Balloon Sinus Procedures | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Balloon Sinus Procedures

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  • Before Procedure
    • My Procedure
      • Why do I need this surgery?
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      • What will this surgery do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?
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      • Are there any other surgical options?
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      • What are the advantages of the a balloon sinuplasty over traditional endoscopic sinus surgery?
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      • How soon would you recommend that I have this surgery?
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      • What can I expect if I choose not to have this surgery or delay it?
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      • How extensive will this surgery be?
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      • Will I need any additional procedures after this surgery?
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      • How soon can I expect to feel an improvement in my symptoms after surgery?
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      • What are the chances that my symptoms from before surgery could come back?
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      • Will I have any visible scars?
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      • How long will this surgery take?
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    • Recovery after my Procedure
      • Will I have any packing put in after surgery and for how long?
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      • How will this surgery affect my breathing in the short and long-term?
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      • What can I expect my pain to be like and what are options for pain medications?
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      • Will I need to start or continue taking any medications (eg antibiotics) after surgery?
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      • How long will it be before I can get back to my normal routine?
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      • How long will it be until I can drive again?
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      • How long will it be until I can go back to work?
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    • Preparing for my Procedure
      • When should I stop eating and drinking before surgery?
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      • What time should I arrive for my surgery?
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      • Will I need someone to drive me home from the clinic/hospital?
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    • My Current Medications
      • Can you review my medication list with me?
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      • Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications?
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    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia or sedation can I have for this procedure?
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    • Lab Tests
      • What tests do I need to do before surgery?
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  • Day of Procedure
    • General Questions
      • How long will my surgery take?
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      • Do I need any antibiotics to prevent infections?
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  • After Procedure
    • Questions to Ask After my Procedure
      • When will we stop the preventative antibiotics started before surgery?
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      • When can we restart my usual prescription medications?
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      • When can I eat or drink?
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      • How are we going to manage my pain?
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      • Are there any medications that I need to avoid?
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      • When do I need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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      • Do I need any follow-up testing?
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      • When will any packing be removed?
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      • What can my activity level be when I get home?
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      • When can I go back to work?
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      • When can I drive again?
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      • When can I resume sexual activity?
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  • Before Procedure
      • I can get help around the house for my recovery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have a ride home after surgery, if I choose to as this is an in office procedure usually
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have asked someone to stay with me the first night after surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I completed my lab tests and imaging.
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know where and what time to go for surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know which medications to stop before surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), including aspirin and blood thinners, 7 days before surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Procedure
      • You should not have eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water. If you have, please call the office immediately.
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      • Confirm your name and date of birth with the healthcare team
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      • Confirm your procedure with the healthcare team
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      • I made sure the correct site of my surgery was marked and signed informed consent forms
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      • Confirm your allergies with the healthcare team
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  • After Procedure
      • I will make sure my healthcare team wash their hands before and after my care
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      • Make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
        1 day at 18:00
      • Sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before I stand up to prevent getting dizzy
        1 day at 18:00
      • Do not get out of bed without help if I feel weak or dizzy
        1 day at 18:00
      • I will walk in the hallway and get out of bed to a chair.
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      • I will start eating and drinking as allowed by my healthcare team.
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      • I will avoid blowing my nose for two weeks and backwards blowing it as well
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      • I will tell my healthcare team if I have any double vision or difficulty seeing
        0 day at 18:00
      • Check with the healthcare team about how to care for yourself, including which medications you should take at home
        1 day
      • My prescription medications have been filled and I know when and how to take them
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      • I will ask my healthcare team how to care for myself and my incision at home
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      • I have scheduled my post-op appointment
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      • I have a ride home today and someone will stay with me tonight
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  • Recovery at Home
      • I know when and how to take my pain medications at home
        2 days at 9:00
      • Do NOT drive while on prescription pain medications
        1 day at 9:00
      • Call the doctor if you have any questions about recovery or feel something is not right
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will rinse my nose with saline rinse using clean water (boiled, bottled) for two weeks minimum after surgery three times per day
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting as long for one week
        2 days at 9:00
      • I can resume nromal activities and sexual activity within one week folllowing surgery
        2 days at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if I have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have shortness of breath or chest pain
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around my nose or eyes
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have persistent and heavy bleeding from my nose
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will let my healthcare team know if I have persistent clear, watery discharge from my nose
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have difficulty with my vision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have persistent diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting that cannot be controlled
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have pain that my existing pain medications cannot control
        2 days at 9:00