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Sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to widen sinus channels, prevent obstruction from drainage pathways and improve breathing. The cost of sinus surgery is determined by the surgeon’s experience, type of sinus surgery, and what insurance you have. Each procedure is different based on the individual’s needs, as is the price. Wondering how much a sinus surgery will cost you? Find out the average cost of your sinus surgery. 

See below for average prices of various sinus surgery procedures. Please call us at (212) 832-0444 if you have any questions or need more accurate surgery pricing. You may also use our contact form to request an evaluation and receive additional information about all of our sinus surgeries.

Is Sinus Surgery Covered By Insurance?

Some insurance policies do cover sinus surgery if the procedure is deemed necessary to repair functionality. Some insurances that are recommended for sinus surgery coverage are, GHI, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Meritain Health, NYSHIP, and NJ Direct Horizon BCBS of New Jersey. Contact our office to learn more about how much your insurance provider can cover.

Sinus Surgery Cost

The national average cost of sinus surgery is between $4,700 to $25,000 before insurance. The cost of sinus surgery depends on the type of treatment you need. Below are the different types of sinus surgery performed by Dr. Mourad:

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

A good candidate for functional endoscopic surgery is someone who has acute or chronic sinusitis. This procedure is the most common type of sinus surgery and is usually performed under general anesthesia. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which the sinus air cells are opened to increase sinus airflow.

Image-Guided Surgery (IGS)

The most suitable candidate for Image-guided Surgery is someone who has two to four sinus infections per year, or infection lasting for at least 12 weeks, despite attempts to treat it. Using a 3-dimensional visualization system, IGS is commonly used for revision surgeries, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and some types of Balloon Sinuplasty. 

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is used to treat severe sinus inflammation. This procedure uses a small balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passages and increase airflow.

Open Sinus Surgery

Open Sinus Surgery is used on candidates that require more extensive work. This type of sinus surgery is done through small incisions in the skin, usually on the upper lip or inside the nostrils, where Dr. Mourad will be able to access the sinuses directly.

Transoral Endoscopic Surgery

Transoral Endoscopic Surgery is a less invasive surgery that avoids any external incisions. Dr. Mourad performs this type of sinus surgery through the mouth; removing any blockages or tissue causing the infection.

Determining The Cost of Sinus Surgery

There are several factors that go into the total price of sinus surgery. First, is the surgeon’s fee. This fee is based on the experience level and skill of the surgeon. Learn more about Dr. Mourad.

The second factor is the condition you are treating. People suffering from the following conditions should consider meeting with Dr. Mourad about sinus surgery. 

Prior to sinus surgery, you will need anesthesia. This is another part of the price determination. The price of anesthesia depends on how long the surgery will take and how much your insurance provider will cover. Contact our office for questions regarding insurance coverage.

Sinus Surgery FAQ

Sinus surgery is a procedure designed to improve your breathing. It is a common procedure used to treat inflamed sinus lining or chronic sinus infection. 

Can You Have Surgery With a Sinus Infection?

Yes, you can have sinus surgery with an infection. In fact, this is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection. Contact our office or schedule a consultation with Dr. Mourad to talk about which procedure will best treat your sinus infection.

When is Sinus Surgery Necessary?

If you have chronic sinus infections, we might recommend sinus surgery. Dr. Mourad can perform tests during an evaluation to determine if sinus surgery can help treat your sinus infections.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Sinus Surgery?

Everyone is different when it comes to recovery time. On average most people feel back to normal within two weeks. You should refrain from heavy lifting after your surgery. Dr. Mourad will see you in visitations after two weeks and one month post-surgery to maximize your results.

What To Expect After Sinus Surgery?

Avoid blowing your nose for about 10-14 days after surgery. Instead, gently dab your nose with a tissue. You can expect dull pain for a few days and congestion for about two weeks after sinus surgery. Dr. Mourad will provide you with pain medications, ointments and nasal sprays to minimize discomfort. 

Can I Smoke After Sinus Surgery?

Any nicotine after surgery will negatively impact your outcome. It is highly encouraged to quit smoking 2 weeks prior to surgery to optimize your results. Smoking can result in scarring and delayed recovery time. 

How Much is Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery costs about $4,700 to $25,000. However, if sinus surgery is performed to correct functional issues, your medical insurance may cover the cost. Contact our office to find out the cost of your sinus surgery. 

Meet Moustafa Mourad, MD, FACS

Dr. Moustafa Mourad, MD, FACS is a distinguished, New York City based Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He holds dual board certifications in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS), as well as Head & Neck Surgery (ABOTO).... Learn More »