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What are the goals of sinus surgery?

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The main goals of sinus surgery are to relieve your symptoms and cut down on how many infections you get. If they keep coming back, chances are there’s something in your nasal cavity that surgery could fix.

An operation should also help you breathe better through your nose. And if the problem has affected your sense of smell or taste, surgery might help with that, too.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

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