Sinus Surgery - Are you a candidate?
Many people with sinus conditions respond well to medical treatment including antibiotics or other medications, allergy treatment or environmental changes such as smoking cessation. If you do not respond to medical treatment, you may be a candidate for a sinus surgical procedure.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Sinus Disease - Symptoms
Sinus disease symptoms may include:
What to Expect
Our physicians will do a thorough examination in our office that many times will include a CT scan of the sinuses to accurately assess the specific areas involved. CT scanning can be done in our central location allowing a review of the results on the same or next day.
If surgery is indicated, your procedure will be scheduled on a date convenient for you. In most cases, the surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis, but hospital admission is sometimes necessary.
You can expect your first office follow-up visit within one or two weeks following the procedure and a second follow-up within six weeks.
Types of Sinus Surgery
After the Procedure
You may experience some bloody post-nasal discharge over the two months following surgery. This is a normal occurrence and should improve slowly over time. It is important to NOT blow your nose during the five-day period following your procedure.
Other post-op risks include: