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What does an ear nose throat doctor do on your first appointment for potential sinus problems?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the problem. I start out by getting an extensive history (often people come in with sinus complaints but there issue is not sinusitis).
After the physical exam i might perform a scope (to visualize the nasal passages). If we are thinking about surgery or concerned for chronic sinusitis i will order a ct scan.

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the problem. I start out by getting an extensive history (often people come in with sinus complaints but there issue is not sinusitis).
After the physical exam i might perform a scope (to visualize the nasal passages). If we are thinking about surgery or concerned for chronic sinusitis i will order a ct scan.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several things

They will tak a good history and then do an appropriate examination on all the ENT related areas of your body and according to your symptoms.
A procedure may be necessary. Discuss this with the ENT doctor thoroughly before you have it done. Ask questions! they expect them. Ask them to show you a diagram or draw a picture for you to better understand.

In brief: Several things

They will tak a good history and then do an appropriate examination on all the ENT related areas of your body and according to your symptoms.
A procedure may be necessary. Discuss this with the ENT doctor thoroughly before you have it done. Ask questions! they expect them. Ask them to show you a diagram or draw a picture for you to better understand.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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