When Should I Consider Sinus Surgery?
If you're suffering from chronic sinusitis, you may be wondering if it is the right treatment option for you. While surgery is not the first line of defense when it comes to sinus infections, there are certain situations where it may be recommended. First, your doctor will likely try antibiotics, steroid nasal sprays, and other medications to see if your symptoms improve. If you still have persistent symptoms and a CT scan reveals that nasal polyps or another physical blockage are preventing sinus drainage, surgery may be recommended. The goal of surgery is to improve sinus drainage and relieve your symptoms.