There are several theories as to why human beings have sinuses. See how the sinuses work. The theories include:
- Cushioning to protect the eyes and eye sockets, brain and nose.
- Providing balloon-like flotation within the head to help hold up a heavy skull
- To provide humidification for air breathed in through the nose
- To provide important for resonance for voice
- The sinuses manufacture and store mucous.
Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. See Rhinosinusitis.
Generally, sinus surgery patients have very little pain. Pain in each patient is variable. Your doctor will give you specific post-operative instructions, along with pain medication.
In most cases, the nose is not packed after surgery. However, if packing is required, they are usually small non-invasive packs.
No. Sinus surgery is an internal surgery and will not change your external appearance. However, if you have a septal deviation fixed, your nose may look different externally.
The only surgical procedure performed by the surgeons at the Sinus Center that creates bruising is orbital decompression.
Depending on the type of surgery you have, your nose will bleed a little.
Surgeries are performed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center.
You should bring all relevant past medical histories, as well as your most recent sinus CT. A sinus MRI or X-ray will not be sufficient. If you do not have a sinus CT, your doctor can order one for you.
On average, our patients experience a one week waiting time to see one of our sinus specialists.
We accept most medical insurance plans.