What are the alternatives?
Continuing medical therapy alone and avoiding surgery is always an alternative. Medical therapy is chiefly antibiotics and/or steroids along with other medications. These medications can be taken orally or can be applied topically. A full allergy evaluation and allergy desensitization (if appropriate) should also be considered. In some cases, balloon sinuplasty can be considered an intermediate stop between failed medical therapy and traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. As with any surgery, you should feel more than comfortable seeking a second opinion from another surgeon.
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