How to perform Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

A step by step video and listed steps to aid an otolaryngologist in performing routine FESS (sinus surgery)
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (71 ratings)
5,065 students
56min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

understand a practical technique for performing FESS
see more advanced FESS techniques building off the basics
approach turbinate reduction endoscopically in a mucosal sparing fashion
extend endoscopic techniques to structures adjacent to the nose and sinuses


  • 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


Steven Houser, MD
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 111 Reviews
  • 6,427 Students
  • 2 Courses

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

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