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What is the purpose of sinusitis surgery?

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Dr. David Lee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Treat/cure sinusitis

There are multiple purposes for sinus surgery, including but not limited to curing a physical (anatomic) blockage causing sinusitis, widening the opening of the sinuses so minor swelling does not shut off the opening, providing better access for medications sprayed/misted/squirted into the nose.

In brief: Treat/cure sinusitis

There are multiple purposes for sinus surgery, including but not limited to curing a physical (anatomic) blockage causing sinusitis, widening the opening of the sinuses so minor swelling does not shut off the opening, providing better access for medications sprayed/misted/squirted into the nose.
Dr. David Lee
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Restoration

The purpose of surgery in sinusitis is 1) remove infection if present 2) allow for air to circulate in the cavity 3) remove any anatomic blockage that is promoting infection.

In brief: Restoration

The purpose of surgery in sinusitis is 1) remove infection if present 2) allow for air to circulate in the cavity 3) remove any anatomic blockage that is promoting infection.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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