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What is Sialendoscopy? Is it painful? - Let's Discuss

In the ever-evolving landscape of medical advancements, Silendoscopy treatment stands as a beacon of hope and innovation. If you're seeking a minimally invasive solution to your medical concerns, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll delve into the world of Silendoscopy treatment, exploring its intricacies and unveiling the incredible benefits it offers.

What is Sialendoscopy?

Sialendoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where in a very small sized endoscope, of the size 0.75 mm is passed through the salivary ductal system to diagnose whether any pathologies like stone, debris or strictures stenosis. Secondly, these pathologies are addressed i.e. once the doctor comes to know about the duct calculi (stone), which is then removed with a basketing retrieval therapeutic sialendoscope and resolves dilation of stenosis and strictures with sialendoscope. Dr. Dhawal Shah’s adept skills in performing Sialendoscopy led him to the foundation of the First Private Set-Up for Sialendoscopy in Gujarat, at Dhawal Multispecialty Hospital, Vadodara.

Is Sialendoscopy Painful?

Diagnostic Sialendoscopy is done under local anesthesia, followed by desensitizing the ductal opening and with local anesthetic spray. The therapeutic sialendoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, however, in both of the cases it is non painful. Patients have reported positive feedback having no complaints and whatsoever. Dr. Dhawal Shah has received many testimonials (Visit our gallery page to see testimonials videos ) and Dhawal Multispecialty Hospital serves to be one of the best hospitals in Vadodara for diagnosis and treatment for ENT and Allergy related issues also! For that you will have to meet Dr. Arti Shah - consultant pulmonologist at DMH.

Conditions Treated with Silendoscopy

Silendoscopy can be utilized to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Respiratory issues

  • Urological conditions

  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems

How do I (a patient) prepare myself for Sialendoscopy?

First and foremost the patient is evaluated and diagnosed clinically by radio imaging followed by a sonography and a CT scan. From the clinical findings, Dr. Dhawal Shah understands and analyzes the reports which in turn helps him to diagnose where the stone or structure is, including its size and dimensions. The reports of clinical evaluation and diagnosis are critically important because they determine salivary duct calcul or stenosis. Following this, the doctor comes to know whether it is an acute case of sialadenitis that is an inflammation in the salivary gland. Sialadenitis has to be treated conservatively with the help of antibiotics & analgesics, following which once the patient is asymptomatic, he/she undergoes sialendoscopy. So first things first, Dr. Dhawal Shah will ask to get some reports, secondly after you get the reports, the doctor will study it, and then based on your reports he will determine the next steps because cases are not the same all the time! However, it's there’s nothing to worry about and stress as its rest assured by Dr. Dhawal because at Dhawal Multispecialty Hospital, Vadodara the doctor himself and his staff members are very welcoming and take care of the patient efficiently without facing much difficulty.

How Long does swelling last after a Sialendoscopy ?

First and foremost the patient is evaluated and clinically diagnosed by radio-imaging like USG & CT-Scan. The reports lead to potential diagnosis to determine salivary duct calculi or stenosis.

An acute phase of inflamed glands is treated conservatively and once the acute phase subsides the patient is proceeded for diagnostic sialendoscopy.

If it's a diagnostic sialendoscopy, then there is minimal swelling which is there in the floor of the mouth or in the parotid region. It can stay up to 2 to 3 hours, and after which the patient can have normal food.

Secondly, if there is swelling after the surgery - depends upon the extent of the surgery. If it is just the basketing of the stone, then the swelling may stay up to 2 to 3 hours. In such cases, the patient should take a liquid diet and soft meals, and in the following 2-3 days the swelling will subside. If it's a combined intraoral approach case, then swelling would stay for at least 5-6 hours but following a balanced diet, the patient may feel relief from swelling within a week's time.

Why Sialendoscopy at Dhawal Multispecialty?

First of all, Sialendoscopy is a very minimally invasive procedure in which an endoscope is passed to address the salivary gland and its and this sialendoscopy treatment is being done at Dhawal Multispecialty Hospital, Vadodara - the first private setup for Sialendoscopy in the whole of Gujarat. It's been 2 decades since Sialendoscopy is being performed in India. And as a fact Dhawal Multispecialty Hospital stands out to be the first private hospital for Sialendoscopy in the state of Gujarat since 2019. With Dr. Dhawal Shah’s immense knowledge of Sialendoscopy and to back it up - he has treated around 37 cases of salivary gland ductal pathologies in the last 3 years.

In conclusion, when it comes to Sialendoscopy treatment, Dhawal Hospital stands as a beacon of excellence. With our experienced medical team, cutting-edge technology, personalized care, and patient-centered approach, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible Sialendoscopy experience.

Your health is your most valuable asset, and at Dhawal Hospital, we take that responsibility seriously. Choose Dhawal Hospital for Sialendoscopy treatment and embark on your journey to better health with confidence and trust. Your well-being is our priority.

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