The procedure will be performed in the ENT doctor’s office through the patient’s nostrils. The patient will be awake throughout the procedure.
Prior to the procedure, the physician will perform a nasal examination using an endoscope. To ensure patient comfort, the doctor will numb the nose and sinuses using nasal spray. In some circumstances the doctor may choose to inject the nasal passage with a mild anesthetic. The procedure requires no incisions and will take only a few minutes. The total appointment time will be approximately 60 minutes.
The patient may return to work the same day. The recovery from the procedure is expected to be similar to a dentist’s visit, with some numbness around the nose and face immediately following the procedure. Minor nose bleeding might also be observed for a few minutes after the procedure.
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