Does Dr. Dubin routinely pack the nose after sinus surgery?
In general, Dr. Dubin does not routinely pack after sinus surgery. He places a small amount of absorbable material in the nose that do not affect breathing. This is significantly smaller than "historic" packing and is typically not uncomfortable. You will be able to breath through your nose with these in place and there will be no strings coming out the front of your nose. The absorbable material minimize the amount of cleaning that need be done at the first post-operative visit. This absorbable material is irrigated by you and is suctioned out by Dr. Dubin. Unlike formal packing it does not get "pulled" out of your nose. The decision about what to place in the nose is made during surgery.
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