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When do I need sinus surgery?

Dr. Karen Fong
Dr. Karen Fong

Commonly asked questions for an Otolaryngologist,Dr. Karen Fong.

Dr. Karen Fong specializes in advanced care for complex disorders of the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base.

Dr. Fong completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she received a dual B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences. She received her M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She went on to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. Following the completion of residency, Dr. Fong spent two years as an NIH post-doctoral research fellow,studying the effects of steroids on olfaction.

After completing her residency and post-doctoral research fellowship, Dr. Fong joined the full-time faculty at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon as a member of the Oregon Sinus Center.

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Video Transcript

Typically, sinus surgery may be indicated if you have chronic sinus infections that don't clear after appropriate medical therapy. Sinus surgery may also be indicated if you have a lot of recurrent sinus infections requiring treatment with antibiotics and are found to have some structural issues that may be leading to these repeated infections. Another cause is nasal polyps. For more information, find us on YouTube or go to our website at bassmedicalgroup.com.

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When do I need sinus surgery?