How to perform Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
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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)
4.6 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,907 students enrolled
Created by Steven Houser, MD
Last updated 3/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • anatomy of the nose and sinuses
  • have a comfort level with seeing some blood
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • otolaryngology residents
  • practicing otolaryngologists
  • nursing and surgical technicians
  • interested public
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to course
1 Lecture 00:26

just some routine information about navigating Udemy, and several disclaimers as well

Udemy overview
00:26
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FESS video lecture
1 Lecture 08:52

A video depicting routine left sinus surgery

FESS video
08:52
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Step by Step FESS
1 Lecture 11:55

A narrated slide show explaining the steps of routine FESS from maxillary, to anterior ethmoid, to posterior ethmoid, to sphenoid sinus.

Steps in FESS
11:55
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Individualized FESS techniques
1 Lecture 10:36

Beyond the basic FESS techniques, to address certain anatomical needs

Individualized FESS techniques
10:36
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Turbinate reduction
3 Lectures 09:23

turbinates can be reduced while using an endoscope for visualization. The middle turbinate is often addressed for a concha bullosa, while the inferior turbinate can be addressed for obstructive symptoms.

Turbinate reduction with endoscopic assistance
02:46

This video depicts an endoscopic approach to reduce the left inferior turbinate submucosally via a microdebrider blade specially designed for this technique.

microdebrider turbinate video
03:56

This video depicts the process of using an Elman radiofrequency unit to perform submucosal reduction to the left inferior turbinate, and then outfracture the turbinate to address the bone.

left IT radiofrequency reduction and outfracture
02:41
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Extensions of FESS
1 Lecture 15:23

Endoscopic sinus surgery techniques can be extended to adjacent stuctures within the head

Extensions of FESS
15:23
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FESS resources
1 Lecture 00:28
FESS resources
00:28

FESS Quiz
7 questions
About the Instructor
Steven Houser, MD
4.4 Average rating
46 Reviews
3,215 Students
2 Courses
rhinologist/allergist

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