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Sinus Surgery

ENT & Allergy

Otolaryngology & Allergy Clinic located in Midwest City, OK

Sinusitis can leave you feeling uncomfortable and unable to enjoy simple pleasures, such as the exquisite taste of your favorite food. If your sinuses continually cause problems, Jeff Goodell, DO, could improve your condition with surgery to open your sinuses. He often performs in-office sinus surgery at ENT & Allergy. If you’re looking for an ear, nose, and throat, medical team in Midwest City, Oklahoma, make an appointment with ENT & Allergy online or over the phone.

Sinus Surgery Q & A

What is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a condition that leaves your sinuses inflamed. The sinuses produce mucus that drains into the nose. When the nasal passages are swollen, mucus backs up and causes pressure and, occasionally, an infection.

The types of sinusitis are categorized by the frequency of the condition:

  • Acute sinusitis lasts less than one month.
  • Chronic sinusitis lasts longer than 12 weeks.
  • Recurrent sinusitis happens several times per year.

When does the doctor recommend sinus surgery?

Dr. Goodell may suggest sinus surgery in the following situations:

  • You suffer from chronic sinusitis
  • You experience recurrent infections
  • Your infections are non-responsive to medication
  • Your doctor identifies a malignancy in the sinuses

If all other treatments don’t help, you may choose surgery to enlarge the sinus passages. Most sinusitis surgeries involve minimally invasive, in-office procedures.

What happens during a pre-surgery workup?

If Dr. Goodell doesn’t already have your full medical history, he records it in your records. Next, he performs an exam to determine the cause of your sinusitis and assess your readiness for surgery.

After identifying the cause of your sinusitis, Dr. Goodell performs further testing to examine all the factors that influence your condition. These medical tests may include the following:

  • A CT scan
  • Nasal physiology
  • Blood labs

Dr. Goodell offers in-house CT scans to check for sinus obstructions and to guide the surgery.

What surgery options do you offer?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

Dr. Goodell inserts a tiny fiber-optic camera into your nose to look for obstructions. Next, he uses micro-instruments to remove those obstructions from the sinuses. This outpatient procedure causes very little discomfort and requires very little recovery time.

Image-guided surgery

Image-guided surgery uses a 3D mapping system from CT scans and infrared signals to guide the surgical instruments. Dr. Goodell often uses this type of surgery for men, women, and children with unusual or altered sinus anatomy.

If you suffer from frequent sinus infections, discover your sinus surgery options at ENT & Allergy. Call the center or use the online booking appointment to set up a consultation.