I am three weeks post-op for septoplasty, turbunate reduction and maxillary sinus surgery with Dr. Samir Undavia. After not breathing at all from my left nostril, numerous sinus infections, sinus migraines, sleep apnea (with use of a CPAPmachine), I finally had enough and was referred to Dr. Undavia. This doctor is not only the nicest, most pleasant and friendly doctor I have had the pleasure of meeting, but he is very patient and knowledgeable of my specific case. I suffer from autoimmune disease and any other health issues or procedures cause me to have flare ups. After much discussion, I felt very confident and comfortable that Dr. Undavia was the perfect surgeon to correct my deviated septum and the associated damage it caused all these years. At one week postop, I was able to breathe through both nostrils well. I have also not returned to using the CPAP yet and may not have to again! My hubby reports that I am sleeping with my mouth closed and not snoring! I am also able to sleep through the night and NOT wake up with a headache. I look more rested too based on recent compliments. Thank you Dr. Undavia and his wonderful staff! you’ve made such a wonderful and priceless change in my life for the better. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Undavia!
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Often patients who initially present to Dr. Undavia for rhinoplasty evaluation also have frequent headaches and sinus pressure, and recurrent sinus infections. Patients commonly ask if the sinuses can be addressed at the same time as rhinoplasty. As a dually board certified Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Undavia is uniquely qualified to help with both the outside and inside of the nose. Taking care of the sinuses with sinus surgery at the same time as rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures is a very common practice and for good reason. You are already under anesthesia and adding sinus surgery will not change your recovery time significantly. Repairing your sinuses will not in any way affect your outcome from rhinoplasty. In fact, healthy sinuses can help prevent a postoperative infection following rhinoplasty. At the time of your consultation, please inform Dr. Undavia of any sinus related issues or headaches that you might be having.
What is a Sinus Infection or Sinusitis?
A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses. The sinuses are a series of hollow spaces in the bones around the nose. They are lined with mucous membranes, which produce mucus to moisten and protect the inside of the nose.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
The most common symptom of a sinus infection is a blocked or runny nose. Other symptoms may include facial pain, headaches, a sore throat and fever.
If you have a sinus infection, you may also experience pain in your teeth or jaw, and your lymph nodes may be swollen. Sinus infections can make it difficult to breathe through your nose and may cause you to snore at night. If the infection spreads to your eyes, you may experience redness, pain, and vision problems.
Treatment for Sinus Infections
Most sinus infections will clear up on their own within a week or two without the need for antibiotics.
Sinus Surgery Procedure
Sinus Surgery FAQ’s
During sinus surgery Dr. Undavia widens the opening to the sinuses and removes any blockages. Infections, polyps and structural obstructions are removed or repaired.
Dr. Undavia is a wonderful ENT and an exceptional surgeon. His approach is highly knowledgable, careful, and thoughtful. When I decided to have surgery to address my breathing and sinus issues, I got a second opinion from another ENT surgeon (who, like Dr. Undavia, also came highly recommended and with high ratings), and he endorsed every detail of Dr. Undavia’s surgical plan. My surgery turned out incredibly well – I was breathing better than I ever have even while I was still quite swollen, and since then it has truly changed my quality of life. It is healing beautifully and I would highly recommend Dr. Undavia to anyone seeking a highly skilled (and really nice!) ENT/Surgeon.
Dr. Undavia did an AMAZING job on my nose. I had a rhinoplasty as well as a septoplasty. My nose looks so much better and I’m able to breathe out of it now. He thoroughly explained everything from the surgery, to post op appointments. I’m two months post op and couldn’t be happier. I’ve recommended him to several friends and family!