What Is Sinus Surgery?

We perform sinus surgery in The Woodlands to relieve symptoms of sinusitis that do not respond to medical therapy. It is also sometimes performed to remove nasal polyps or correct a blockage in the sinuses. Sinus surgery can help to bring relief when other methods of treatment have failed.

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How Is Sinus Surgery Performed?

The most common type of sinus surgery is called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This procedure uses small, specialized instruments to remove tissue from the sinuses and widen the openings to the sinuses. FESS is often performed using a camera, which is inserted through the nose. This allows the surgeon to see inside the sinuses and avoid damaging surrounding structures. Sinus surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that you can go home the same day. 

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When dealing with sinus surgery, you want to make sure you're in experienced hands. Texas ENT Specialists (TENTS) is one of Houston's top-rated providers of ENT care. You'll receive personalized treatment from our top-rated network of providers. All our offices are staffed with providers who are leaders in their respective fields, fellowship-trained, and independently board-certified. Plus, we use the latest technology in ENT care and state-of-the-art equipment. When it comes to follow-up care, we strive to provide continuity of care—not just a short-term fix. If you are considering sinus surgery, entrust it to the best—Texas ENT Specialists.

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Guidelines To Follow Before Your Sinus Surgery

Before you are scheduled to have sinus surgery, your surgeon will examine you beforehand to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will be given specific instructions, such as avoiding decongestant sprays in the weeks leading up to surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications during or after the surgery.

Similarly, you will also need to avoid blood thinners like aspirin for a period of weeks before the surgery. Following these guidelines closely can make a big difference in the success of your surgery.

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How Long Is the Recovery From Sinus Surgery?

Recovery from sinus surgery can take several weeks. During this time, it is important to avoid activities that might put pressure on your nose or cause your nostrils to flare open wide. These activities include blowing your nose, sneezing, and bending over. You should also avoid exposing yourself to cold temperatures or airborne irritants such as dust or smoke. These can irritate your nasal passages and slow down your healing.

How long before I start to feel improvement in my sinus symptoms?

Most will start to feel relief from their symptoms within the first week after their surgery. Additional improvements will occur over the next 6 weeks.

What can sinus surgery treat?

While sinus surgery is often considered a last resort for chronic sinusitis, several conditions can be effectively treated with this type of procedure. One of the most common reasons for sinus surgery is chronic sinus infections. Sinus surgery can also be used to remove polyps, which are small growths that can block the airway and lead to infection. In some cases, sinus surgery may also be recommended for people who have had previous sinus surgery but continue to experience sinus infections.

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