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The Patient's Guide to Sinus Surgery

Last updated 3 years ago

If you’re living with chronic sinusitis, you’re not alone. It impacts millions of Americans annually and is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. Doctors usually treat sinusitis with medications, but for some patients, that is not enough. To get real relief, these patients need sinus surgery. At Brandon Regional Hospital, a Hillsborough County hospital, we offer a variety of sinus surgery techniques in our Sinus Center. Here is what you need to know.

What Is Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is performed to remove tissue within the sinus cavities. Removing the tissue clears a pathway that promotes proper drainage from the sinus cavities. This drainage allows the infection to clear and helps stop sinusitis from reoccurring. There are a few different techniques that doctors can choose to perform sinus surgery. At our hospital, we offer endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and image-guided surgery. Your doctor can help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Sinus Surgery?

You may be a good candidate for sinus surgery if you suffer from chronic sinus infections, and medication doesn’t provide relief. Before recommending sinus surgery, your doctor will consider your symptoms and your overall health. Sinus surgery is well tolerated by most patients.

What Is the Recovery Like?

Sinus surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and recovery generally takes about three to five days. It is absolutely essential that you follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. You will be asked to use a nasal irrigation spray several times a day after the surgical packing has been removed. Follow your personalized instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. When sinus surgeries fail, it is usually because of poor post-operative care and follow-up.

Schedule a consultation with the Sinus Center at Brandon Regional Hospital to learn how we can help you finally get relief for your sinusitis. Our hospital is also home to an emergency room, NICU, stroke center, and much more. Learn about all of our hospital services by calling us at (888) 327-2636. 

 

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