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GRAND ROUNDS/POST OP/FOLLOW UP/CONSULT

7:30 to 8:30am: Grand Rounds at Lenox Hill on Neurological Voice Disorders.

9 to 9:30am: Staff meeting with team.  Go over schedule for the week and pending patient issues.

9:30 to 10am: Follow up with patient, female, 18 years old.  Patient had a Rhinoplasty to narrow her nose and soften her profile.  Patient to start college in the fall, in which she feels more confident with her new look.  Often patients look to get surgery during transition times in their lives, such as starting college.

According to WebMD a rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is most commonly requested by teenagers.  Rhinoplasty cannot be performed on teens as they are still growing, in which the average starting age is 15 years old. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics indicate that almost 219,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens ages 13-19 in 2010.  Nearly half, or 35,000, of those procedures were cosmetic rhinoplasty surgeries.

11:15 to 11:45am: Follow up with patient, female, 36 years old.  Patient had a Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty.  She is extremely confident about her new look and is breathing better when she exercises.

All three of these procedures are often performed at one time, in which the average time for surgery is around 90 minutes.

11:45 to 12:15pm: A new consultation with a female patient regarding Sinus Infection. Upon inspection Dr. Guida found many Nasal Polyps in her nose.  She developed asthma a few years again, which was a result of the polyps.  The polyps cause a post nasal drip, which in turn results in wheezing.  Image guided Sinus Surgery is required to remove the polyps, as well as cleaning out her sinuses as she has a severely deviated septum.

More than 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of acute sinusitis each year. Do you think that you may have Sinusitis?  Take this survey from the America Academy of Otolaryngology to see if your symptoms may be a sign of such an infection.

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