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What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

Safe surgery: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms.Risks are low but include: scarring, anesthetic complications, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, pain, voice changes, reduced smell,and nasal obstruction.Extremely rare complications in skilled hands include injury to the eye/brain injury, CSF spinal fluid leak, blindness, and death. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

Uncommon: If they were common, that surgery would not be performed. That said, the risks really depend on which sinuses are treated surgically and with which surgical technique. Overall, it has become a low risk surgery. Talk to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What complications can occur by blowing my nose after sinus surgery?

What complications can occur by blowing my nose after sinus surgery?

Be careful!: Blowing your nose within 10 days of sinus surgery can cause bleeding. There is also a remote chance of pushing air into your eye socket. Bleeding is the biggest risk. ...Read more

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What is sinus surgery for?

What is sinus surgery for?

Chronic sinus issues: Sinus surgery is done for a variety of reasons. The typical problems include chronic sinus infection, polyps, recurrent sinus infections and chronic facial pain. You can learn more about sinus surgery here: http://www.Rhinoplastyinseattle.Com/functional-rhinoplasty/sinus-surgery. ...Read more

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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

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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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What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

May vary greatly: There are many options for is us surgery taut may involve pre or intraoperative imaging mapping or imaging as well as a variety of approaches including the use of an endoscope. It is best to discuss he nature of your specific surgery of your surgery with your surgeon. In general, the goal of surgery is to provide adequate drainage. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery after sinus surgery?

How fast is recovery after  sinus surgery?

1 week: Depends who does your surgery and how it's done and how much work is required. For example with balloon sunuplasty, my patients are back at work the next day. My endoscopic sinus surgery patients are back at work in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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