Endoscopic Sinus Surgery | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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  • Before Surgery
    • Recovery after my Surgery
      • 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 my 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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      • Are there any special precautions I should take after surgery?
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      • How long will I be in the hospital after my surgery?
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      • How long will it be before I can get back to my normal routine including driving and work?
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    • My Current Medications
      • Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications and can you review with me?
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    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia or sedation can I have for this procedure?
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    • Preparing for my Surgery
      • When should I stop eating and drinking before surgery?
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      • What time should I arrive for my surgery and where should I come that morning?
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      • Will I need someone to drive me home from the hospital?
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    • My Surgery
      • 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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      • What are my non-surgical options?
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      • Are there any other surgical options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that I have this surgery?
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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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    • Lab Tests
      • What tests do I need to do before surgery?
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  • Day of Surgery
    • General Questions
      • Do I need any antibiotics to prevent infections?
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    • General Instructions
      • I have not eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water
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      • I confirmed my name and date of birth with my healthcare team
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      • I confirmed my surgery with my 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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      • I confirmed my allergies with my healthcare team
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  • After Surgery
    • Questions to Ask After my Surgery
      • 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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      • What needs to happen before I can be discharged?
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      • How are we going to manage my pain?
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      • Have we arranged for my prescriptions to be filled?
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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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      • When can I drive and go back to work?
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    • General Instructions
      • I understand which medications I am taking in the hospital and which ones to go home with
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      • I will ask the healthcare team if I received blood thinners to prevent blood clots
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      • I will start eating and drinking as allowed by my healthcare team.
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      • I will tell my healthcare team if I have persistent double vision or difficulty seeing, a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and/or shortness of breath or chest pain
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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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  • Before Surgery
    • General Instructions
      • I have planned to take time off work
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have a ride home 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 call my healthcare team if I am sick or have a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) today
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking blood thinners, including aspirin.
        -3 days at 9:00
      • I will not eat or drink anything after midnight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Recovery at Home
    • Call the Doc If
      • I know to call if I have persistent and heavy bleeding from my nose
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have persistent clear, watery discharge from one side of my nose
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have persistent headaches, dizziness, neck stiffness, weakness, persistent nausea or vomiting
        2 days at 9:00
  • Recovery at Home
      • Do NOT drive while on prescription pain medications
        1 day at 9:00