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 113
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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Office Opening

As the curve of the pandemic seems to be flattening, Dr. Setzen has decided to open his office with appropriate safety precautions according to the CDC and the New York Department of Health guidelines on Monday, May 18th, 2020. We look forward to seeing you back in the office, please call and make an appointment at 516-829-0045.

Covid-19 Patient information

This message is for all of our patients, we hope all are staying safe, healthy, and following all the necessary guidelines presented by both the state and Federal Government. Due to recent reports concerning the Coronavirus, we are monitoring the CDC and NYDOH websites and taking necessary precautions. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran, or you have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact the NYS Department of Health at 1-888-364-3065 instead of scheduling an appointment at our office if you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (cold or flu-like symptoms).

Any patients complaining of any recent loss of smell or taste, could potentially be at risk for COVID-19 and should seriously consider being tested.

I will continue to be available for both new and existing patients by phone and via Zoom, Skype, and Facetime as part of telemedicine. Or you can visit us at our office after Monday, May 18th, 2020.