Sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to enlarge sinus drainage pathways to improve breathing. The cost of sinus surgery is determined by the surgeon’s experience and anesthesia. Each procedure is different based on the individual’s needs, as is the price. Find out the average cost of sinus surgery. Wondering how much a sinus surgery will cost you?
We have put together this guide for the average prices for various sinus surgery procedures. Please call us at (201) 408-5430 if you have any questions or need more accurate surgery pricing. You may also use our contact form to receive additional information about all of our sinus surgeries. Our office is conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave #104, Englewood, NJ 07631.
Does Sinus Surgery Cover by Insurance?
The national average cost of sinus surgery is between $4,700 to $10,000 before insurance.
Some insurance policies do cover sinus treatment if the procedure is deemed necessary by your doctor. Unlike rhinoplasty, sinus surgery is not seen as a cosmetic procedure. Check your insurance provider’s guidelines or call our NJ & NYC facial plastic surgery center directly and we will check how much your insurance covers.
Sinus Surgery Cost
The cost of sinus surgery depends on the type of treatment you need. There are different types of sinus surgery performed by Dr. Tadros:
- Functional endoscopic surgery
A good candidate for functional endoscopic surgery is someone who has acute or chronic sinusitis. This procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia, affecting the cost. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which the sinus air cells are opened to increase sinus airflow.
- Turbinate reduction surgery
Turbinates are small bony structures that cleanse and humidify the air that passes through your nose. They can become inflamed in which case you may need turbinate reduction surgery. A small needle-like instrument is inserted into your turbinates which energy is passed through to shrink the turbinates. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes about 10 minutes.
- Balloon sinuplasty
Balloon sinuplasty is used to treat severe sinus inflammation. This procedure works by dilating the sinuses to increase airflow. The doctor inserts a small balloon endoscope into the sinus and slightly inflated to expand the sinus walls.
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Determining The Cost of Sinus Surgery
There are several factors that go into the total price of sinus surgery. The first and most important fee is the surgeon’s fee. This fee is based on the experience level and skill of the surgeon. You should feel always comfortable with your surgeon. Some other ways to check the reputability of your surgeon are their awards, reviews, past experience and surgeries, certifications, and publications.
Prior to sinus surgery, you will need anesthesia. This the second part of the price determination. The price of anesthesia depends on how long the surgery will take and whether the anesthesia is local or general.
Sinus Surgery FAQ
Sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure designed to improve your breathing. It is a common procedure used to treat inflamed sinus lining or chronic sinus infection. Below are some frequently asked questions about sinus surgery.
Can You Have Surgery With a Sinus Infection?
You can have sinus surgery with an infection. In fact, this is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection. If you have chronic sinus infections that are not treated by antibiotics, sinus surgery may be the right option for you. Talk to your doctor to see if this procedure can help treat your sinus infections.
When is Sinus Surgery Necessary?
If you have chronic sinus infections, your ENT might recommend sinus surgery. Treatment may be necessary if regular medication and antibiotics don’t treat your recurring sinus infections. Your doctor can perform tests to determine if sinus surgery can help treat your sinus infections.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Sinus Surgery?
Sinus surgery is safe and recovery time is rather quick. It may take 3 to 5 days to fully recover from surgery. You should refrain from running and exercising during this time to let your body recover. Don’t participate in activities that raise your blood pressure and heart rate.
What to Expect After Sinus Surgery?
It is normal to have some bleeding after sinus surgery. Avoid blowing your nose for about 3 to 5 days after. Instead, dab your nose with a tissue. You can expect a dull pain for a few days that should be relieved with over the counter pain medication. You may feel tired for a few days after your surgery. This is normal. Give your body time to heal itself. After a week or two, your breathing should improve.
How Long Does Congestion After Sinus Surgery Last?
You may feel congested for about 2 weeks after sinus surgery. After that, your nasal passages will clear up and your breathing will improve. However, every patient is different and some may feel relief from congestion sooner.
What Can I Eat After Sinus Surgery?
You can continue with your normal diet after sinus surgery. If you feel nauseous, try low-fat bland foods like toast, rice, yogurt, or boiled chicken. If you notice your bowel movements are irregular after sinus surgery you may take a fiber supplement.
Smoking After Sinus Surgery?
You should not smoke for at least a week before and after your sinus surgery. Smoking can result in excessive scarring and delay the recovery time after surgery. Smoking only exacerbates sinus infections.
Can Sinus Surgery Cause Eye Problems?
Eye problems after sinus surgery are extremely rare. If an injury to the eye occurs during procedure you may experience blurry or doubled vision.
How Long Does Pain Last After Sinus Surgery?
Pain after sinus surgery is not severe and should only last 1-3 weeks. Your pain can be managed with over the counter pain medication or your doctor may prescribe you pain killers. You can expect to be fully recovered after 3 weeks.
How Much is Sinus Surgery?
Sinus surgery costs about $7,000 to $11,000. However, if sinus treatment is performed to ease your breathing your medical insurance may cover the cost. Contact your insurance provider to find out if they will cover the cost of your sinus surgery.
Sinus Surgery Consultation Cost With Dr. Monica Tadros
The cost of sinus surgery begins with a consultation process with Dr. Monica Tadros with a discussion about the specific issues and concerns regarding your nose. Please contact us today to setup your appointment or call (201) 408-5430. Our offices are conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave #104, Englewood, NJ 07631.