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Doctor insights on: Sinus Surgery With Deviated Septum

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 are some things I should know after having deviated septum and sinus surgery?

What are some things I should know after having deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Irrigate/followup: Deviated septum and sinus surgery have come a long way over the past decade. Now most patients don't need packing and don't get bruised or swollen on the outside. But it important to follow instructions and not strain or do strenuous activities for a few weeks after surgery. Irrigate with saline regularly and keep your followup appointments so your surgeon can make sure you heal properly. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that I am not able to smell after deviated septum and sinus surgery?

Time Heals Most: It is not unusual for your symptoms of nasal obstruction and inability to smell to get worse before they get better after surgery. This is often due to intranasal swelling & improves with time. That being said, some people have impaired smell before surgery and don't realize it. On the other hand, damage to your smell nerves during surgery & persistent sinusitis are known risks. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Hopefully permanent: The goal of the sinus surgery would be to cut down significantly on the number of sinus infections you get. It's not a guarantee but it should definitely help. ...Read more

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How does a deviated septum affect the sinus enough to justify surgery?

How does a deviated septum affect the sinus enough to justify surgery?

Good question: Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose. As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

How long should I wait to fly after having deviated septum surgery? Never had sinus only deviated septum

Flying after surgery: That decision should be left up to your surgeon as your surgeon will be the one taking care of you if any problems develop from traveling. Aircraft are pressurized to the equivalent of being at 8000 feet. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty, turbinate and sinus surgery .. Its swelling n nose shape seem changed ..Had stiches and septum bone was replced with other .Worried?

Had septoplasty, turbinate and sinus surgery .. Its swelling n nose shape seem changed ..Had stiches and septum bone was replced with other .Worried?

Nasal surgery: Hello, after nasal surgery, it is common to see swelling. Depending on the exact procedure, extent of resection, intraoperative findings and extent of closure, the post op expectations will vary. It's best to check with your surgeon for advise, instructions and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A deviated nasal septum is a clinical finding in which the middle hard part of the nose is not centrally located but instead has shifted to one side of the face, typically ...Read more