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What is the purpose of sinusitis surgery?

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Dr. Patrick Melder answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

The purpose of surgery in sinusitis is 1) remove infection if present 2) allow for air to circulate in the cavity 3) remove any anatomic blockage that is promoting infection.

Answered Oct 8, 2011

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Dr. David Lee answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

There are multiple purposes for sinus surgery, including but not limited to curing a physical (anatomic) blockage causing sinusitis, widening the opening of the sinuses so minor swelling does not shut off the opening, providing better access for medications sprayed/misted/squirted into the nose.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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