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Sphenoid sinus surgery recovery

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Competent hands: Make sure he is a good neuro surgeon
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sphenoid sinusitis: Hello, the sphenoid sinus is often times referred to as the silent sinus. It sits in the most posterior part of the nasal cavity. It may cause poster... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not "rare": Unfortunately your description is not that uncommon. I would say that no one wants to perform surgery on any child; unless absolutely necessary. If ... Read More
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
It depends: Sphenoid sinus disease that causes symptoms such as headaches should be operated on if it does not respond to antibiotics. If there are no symptoms,... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
MRI Exam: Discuss the results of your MRI with the physician who ordered it. You'll get a more meaningful answer from them since they know your medical history ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Depends on type: Recovery depends a lot on what you're having done and who is doing it. Typically in my patients overnight they have some sponge in their nose, that sp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several weeks: Most patients can return to any level of physical activity and nose blowing at7-10 days after surgery. It takes 4-6 weeks for the nasal lining to re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
About 2 to 3 weeks: Endoscopic sinus surgery associated with a septoplasty takes about 2 to 3 weeks to heal. The healing process is dependent on the extent of the pathol... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Depends on technique: There are a variety of techniques used. GENEALLY the pain is similar to a bad bout of sinusitis to which you have likely become accustomed. This will ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Sinus surgery: Recovery/ reduced swelling in one to two weeks.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hello. Great questions and these should be reviewed with your operating surgeon. There are different ways to approach the frontal sinus. Typically no ... Read More
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