dr. Stilianos E. Kountakis, otolaryngologist, vice chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a principal author on the study published in the December issue of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, said the finding suggests that sinus problems must not be ignored in the elderly and there is a surgical technique that is not that invasive and offers good outcomes.

Dr. Kountakis and collaborators, led by Drs. J. Chris Colclasure and Charles W. Gross at the University of Virginia Health System found patients continue reporting improvement in symptoms over the year after surgery besides experiencing few minor complications and no major complications.

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