Balloon sinuplasty surgery in Fredricksburg, VA can be a rather complicated process so it’s important to be prepared.
When Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg recommends balloon sinuplasty surgery, it's typically only after you haven’t experienced any relief from your symptoms after exhausting every available treatment option. While surgery may sound rather scary, it’s important to learn everything you possibly can about your upcoming procedure so you aren’t surprised. The more you know the better. The doctors of Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg are here to demystify your upcoming surgery so you can feel better prepared.
What to Do Before Surgery
Since certain over-the-counter medications like aspirin or NSAID pain relievers can affect your procedure, we will recommend that you stop taking any of these medications about two weeks before your surgery to prevent bleeding. If you are taking blood thinners, tell us right away, as you will need to temporarily stop taking for a few weeks before and after your surgery.
Also please tell your Fredricksburg doctor about any vitamins or supplements you are taking. Certain supplements like ginseng and Vitamin E should be stopped prior to surgery.
The Day of Surgery
You will not be able to eat or drink anything after midnight before your surgery. We will instruct you as to which medications you are allowed to take the morning of your surgery. Since you will be under anesthesia, you need to have an empty stomach.
Your sinus surgery will most likely be performed under local anesthesia, which means that you will not be asleep for your surgery. After your surgery you will spend a few hours in recovery where we will monitor your vitals. Most patients are able to go home a few hours after their surgery. Since you will be under the effects of anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home.
If you have any questions about your balloon sinuplasty surgery in Fredrickburg, VA, never hesitate to call our office. We are here to make your procedure as easy as possible for you.