Short courses


Surgical Approach to Rhinosinusitis

  • 7 hours
  • 1 day


This practical, one-day course for ENT surgeons and trainees will teach you how to perform sinonasal surgery. It's suitable for all levels of expertise.

The focus will be on endoscopic sinus surgery and the surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. 

Access to the frontal sinus using endonasal drilling techniques will also be demonstrated, as well as balloon sinus dilatation techniques. 

You'll discuss medical rhinology and olfactory loss treatments in tutorials.

The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at ENT trainees and consultant surgeons working in the UK and internationally.

Course content

The courses will cover:

  • early intervention in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)
  • endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) techniques focusing on mucosa preservation and balloon sinus dilation
  • spheno-ethmoidal dissection including the surgical treatment of hyposmia and understanding the anatomy of the superior turbinate
  • frontal sinus dissection using image guidance

Teaching and structure 

The course is designed around practical dissection sessions, complemented by lectures and discussions.

For dissection, you'll use fresh frozen cadavers, which provide a life-like surgical experience.


    6 CPD points will be applied for from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

    Costs and concessions

    The standard fee is £450.

    A 10% discount is available for members of The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS).

    Course team

    Peter Andrews

    Peter Andrews

    Peter is Consultant Rhinologist, Anterior Skull Base and Facial plastic Reconstructive Surgeon at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).

    Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 16:00