What Can Sinus Surgery Accomplish?

In some cases, sinus surgery may involve removing blockages, such as polyps, which are preventing proper drainage. In other cases, it may involve widening the openings of the sinuses to improve airflow. Our sinus surgery in Fort Lauderdale is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and most people can return home on the same day. Recovery time varies from person to person, but they are typically short.

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Why Choose SFENTA for Your Sinus Surgery?

SFENTA has been South Florida’s premier provider of comprehensive ENT care for over 30 years. We provide our patients with customized one-on-one care ensuring that we truly get to the bottom of their condition. Our providers are highly trained in every aspect of ENT care, and we have a network of over 50 physicians and 40 allied professionals to help care for a diverse range of symptoms and conditions. We have 30 convenient locations across southern Florida, so you can find the care you need close to home. When it comes to your health, settle for nothing less than the best. Choose SFENTA for all your 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.

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. 

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Sinus Surgery?

Some of the benefits of sinus surgery include:

  • Improved breathing 
  • Lasting relief from chronic polyps
  • No incisions (if you choose to undergo endoscopic surgery)
  • Minimal scarring

What Is the Recovery From Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is usually performed to improve airflow and drainage in the sinuses. The recovery from sinus surgery is typically straightforward. For the first two weeks after surgery, patients will be asked to use a saline rinse to clear any debris from the surgical site and help the sinuses heal properly. Most patients will not require any additional surgeries, but in some cases, further procedures may be needed. Overall, sinus surgery is a safe and effective way to improve the function of the sinuses.

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How Can I Prevent Sinusitis and Polyps After Surgery?

In some cases, it may be possible to prevent polyps and sinusitis by using a humidifier or avoiding exposure to irritants such as smoke or pollutants. Your ENT provider will go over any medications you are taking, as some can increase the risk of developing these complications. By understanding the causes and risks of polyps and sinusitis, you can take steps to lower your chances of developing these problems after surgery.

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