Sinus Surgery to help you stop snoring in New Jersey.
What is Sinus Surgery?
Sinus surgery involves the precise removal of diseased sinus tissue with the improvement in the natural drainage channels by the creation of a pathway for infected material to drain from the sinus cavities. The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passage ways. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics you may be a candidate for surgery, you now have a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. Our physicians will help you answer any questions that you may have to help you better understand the sinus surgery procedure performed in our offices in Wayne or Ridgewood, NJ.
Are there any risks or side effects of sinus surgery?
The following risks and side effects of sinus surgery have been reported in the medical literature. This list is not meant to be inclusive of every possible risk or complication. Each patient is different and wil have different results. This information is for your educationla purposes only and to make you aware and make you more knowledgeable about sinus surgery.
- Chronic nasal drainage or excessive dryness or crusting of the nose.
- Damage to the eye and its associated structures (very rare).
- Permanent numbness of the upper teeth, palate, or face.
- Nasal obstruction due to failure to control infection or polyps.
- Prolonged pain, impaired healing.
- A sudden increase in the amount of bleeding from the nose.
- A fever greater than 101.5 degrees F which persists despite increasing the amount of fluid you drink.
- Increased swelling or redness of the nose or eyes.
- Drainage of a thin, clear fluid in large quantities from usually only one side of the nose.
How long is the recovery after sinus surgery and what can I expect?
After sinus surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room where our staff and nurse will monitor you. You will usually be able to go home the same day as the surgery once you have fully recovered from the anesthetic. This usually takes several hours. You will need a friend or family member to pick you up from the surgical facility to take you home. We recommend a friend or a family member to spend the first night after surgery with you. Many studies have demonstrated that the vast majority of patients who undergo a sinus surgery are very satisfied with their results. This recovery period of a sinus surgery can vary greatly depending on the extent of surgery, the use of nasal packing and the individual patient. Patients will often experience blood-tinged discharge during the first day or two after surgery. Discomfort and pain is generally managed with a medication prescribed by Dr. Kassir. All patients will experience some degree of congestion or nasal obstruction, and this will be significantly improved once any nasal packing or tissue has been removed removed. In addition, patients may notice postnasal drainage, headaches, and fatigue that is most noticeable the first few days after the surgery and gradually improves within weeks.
Take the first step towards a better night's sleep and a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner. Make an appointment at NJ Snoring & Sinus for a sinus surgery evaluation today.