Sinus Surgery

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
a man experiences sinus pain
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We perform complicated sinus surgeries not available elsewhere.
  • Our surgeons are expert at repairing unsuccessful surgeries performed by others.
  • We use the latest image-guidance technologies.

Sinus infections can leave you feeling drained, fatigued and miserable. For people diagnosed with chronic sinusitis for whom prescription medications don’t bring relief, a surgical procedure may be helpful.

“In sinus surgery, we open the natural drainage passageways to allow for adequate ventilation and drainage. After surgery, we can get medications into the sinuses.” says R. Peter Manes, MD, a Yale Medicine surgeon (otolaryngology) and assistant professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

Sinus surgery also enables your doctor to biopsy the sinus pathways to check for signs of bacteria or tumors.

At Yale Medicine, we perform several types of sinus surgeries not available elsewhere, and our surgeons are expert at making repairs if a previous sinus surgery was unsuccessful.