What is Sinus Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Sinus surgery involves the precise removal of diseased sinus tissue with the improvement in the natural drainage channels by the creation of a pathway for infected material to drain from the sinus cavities. It may also be used to obtain tissue for biopsy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nasal polyps 9 3
Cystic fibrosis 2 0
Deviated nasal septum 2 0
Sinus congestion 2 1
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 2 2

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sinus Surgery

Side effect Patients
Nasal polyps 1
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 1
Trigeminal neuralgia 1

Duration

Currently having Sinus Surgery

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Sinus Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5
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