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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
3 doctors shared insights

Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Alen Cohen Dr. Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Mildly : There is mild discomfort during and after balloon sinuplasty no more than a tooth cleaning or cavity filling at a dentist office. Usually mile soreness in nose for 24 hours but back to normal in 48 hours and a lifetime of relief. Just make sure you see someone who does many of these weekly like myself and is a balloon sinup dilation expert. For more info visit www.socalsinus.com ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can I have septoplasty, turb reduct, sinus balloon surgery while I have a sinus infection? Wbc = 15. Abx not helping.

Can I have septoplasty, turb reduct, sinus balloon surgery while I have a sinus infection? Wbc = 15. Abx not helping.

Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty is indicated in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. Have you been treated for sinsusitis at all? Ask your surgeon if your diagnosis is chonric rhinosinusitis which is the only indication for balloon sinuplasty. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What is the difference between endoscopic sinus surgery and a balloon sinuplasty? (for chronic sinusitis)

What is the difference between endoscopic sinus surgery and a balloon sinuplasty?  (for chronic sinusitis)

Sinus Surgery: Balloon sinuplasty - minimally invasive technique, uses a small balloon inflated to widen blocked passages, generally has less bleeding and shorter recovery time. Endoscopic sinus surgery - uses a small camera to visually examined the sinuses. Tiny surgical instruments inserted to remove obstructive tissues, does not require any incision as the whole procedure is performed through the nostrils. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Is sinus surgery painful?

Is sinus surgery painful?

Depends: What type of procedure you are having and what type of anesthesia? ...Read more

Dr. Alen Cohen Dr. Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

Improvement: You should expect to breathe better with less nasal congestion, decreased sinus pressure/pain and decreased number of sinus infections. More info at www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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What is recovery from sinus surgery like?

What is recovery from sinus surgery like?

Sinus surgery: Recovery/ reduced swelling in one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. David Dang Dr. Dang
Radiology
10 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Which type of sinus surgery would you reccomend?

ENT consult: It's best to talk to an ENT doctor. It depends on the sinus problem/the cause of sinusitis; whether it's due to a mass or some anatomic issues. ...Read more

Dr. Vandana Kumra Dr. Kumra
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS is...: Using endoscopes and other instruments in the nose to enlarge narrowed sinus openings, generally with the surgical field magnified and visualized on a large screen. ...Read more

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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

Depends: If you are asking what it would cost to pay for the procedure in cash without insurance you have to factor in three fees. First the surgeon anywhere from 2, 000 to 30, 000 or more, then the facility 5, 000 to 50, 000 and anesthesia 1, 000 to 10, 000. New york city will be extremely expensive whereas south dakota would be much less. When paying cash make sure to shop around. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", i presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Alen Cohen Dr. Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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When is it safe to fly post sinus surgery?

2-3 weeks: I usually tell my patients to avoid flying for 3 weeks but if out of town patients i allow them to fly as early as 2 weeks after surgery. However i recommend they take sudafed 60mg one hour before taking off. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS: Hello, the term bilateral refers to the procedure being done on both sides of your sinuses. Using an endoscope, your surgeon will open your sinuses and remove diseased tissues and bone from the sinus cavities. You should feel well informed about this procedure before you sign consent. Know exactly what your doctor plans, risks, his/her results, expectations and alternative treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Facial numbness after sinus surgery, what is wrong?

Facial numbness after sinus surgery,  what is wrong?

Maybe transient : Not an unusual situation for small nerve branches to be numb for a brief time after facial procedures. Not uncommon to see involvement either above or below the eye, and other areas may be involved on occasion. This should all clear within 6-8 weeks postop, but contact your surgeon for further information. ...Read more

Dr. Farhad Sigari Dr. Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

Sinus Surgery: It is the term for the current method of sinus surgery. Functional refers to opening up the obstructed sinuses. Endoscopic means using a 4 mm endoscopic (that is usually attached to a camera), thus it can be done all through your nostril. And bilateral means both sides. If you still have questions about what your surgeon plans to do, you should make another appt before surgery to review. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohamad Chaaban Dr. Chaaban
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 years in practice
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Is discharge and foul smell after sinus surgery normal?

Is discharge and foul smell after sinus surgery normal?

How long since surge: How long after surgery? This generally points out to an infection. Check with your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Denis Winder Dr. Winder
Surgery - Plastics
54 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Crystal Twynham Dr. Twynham
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Is it normal to still have facial numbness after sinus surgery?

Is it normal to still have facial numbness after sinus surgery?

Depends: It would depend on what kind of sinus surgery you had (open cut in your gum line or "endosinus surgery" done with flexible telescopes. It also depends on the extent of your surgery and what you had done. In general, facial numbness is not normal, and you should see your surgeon soon about this. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Mohamad Chaaban Dr. Chaaban
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 years in practice
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Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Yes: The most painful part of the sinus surgery is actually the surgery to the septum Ask your doctor if you are going to have septoplasty (surgery to fix your deviated septum). If yes, then it could be very painful. Also, are you having balloon sinus surgery? if yes, this is less painful . ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more