North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology. Department of Pathology, H179, P.O. Box 850, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University School of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033. (717) 531-8246. <http://www.headandneckpathology.com/>.
WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURE AND WHERE IS IT PERFORMED?
This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist, such as an otolaryngologist or an ophthalmic surgeon. ENT physicians are graduates of a school of medicine and typically undergo an otolaryngology residency with further specialization in sinus disease and endoscopic sinus surgery.
QUESTIONS TO ASK THE DOCTOR
Why is sinus surgery required?
What are the risks involved?
How many endoscopic sinus surgery procedures do you perform in a year?
How much time will I need to recover from the procedure?
Is the procedure painful?
What are the alternatives?
Monique Laberge Ph.D., The Gale Group Inc., Gale, Detroit,