As an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Physician) board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO), Dr. Shuaib has successfully demonstrated to the ABO that he meets the rigorous high standards for training, knowledge, and professionalism required by this oversight body.
Having developed his surgical techniques under some of the nation’s most noted surgeons in the field of sinus surgery, Dr. Shuaib may be considered one of the areas most renowned surgeons of rhinology.
A conservative approach is taken with most patients, whereby medical as well as other conservative treatments are attempted first prior to operative intervention. However, if surgery is necessary, the treatment is targeted and directed to give patients the most relief, least side effects, and the best chance at curing the diseased sinuses.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a surgical procedure utilizing long, thin telescopic instruments designed to be minimally invasive but providing wide visualization on the paranasal sinuses. These instruments allow Dr. Shuaib to see the pathways inside the sinus cavity, which he can then enlarge in order to drain the pathways inside the nose. This creates an opportunity for him to remove the mucus, fungus, and pus associated with chronic sinusitis.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is an available option that Dr. Shuaib considers when evaluating the best course of action to treat sinusitis or nasal obstructions. If other medicinal therapy options have been previously unsuccessful, or if the nasal sinus cavity is impacted to the point that other procedures may be ineffective, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery may be the surgery prescribed.
Depending on the severity of the ailment, the procedure is performed either under general or local anesthesia. The types of anesthesia used is a decision that Dr. Shuaib will discuss with you prior to the procedure. Depending on the extent of surgery required, the procedure may take between one to two hours to complete.
As with all surgical procedures there are risks. Dr. Shuaib will discuss the risks with you before performing the procedure.
For more information about Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), sinusitis, allergies, risk associated with FESS, results, and the causes of sinusitis, make an appointment with Dr. Shuaib so that he can review your case and design a clear path towards helping you live your best life once again.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is expertly trained to treat all ailments related to your sinuses. He is considered one of the top sinus surgeons in Texas and provides on-site diagnosis and treatment for patients residing in the Rio Grande Valley. If you suffer from a sinus disease such as sinusitis, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shuaib by calling (956) 362-8125.