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Fairhope, AL
A 43-year-old female asked:

Doc says deviated septum surgery with removal of polyps/cysts and he wants to enlarge the opening to my sinuses- why enlarge the openings?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Bloom
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Better Drainage: Performing sinus surgery to open up the blocked sinuses, while fixing a deviated septum at the same time will allow the sinuses to more effectively drain and clear the mucus. A septoplasty and surgery to open and drain the sinuses will allow better airflow, reduce the sensation of nasal obstruction and help to decrease the frequency of sinus infections.
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Sinus surgery: If the sinus opening is larger then there is less likelihood of the polyps returning.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sinus surgery?: if you have recurrent sinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Last updated Nov 21, 2014


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