Office-Based Surgical Procedures

Instructions for Post Operative Care

SOFT PALATE PROCEDURE – Office Uvuloplasty

  1. Swelling of the uvula (the structure in the midline) may occur anywhere from the first day until one week later. A mild steroid may be prescribed to lessen this possibility.
  2. Discomfort may be present for about one week; medication will be prescribed in case this occurs.
  3. A soft diet and cold liquids are recommended for the first few days until a more regular diet is tolerated. Avoidance of citrus is advisable.
  4. Sleep at a 30-degree angle with your head propped up on a few pillows.

TURBINATE PROCEDURE – Office Based

  1. Nasal congestion for the first few days is very common. Afrin nasal spray, 2 puffs each nostril, twice a day may be necessary for this time period. A decongestant may also be recommended.
  2. There may be minimal blood-tinged mucous from the nose.
  3. Discomfort may be relieved with medication Dr. Setzen has given you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic & Restylane shots to face

  1. Call Dr. Setzen if any untoward swelling or facial weakness occurs.

Balloon Sinus Dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty) in-office

  1. Call Dr.Setzen if you have severe facial pain or headache as this is rare
  2. Anticipate minimal nasal discharge and or bleeding.
  3. You can resume normal activities the next day except nose blowing and heavy lifting.
  4. Use nasal saline sprays 2-3x/day for the 1st 1-2 weeks.
  5. Antibiotics, Steroids and or analgesics are given post op depending on the severity of your sinus problem
  6. Do not drive yourself home.

ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE CALL DR. SETZEN.

Our Locations

Michael Setzen Otolaryngology, PC great neck location
600 Northern Blvd.
Suite 312
Great Neck, NY 11021

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441


Michael Setzen Otolaryngology, PC manhattan
130 East 77th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10075

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441

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