Sinus Surgery

Sinus Surgery

Understanding Sinus Surgery

Chronic and severe sinusitis can interfere with your daily life, affecting your ability to breathe and causing constant discomfort. While medications and other treatments are often effective, some cases require a more direct approach to provide relief. That’s where sinus surgery comes into play. At the ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we prioritize your well-being and ensure procedures are as minimally invasive as possible.

When is Sinus Surgery Needed?

Sinusitis results from inflammation in the sinus cavity, leading to blockages and mucus buildup. When sinusitis becomes chronic or severe, it’s vital to consider more direct interventions. Sinus surgery becomes essential when:

  • Sinusitis is resistant to traditional treatments
  • There’s a presence of multiple blockages or polyps
  • Major cleaning of the frontal, maxillary, and sphenoid sinuses is required

Benefits of Undergoing Sinus Surgery

While the primary goal of sinus surgery is to clear blockages and alleviate discomfort, it offers several other benefits:

  • Tumor Removal: Addressing and eliminating any non-cancerous growths.
  • Deviated Septum Correction: Straightening the nasal septum for improved airflow.
  • Elimination of Nasal Polyps: Particularly beneficial for individuals with asthma, this ensures unobstructed breathing.
  • Addressing Allergic Rhinitis: Reducing inflammation and swelling associated with allergies.

Potential Risks of Sinus Surgery

While sinus surgery is generally safe, it’s essential to be informed about potential complications. The most commonly observed complication is spinal fluid drainage, affecting a small percentage of patients. More serious risks, like potential damage to the optical nerve leading to blindness, are extremely rare. At ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we prioritize your safety, ensuring all precautions are in place.

Recovery and Post-Operative Care

Recovery from sinus surgery is typically swift. Patients might experience initial dizziness or drowsiness due to anesthesia, but these effects subside in a few hours. After the surgery:

  • A gauze dressing is placed outside the nose, requiring regular changes.
  • Nasal packing is inserted, to be kept in place for approximately 72 hours.
  • It’s common to breathe through the mouth temporarily while the packing remains.

Throughout the recovery, our team is available for any queries or concerns to ensure a smooth healing process.

Get Expert Advice from Dr. Samadi

If you’re contemplating sinus surgery or need more information on sinus-related issues, we invite you to contact the ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center. Dr. Samadi and our dedicated team are here to provide expert guidance tailored to your individual needs.