Sinus surgery is typically performed to improve breathing by correcting blockages in the nasal passages. Sinus surgery may be recommended for people who have chronic sinus infections or inflammation that has not improved with medications. It may also be an option for people who have a structural defect, such as a deviated septum, which is causing recurrent sinus problems.
What Is the Goal of Sinus Surgery?
The goal of sinus surgery is to improve nasal function and relieve symptoms. Surgery involves opening the sinuses to allow drainage and improve airflow. In some cases, bone or tissue may need to be removed to achieve this goal. We perform sinus surgery in Katy, TX, and it's typically performed under local or general anesthesia, usually taking about an hour to complete.
Why Choose TENTS for Your Sinus Surgery?
When it comes to sinus surgery, you want the best care possible. That's why you should choose Texas ENTS. We were founded in 1997 with the goal of providing expert care for the full spectrum of ENT issues. We have over 15 locations, each staffed with board-certified ENT specialists and surgeons who provide the highest level of care. We offer a variety of surgical options, including minimally invasive procedures, so you can be sure you're getting the treatment that's right for you. We also work with leading researchers to bring you the latest advances in sinus surgery.
What Separates TENTS From the Rest?
Whether you're coming in for a routine checkup or sinus surgery, we'll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We understand that ENT issues can be complex and debilitating, and we're dedicated to helping you find relief. ENT surgery can be a daunting prospect, but our experienced surgeons will ensure that you're as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. We want you to feel confident in your decision to entrust your care to us, and we'll do everything we can to exceed your expectations.
What Should I Expect?
Most people who have sinus surgery recover quickly and only experience mild discomfort. To help ensure a speedy recovery, it is important to:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Keep your head in an elevated position while you sleep
- It is normal for your nose to feel stuffy or filled after the procedure
- You can take painkillers to manage any mild pain you may feel
How long will sinus surgery take?
The surgery itself is relatively quick, taking 1-3 hours and most patients can go home the same day. However, full recovery from the surgery can take several weeks.
When is sinus surgery necessary?
One of the most common questions people ask about sinus surgery is why it might be necessary. Sinus surgery is often recommended for people who have chronic sinus infections or inflammation that doesn't respond well to other treatments. In some cases, surgery may also be recommended to relieve pressure on the nerves in the sinuses or to correct a structural problem that's causing difficulty breathing. Whether or not sinus surgery is right for you should be determined by one of our board-certified ENT specialists.
What restrictions will I have after surgery?
After the surgery, it is important to take care of yourself so that you can heal properly. For the first four weeks, you should avoid exposure to excessive dust or anything that could irritate your nose. You should also avoid strenuous activities, such as running or lifting weights. For the first week after surgery, you should also avoid flying, as the changes in cabin pressure can cause discomfort. By following these restrictions, you can help ensure a successful recovery from sinus surgery.