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Doctor insights on: Sinus Surgery Post Op

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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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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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) can i know if this operation is risk or no ? And what happen if i do not make it ?

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)        can i know if this operation is risk or no ?     And what happen if i do not make it ?

Know the risks: There are 2 major risks to endoscopic sinus surgery. Injury to the orbit and injury to the base of the skull (brain). If you are very symptomatic and CAT scan demonstrates significant sinus inflammation and your quality of life is poor and medical therapy has failed consistently, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus surgery for sinusitis under ga and having a maxillary sinus cyst taken out same time how will I feel after the op?

I'm having sinus surgery for sinusitis under ga and having a maxillary sinus cyst taken out same time how will I feel after the op?

Some pain: I felt like I'd been punched in the face after I had the surgery. Easily controlled with ice pack and pain med. Recovery is swift. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery on the 11/2/15 and had a maxillary cyst removed,5 days post op constant right sided headache and earache what could it be??

Had sinus surgery on the 11/2/15 and had a maxillary cyst removed,5 days post op constant right sided headache and earache what could it be??

Call surgeon: Something is not quite right here and you really need to contact the surgeon ASAP to check out your condition ASAP. ...Read more

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5 days post op sinus surgery, right pupil dilated with blurred vision, ct scan show a little infection, lot of pain. What could this be ? I am worried

5 days post op sinus surgery, right pupil dilated with blurred vision, ct scan show a little infection, lot of pain. What could this be ? I am worried

Go to doctor: Hi RaineyW, go to your doctor or ED now. You should not have pupillary changes or vision changes after a surgery like this. There is concern for infection, inflammation, and nerve damage. Go and good luck. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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