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The Negative Impact Of Depression Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

RhinologyDepression has a vital role to play in patient satisfaction following endoscopic sinus surgery for sinus infections.

FESS is usually performed in patients who dont respond to conventional medical management and are symptomatic

leading to a drop in the quality of life, prolonged absenteeism from work etc.

The impact of depression of the degree of satisfaction of treatment following FESS has not been studied so far.

Causes of depression in a patient with chronic sinusitis could include: 1. Persistence of disease

2. Repeated visits to doctor

3. Prolonged absenteeism from work and its consequences

4. Stress due to monetary aspects of treatment

The study authored by Jamie R. Litvack, MD, MS; Jess C. Mace, MPH; Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH. has concluded

that depression has a vital role to play in the degree of patient satisfaction following FESS.

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