How Does Sinus Surgery Work?

When sinus blockages occur, this can lead to a buildup of mucus and pressure, causing pain and difficulty breathing. We provide sinus surgery in Hollywood to open the blocked passageways and help relieve these symptom. It is a common surgery that can provide significant relief for people who suffer from chronic sinus problems. 

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Why Choose SFENTA for Your ENT Care?

For over 30 years, SFENTA has been the keystone of ENT care in southern Florida. Our patients know that they can rely on our highly experienced providers including over 50 physicians and 40 allied professionals. Our team is highly trained in every aspect of ENT care, and we have 30 convenient locations across southern Florida. Whether you're dealing with allergies or a more serious condition that requires complex surgery, we will work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible care. 

About SFENTA

Our office provides each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

We provide genuine one-on-one care between you and your providers, ensuring you feel seen and that your concerns are heard.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to help you find long-lasting relief from the symptoms that are impacting your life.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

Our provider network is designed to foster internal collaboration between doctors, which leads to unique perspectives and ultimately better patient outcomes.

The Security of a Community Staple

With over 30 locations across the area, we’ve made finding quality care more straightforward and more accessible.

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Why Do Some People Need Sinus Surgery?

One of the leading causes of sinus surgery is nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are small, noncancerous growths that develop on the lining of the sinuses. They are usually caused by chronic inflammation and are often associated with allergies, asthma, and infection. While they are not usually painful or dangerous, they can cause breathing difficulties and a loss of sense of smell. 

Another reason for sinus surgery includes correcting a deviated septum, which is a condition that can cause the nose to become crooked or overcrowded. 

Lastly, sinus surgery can also be used to improve drainage from the sinuses

What Is the Procedure for Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyp surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to remove the polyps and correct any underlying conditions that contribute to their development. The surgery is typically endoscopic, which means that your surgeon will insert a thin, lighted instrument into the sinuses to gain visibility. They will then use small surgical tools to remove the polyps and any other obstructions. You will be moved to the recovery room immediately after your procedure, where you will be monitored closely for a few hours. In most cases, nasal polyp surgery is successful in relieving symptoms and preventing the recurrence of polyps.

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How Long Is the Recovery From Sinus Surgery?

Recovery from sinus surgery can vary depending on the individual, but some general things can be expected. Most people will experience mild pain and swelling after the surgery, which can be controlled with medication. It is not uncommon to have some bloody drainage from the incisions for the first few days. You will need to avoid some activities for a week or two after surgery but should be able to return to normal daily activities within a week as long as they do not include strenuous exercise. Sinus surgery is a safe and effective procedure, and most people experience significant improvement in their symptoms.

With 2 convenient locations across the Orlando area, we’re never far away.

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