In traditional sinus surgery, an opening is
made into the sinus. The opening may be made from inside the mouth or through
the skin of the face.
Most of these procedures require admission to a
Recovery from surgery may
Traditional sinus surgery may be done
Traditional surgery is an effective
method of treating chronic sinusitis or sinusitis that has caused
Serious risks include:
Endoscopic surgery has become the
standard type of surgery done for chronic sinusitis. But traditional surgery is
still the best choice in certain cases. The type of surgery you have will
depend on which sinuses are affected and how severely they are damaged.footnote 1 To learn more, see the topic Endoscopic Surgery for
Surgical treatment of sinusitis should be considered
only when more conservative approaches, such as home treatment and medications,
Complete the surgery information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you prepare for this surgery.
CitationsJoint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (2005). The diagnosis and management of sinusitis: A practice parameter update. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(6 Suppl): S13-S47.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of:
May 4, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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