What is Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is used to improve drainage and relieve pressure in the sinuses. It is often performed when other treatments, such as antibiotics, have failed to provide relief. The type of surgery performed will depend on the individual's anatomy and the severity of their condition. In some cases, a balloon is used to open the sinuses and improve drainage. In other cases, the surgeon may need to make an incision in the sinus cavity to clear away blockages. Our sinus surgery in Aventura is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that the patient can go home the same day. 

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Why Choose South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA) for Your Sinus Surgery?

At South Florida ENT Associates, we provide 50+ board-certified otolaryngologists (ENTs) to the South Florida area. We not only strive for exceptional continuity of care for our patients but an exceptional patient experience as well. We are a key part of the Florida community when it comes to otolaryngology, otology, laryngology, and neuro-otology. With our 37 locations in South FL, we have gotten many patients the care they need from routine checkups to complex surgeries. If you need an ENT, our team of specialists is ready to provide you with the best possible ENT care. 


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.

How Is Sinus Surgery Performed?

There are two main types of sinus surgery: endoscopic sinus surgery and Caldwell-Luc operation. 

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and camera. The endoscope is inserted through the nose into the sinuses, and the surgeon uses it to guide small instruments to clear away blockages. 
  • Caldwell-Luc operation is a more invasive type of sinus surgery that involves making an incision in the cheekbone to access the sinuses. This type of surgery is typically reserved for cases where other methods have failed.
Doctor touching a patients face

How Long Is the Recovery From Sinus Surgery?

Recovery times vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but most people can expect to feel better within a few weeks. Sinus surgery can provide significant relief for those who suffer from chronic sinus problems. It is usually considered the best option after all other treatment options have been exhausted. A full recovery from sinus surgery in Aventura can take up to 2 weeks.

Sinus Surgery FAQ

What are the benefits of sinus surgery?

Some of the benefits of sinus surgery include:

  • Improved breathing
  • Relief from polyps
  • Minimal scarring
  • No incisions are required if done endoscopically

Do I need sinus surgery?

It is often recommended for people who have not had success with other treatments, such as medication or nasal sprays. If this sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for sinus surgery.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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