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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ask your surgeon: We are always happy to answer questions about sinus disease and sinus surgery. This question has been hanging around for weeks and I suppose there has been no answer is because each surgeon has a different technique, different types of packing and should talk about serious risks such as blindness and injury to the brain. Although these risks are very rare, they can occur. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

Define Sinus Surgery: 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 around the sinus openings. ...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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Do you think I should be concerned that this is my second sinus surgery in 6 months?

Nope: But ask your ent. Often a second operation is required to address a complex issue. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate after sinus surgery?

Wouldn't recommend: After any kind of surgery, even sinus surgery, you want to avoid doing anything that will increase your blood pressure. This restriction is recommended until after you have seen your surgeon in follow-up. After your first follow up visit, your surgeon should let you know whether or not you can increase your activities. ...Read more

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Do I really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Do I really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open and widen the natural sinus openings with an endoscope and small instruments through the nostrils. Sinus surgery is 90-95% effective in providing symptom relief. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also sometimes indicated for obtaining biopsies. ...Read more

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What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

Pre-op sinus: Routine blood tests will be ordered. A history and physical will be done. Depending on your history, you may need an ekg and chest xray. ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, I usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Yes: Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to function normally and part of that is for them to become self-cleaning. The way they clean themselves is with cilia and this cilia is damaged by cigarette smoke. You significantly decrease success of surgery by smoking. ...Read more

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Oral numbness after sinus surgery. Will it get better? What do I need to do?

Oral numbness after sinus surgery. Will it get better? What do I need to do?

Numbness: It is not unusual to have some numbness of the upper teeth or the front part of the hard palate after nasal and sinus surgery. This is usually a temporary issue. It may last for a week or two, but could last longer. You should discuss it with your surgeon and see if there's any other reasons for this sensation that you have. ...Read more

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Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

History: Your medical history will be reviewed to determine are there any additional tests or consults required to safely proceed with anesthesia. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Variable: Usually a few weeks (2), for about 60% of swelling to go down, 6 weeks for about 80%, a year for 95%. ...Read more

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Next week im having sinus surgery to remove cyst what can I expect type of surgery.?

Next week im having sinus surgery to remove cyst what can I expect type of surgery.?

Surgeon: You should absolutely ask that of your surgeon. There are many techniques of sinus surgery resulting in different expectations. ...Read more

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I had intense pain down the entire front of my body after sinus surgery? What could have caused it? It gradually got better over 3 days.

I had intense pain down the entire front of my body after sinus surgery? What could have caused it? It gradually got better over 3 days.

Anethesia?: A muscle relaxant drug used for general anesthesia may give muscle aches after surgery (succinylcholine). Not sure what might only affect the front of the body...If it is getting better, it's probably not serious but I would mention it to your surgeon for sure. ...Read more

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I had sinus surgery thursday. At work I was exposed to cigarette smoke. It caused a lit of pain and made me sick. How long will this last?

I had sinus surgery thursday. At work I was exposed to cigarette smoke. It caused a lit of pain and made me sick. How long will this last?

Saline Rinse: Consider doing a saline sinse as directed by your surgeon. This will remove the irritants that can cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Why do people sometimes need repeat sinus surgery? How common is it? Having septoplasty/sinus clean-out. Want to have realistic expectations. Thanks!

Several: The sinuses are perfect dark places to have infections take place if the environment is disturbed and difficult for meds to get into. Surgery certainly alters the normal function of the sinus tissues. If you have severe problems then you will probably be better. If mild you will usually still have some complaints. It is not uncommon to need more work done in my patient experience. ...Read more

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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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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?

Depends on type: Recovery depends a lot on what you're having done and who is doing it. Typically in my patients overnight they have some sponge in their nose, that sponge comes out the next day and they feel "better". It can usually takes a few days after that until they are up and around and then a week until I have my patients at full activity including blowing their nose and exercising. ...Read more

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How quickly is recovery after a sinus surgery?

Several weeks: Most patients can return to any level of physical activity and nose blowing at7-10 days after surgery. It takes 4-6 weeks for the nasal lining to recover its ability to clean itself so congestion, mucous, and crusting are usually gone at this point. Pain meds for the first week. Temporary headaches for the first 2-3 weeks. For rhinoplasty most bruising and swelling gone 2-3 weeks. Tender 2 mo. ...Read more

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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. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Debridement (Definition)

Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and ...Read more