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Johns Hopkins Health - Should You Consider Sinus Surgery?

Spring 2015
Issue No. 28

Should You Consider Sinus Surgery?

Date: April 2, 2015


The pain, the pressure, the congestion, the misery. If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis—the kind that never seems to totally go away—sinus surgeon Andrew Lane, M.D., wants you to know that you don’t have to keep suffering. You could be a candidate for symptom-easing surgery.

What are my options? Johns Hopkins surgeons have a full range of state-of-the-art surgical options to clear and enlarge those small openings in your sinuses. No one operation is right for all sinus sufferers.

What can I expect? Relief! Most surgical patients (80 to 90 percent) see improvement, though those with underlying problems (allergies, for instance, or an inflammatory disease) will still have to manage those issues medically. “Some sinusitis sufferers essentially have a plumbing problem,” says Lane. Repair that, and it’s cured.


The Johns Hopkins Sinus Center, with five locations in the greater Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., region, provides state-of-the-art evaluation and management for patients of all ages with sinus and allergy disorders. Our doctors have a broad range of experience and expertise in diagnosing and managing general sinus cases as well as more complex sinus and allergy conditions.



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