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Old 04-08-2009, 03:49 AM   #5
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Re: Sinus surgery and septoplasty

Originally Posted by lazyace View Post
One thing that has really helped is that the surgeon used a Merogel packing material that dissolves, in lieu of the tampon type that I have read about. I did a lot of research about packing, because of me fear of not being able to breathe through my nose. So, I made sure to find a surgeon that didn't use the conventional material. My packing is much further in my sinus cavity, so breathing through my nose hasn't been a problem.
Glad to hear that your surgery went well and you're feeling better.

You (and anyone else who's worried about post-surgical packing) might be interested in knowing that a growing number of ENTs don't use any packing after surgery. The decision to use packing is partly based on the actual procedure performed and the amount of blood loss for an individual patient, but some ENTs are only using packing in about 10% of their cases.