ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY

WHY IS THE ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY PERFORMED?

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Fungal sinusitis

  • Nasal polyps

  • Sinus polyps

  • Severely narrowed sinus openings that frequently obstruct

HOW IS ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY PERFORMED?

  • In the operating room under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation

  • Usually done as an outpatient procedure

  • Pre-op labs may be required

  • Chest x-ray and EKG are required if patient is over the age of 50 and heart or lung problems exist

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

  • Pain lasting a week or more

  • Nasal congestion

  • Minor bleeding

  • Nasal crusting

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE SURGERY?

  • Take antibiotics and pain medications given by the doctor

  • Slowly advance diet as tolerated

  • Drink cool liquids (water, milk, low acid juices, ice cream, Jell-O) during the first day

  • Call the doctor if unable to drink liquids

  • Go to the emergency room immediately if clots of blood occur

  • Return for follow-up in 14 days

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