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My 3 yr old son has chronic sinusitis after seeing the crt, ENT doctor has recommended laser sinus surgery i see mixed opinions, please advise?

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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not recommended

I don't recommend laser sinus surgery for anyone.
Significant risk of scar tissue and problems with lasers in the nose. Balloon sinuplasty is recommended in kids with chronic sinusitis with or without endoscopic sinus surgery.

In brief: Not recommended

I don't recommend laser sinus surgery for anyone.
Significant risk of scar tissue and problems with lasers in the nose. Balloon sinuplasty is recommended in kids with chronic sinusitis with or without endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr. Alen Cohen
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
I would definitely get several opinions before have surgery in a child this young especially. Get at least a 2nd or even 3rd opinion, and see an allergist also.
Dr. Dale Tylor
I completely agree with Dr. Cohen. As a Pediatric ENT I have never heard of this being suggested for any child with sinus issues. Seek another opinion.

In brief: Wait!

There are four different types of sinuses: •ethmoid sinuses & maxillary sinuses are present at birth; the frontal sinuses develop at 7 yrs old and sphenoid during adolescent.
Bottom line for a 3 year old: if you have had severe repeated infections and multiple courses of antibiotics/hospitalizations-laser may be considered. If not...Wait and manage with non surgical therapy-benign neglect!

In brief: Wait!

There are four different types of sinuses: •ethmoid sinuses & maxillary sinuses are present at birth; the frontal sinuses develop at 7 yrs old and sphenoid during adolescent.
Bottom line for a 3 year old: if you have had severe repeated infections and multiple courses of antibiotics/hospitalizations-laser may be considered. If not...Wait and manage with non surgical therapy-benign neglect!
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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