What Is Sinus Surgery?

Chronic sinusitis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. For many, it is a recurring problem that can be controlled with medication. However, for some patients, medical therapy fails to provide long-term relief. When this happens, sinus surgery in League City may be the best option. 

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Why Have Sinus Surgery?

Surgery for chronic sinusitis involves correcting anatomical abnormalities that are contributing to the problem. This can include removing blockages in the sinuses, correcting a deviated septum, and removing polyps. In most cases, surgery is safe and highly effective, providing patients with sustained relief from their symptoms. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but most people can expect to return to their normal activities within a few weeks. For those who have suffered from chronic sinusitis for years, surgery can offer a new lease on life.

Why Choose Texas ENTS for Your Sinus Surgery?

When it comes to sinus surgery, you want the best possible care from experienced, skilled surgeons. That's why you should choose Texas ENT Specialists (TENTS). Our providers are board-certified and have completed fellowships in ENT care, so you can be confident that you're in good hands. Additionally, we stay up to date on the latest ENT techniques and treatments, using only the latest state-of-the-art equipment at our 15 convenient locations across Texas. Whether you need sinus surgery or any other type of ENT care, you can trust that we will provide you with the best. 

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Conditions That Can Be Treated With Sinus Surgery

There are a variety of sinus conditions that can be addressed through sinus surgery. These may include: 

  • Chronic sinus infections, nasal polyps, and fungal-related sinusitis can all be treated with surgical intervention. 
  • Mucocele/blocked sinus cavities can also be cleared surgically, which can improve both postnasal drainage and nasal congestion. 
  • In addition, surgical correction of a deviated septum can relieve nasal obstruction and restore a patient's sense of smell. 

While sinus surgery is not appropriate for every patient, it can provide significant relief for those suffering from chronic or recurring sinus problems.

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What To Expect During Your Sinus Surgery

If surgery is determined to be the best option, it's typically performed under general anesthesia and takes 1-3 hours depending on the complexity of your issue. Once the surgery is complete, the packing will be placed in your nose to help facilitate healing. This packing is lightweight and made of materials that dissolve on their own, so you won't have to worry about removing it yourself. Over time, you can expect improved breathing and resolution of any chronic pain or pressure you may have been experiencing. Sinus surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many people, and we're here to help you every step of the way.

Before Your Procedure

If you're considering sinus surgery, your first step will be to consult with one of our experienced providers. They will be able to evaluate your case and determine if the procedure is right for you. During your thorough examination, the surgeon will take a close look at your sinuses using an endoscope. This high-definition video camera provides an up-close view of your sinuses, which will help your surgeon determine the best course of action.

Is There a Long Recovery From Sinus Surgery?

After the surgery, you will be able to recover at home. Although you may be asked to avoid strenuous activity for one week after your surgery, The recovery process is generally very short. Swelling and bruising are mild if present at all. You may be asked to use a nasal spray or rinse as part of the recovery process.

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