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What is the purpose of sinusitis surgery?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Restoration: 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.
Dr. David Lee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Treat/cure sinusitis: 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.

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