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Understanding revision sinus surgery

Revision sinus surgery is recommended if a patient is continuing to experience symptoms after having surgery to correct sinus issues. When performed by a board-certified SFENTA ear, nose and throat doctor, the procedure will be done using minimally-invasive, endoscopic techniques that can resolve the problem without a lengthy recovery period.

If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms after sinus surgery, it may be an indication that a revision is necessary:

  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Constant post-nasal drip
  • A perpetually runny nose
  • Sinus headaches and pressure
  • Chronic sinusitis

What sinus surgeries can be revised?

Virtually any sinus surgery can be revised. However, the most common repeat procedures for SFENTA patients include:

  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Deviated septum surgery (septoplasty)
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Nasal polyp surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
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Why do some patients require a second procedure?

A second sinus surgery is typically necessary due to a chronic, inflammatory sinus condition that persists after the initial operation. These ongoing issues can endure for three months or longer, and the symptoms often become increasingly severe over time. Persistent infections, polyp regrowth, thick mucus production and blockages after surgery are all problems that typically require a revision.

In some cases, a secondary procedure is necessary due to the growth of thick bone or scar tissue after the initial procedure. These complications can obstruct the sinuses, preventing proper drainage and/or causing a trapped infection.

Is revision sinus surgery permanent?

For most of our patients, a revision sinus surgery yields nearly permanent results. However, there is always a remote possibility that your symptoms will return in particularly persistent cases. If this occurs, an additional procedure may be necessary.

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In an ideal world, sinus surgery would permanently eliminate your symptoms. In reality, sinus issues can and do return. If you’re experiencing a recurrence of your condition after an initial operation, contact your local SFENTA physician today to schedule a consultation and determine if a revision can deliver lasting relief.

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