Doctor Bio : Dr. Sachin Wani has been born and brought up in Thane. He finished his MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College in 2000, MS Surgery from GMC, Miraj in 2006 and Diplomat in National Board (DNB) GI and HPB surgery (Superspeciality) in 2010 in Fortis Mulund Hospital. He has undergone training in laparoscopic GI Oncosurgery at Tata Memorial Hospital in 2009.
- MBBS – Rajiv Gandhi Medical College , 2001
- MS – General Surgery – Government Medical College, Miraj , 2006
- DNB – Gastroenterology – National Board of Examinations, New Delhi , 2010
Awards and recognitions : Awarded 2nd prize at Thane surgical society for presenting stapled Trans anal Rectal resection in Obstructed Defecation Syndrome.
Specialisation : Gastroenterologist
Years of experience : 17 years
Dr. Sachin Wani is a trusted Gastroenterologist in Tilak Road, Pune. He has helped numerous patients in his 17 years of experience as a Gastroenterologist. He has done MBBS, MS – General Surgery, DNB – Gastroenterology . You can meet Dr. Sachin Wani personally at Currae Specialty Hospital in Tilak Road, Pune. He has also done his training in Laparoscopic Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Laparoscopic liver resections at NHS Hospital, Southampton UK in 2012. He is currently working as a consultant GI, HPB specialist and Laparoscopic GI Oncosurgeon at Currae Speciality Hospital, Thane and Joy Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur. He specializes in Laparoscopic GI and HPB Surgery, Shunt surgery for Portal Hypertension, Laparoscopic GI Oncosurgery and Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic liver resection and liver transplantation he has a lot of national and international papers and publications to his credit including an international publication in the journal of laparoendoscopy and advanced surgical techniques on one of the largest number of laparoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy in the world. He also has authored a text chapter on obstructed defaecation syndrome in clinical GI Surgery textbook which serves as a learning tool for general and GI Surgeons across India and the world.
Currae Speciality Hospital Is A Unique Healthcare Destination, Delivering Personalized And Expert Surgical Care Resulting In Better Patient Outcomes In A Plush Ambience. The Hospital Is Specifically Designed To Offer You A Distinct Environment Of Comfort, Ease And Convenience Wherein The Staff Is Happy To Serve And Take Ownership Of Your Entire Treatment Process Including Support In Recovery At Home. Currae Specialty Hospital offers you the best in class treatment and administrations in a boutique vibe with all the applicable help administrations and top of the line tend to arranged treatment. We give patients a positive ordeal all through their trip at our hospital.
What is sinusitis?
A sinus is a hollow space in the body. There are many types of sinus, but sinusitis affects the paranasal sinuses, the spaces behind the face that lead to the nasal cavity.
The paranasal sinuses have the same mucous membrane lining as the nose.They produce a slimy secretion called mucus. This keeps the nasal passages moist and traps dirt particles and germs.
Symptoms vary, depending on the length and severity of the infection.
If the patient has two or more of the following symptoms and thick, green or yellow nasal discharge, they may be diagnosed with acute sinusitis.
facial pain and pressure
reduced sense of smell
The sinuses are hollow cavities within the skull, situated in the forehead, cheeks and between and behind the eyes. They are connected to the nose through small tunnels that are little wider than a pinhead. Nasal sinuses are located within the cheeks, around and behind the nose. It is believed that their main function is to warm, moisten and filter the air in the nasal cavity. They also play a role in our ability to vocalise certain sounds.
Blocked sinuses can be due to untreated allergy, colds or polyps (growths on the sinus linings) and often cause pain in the face. Blocked sinuses also create an environment that favours the overgrowth of bacteria, in a similar way that algae grows in stagnant water.
Colds and allergies are the main risk factors for developing sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses, commonly caused by bacterial infection following a viral infection such as the common cold. Other risk factors for developing sinusitis include untreated allergies, crooked nasal anatomy, smoking, nasal polyps and overuse of decongestant nasal sprays.
Sinusitis can be acute or chronic
There are two types of sinusitis:
Acute sinusitis – an infection lasting for up to 3 weeks, caused by bacterial infection in most cases, and usually occurring as a late (secondary) complication of a viral respiratory infection such as the common cold, or as a result of untreated allergies.
Chronic sinusitis – an infection lasting more than 3 weeks may also be caused by bacterial infection, but more often is a chronic inflammatory disorder similar to bronchial asthma. Chronic sinusitis can last for months or years if inadequately treated. Allergies, structural problems or immunological problems may lead to chronic sinus infections.
There are many symptoms and signs of sinusitis
The signs and symptoms of sinusitis vary depending on the level of severity of the inflammation and which sinuses are involved. Only a few or all of the following symptoms and signs may be present:
Thick, green or yellow coloured mucus from the nose or down the back of the throat
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Bad breath/bad taste in the mouth
Temperature or shivers (fever)
Facial congestion (a feeling of fullness) and pain
Sensation of pressure that is worse with leaning forward
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Post nasal drip
It is important to consult your doctor promptly if these signs or symptoms develop.
How is allergy a risk factor for developing sinusitis?
Allergy can cause chronic inflammation of the sinus and mucus linings. This inflammation prevents the usual clearance of bacteria from the sinus cavity, increasing the chances of developing secondary bacterial sinusitis. If you test positive for allergies, your doctor can advise on appropriate measures and/or prescribe medications to control them, thereby reducing the risk of developing a sinus infection.
Environmental irritants may increase symptoms
People with sinus problems and allergies should avoid environmental irritants such as tobacco, smoke and odours, which may increase symptoms.
Effective treatment depends on correct diagnosis
Even if there are symptoms, infection is not always present. To confirm diagnosis, your doctor will usually take a medical history, conduct a physical examination and if necessary, order appropriate tests. These tests may include allergy tests (skin prick tests or blood allergen specific IgE tests) and X-rays of the sinuses.
Sinusitis versus rhinitis
Although many symptoms are similar, it is important that sinusitis is not mistaken for rhinitis. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucus membrane of the nose, not the paranasal sinuses. It is often caused by allergies (allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever), increased sensitivity to irritants such as smoke, temperature changes or the overuse of decongestant nasal sprays. Poorly controlled rhinitis can, however, lead to sinusitis.
Early treatment can reduce the need for medications
Around half of all sinus infections will resolve without antibiotics. In people with frequent infections it is important to treat the underlying problems, such as allergy. It is also important to treat symptoms promptly, as soon as they are noticed, which will often prevent the need for antibiotics. Examples of treatments include:
Steam inhalations – use a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head. This will help to thin the mucus and make it easier to drain.
Salt water irrigation of the nose – use a commercial preparation (spray or douche), or a syringe or empty nasal spray container filled with saline (bought commercially or made with 1 litre of hot water, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda/sodium bicarbonate – allow to cool before using). Whichever preparation is used, it is important to tilt your head to the right for 10 seconds and then to the left for 10 seconds, and then pinch the nose and lean forward for 10 seconds. This will assist in nasal drainage
Antibiotics – if symptoms persist, appropriate antibiotics should be prescribed for an adequate duration (generally 10-14 days for acute sinusitis and 3-4 weeks for chronic sinusitis).
Surgery – in patients with persistent disease, despite adequate medical treatment, surgical removal of disease tissue, polyps and/or drainage of sinuses may be required.
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