How to perform Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- anatomy of the nose and sinuses
- have a comfort level with seeing some blood
This course should aid an ENT resident or attending to understand the steps involved in performing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). The course includes a video showing real surgery, and then the steps are spelled out for the learner. The basic techniques are then expanded to 1) more advanced FESS options, and 2) logical extensions of ESS (endoscopic sinus surgery) to structures adjacent to the nose and sinuses. The course is laid out from more basic to more complex. Video and narrated powerpoint slides/images are used to convey the information. Quiz questions at the end will emphasize some of the finer points of endoscopic sinus surgery. A learner should take this course if they wish to expand or strengthen their knowledge of sinus surgery.
Who this course is for:
- otolaryngology residents
- practicing otolaryngologists
- nursing and surgical technicians
- interested public
An otolaryngologist, specifically rhinologist/allergist in practice in Cleveland Ohio. Associate prof of otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine.
Schooling at U of Notre Dame, Ohio State College of Medicine; then Cleveland Clinic for residency and U Chicago for fellowship in rhinology/allergy.
Specialized in nasal surgery - FESS, septal perforation repair, improvement of Empty Nose Syndrome, sleep apnea surgery