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Saint Louis, MO
A 58-year-old female asked:

How serious is frontal drill out sinus surgery for total opacification?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Surgery is serious: All surgery is serious especially if general anesthesia is needed. But, sinus surgery is relatively common . Consult an ent, ears nose and throat specialist.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
All surg is serious: There's always general risks in all surgery involving general anesthesia but all care is taken monitor u during the procedure. The surgery u described is called antral windows that open the openings of the sinuses wider 2 allow them 2 drain much easier. It is a proven procedure over the years & i would not worry about it. Any fears talk 2 ur ENT surgeon. Bring a list of ? 4 him/her so u don't forg.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2017
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