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How long does endoscopic sinus surgery take. How long does it take to heal. ?

How long does endoscopic sinus surgery take. How long does it take to heal. ?

FESS: Endoscopic sinus surgery is of variable duration. The actual time of the surgery depends on the surgeon and on how many sinuses are operated on and if any adjunct procedures are performed. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Had endoscopic sinus surgery. How long do I have to wait before I start exercising?

Had endoscopic sinus surgery. How long do I have to wait before I start exercising?

Depends: Sometimes we use a general time from of two weeks, but it depends on your specific procedure. ...Read more

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I had endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. How long will headaches last after the surgery?

I had endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. How long will headaches last after the surgery?

Less than 2 weeks: Headaches can occur following sinus surgery but usually they should be gone within a short amount of time. If yours are persisting you need to let your surgeon know and if despite whatever he or she does, they continue, a second opinion is always a good idea. ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

I have recurrent headaches after endoscopic sinus surgery. What should I do?

Tell your surgeon: If you haven't already, you need to discuss this with your surgeon. Headaches can occur following any operation including endoscopic sinus surgery. There are certain things about sinus surgery which can lead to obstruction and headaches or persistent infection. If you have discussed this with your doctor and you're not getting anywhere seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

Foul smell from nose 2 weeks after endoscopic sinus surgery. Is this normal?

No: See your surgeon, you may have an infection. You are more prone to an infection in the first few weeks after surgery as things are healing. ...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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Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Definition)

Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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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