What to expect with a turbinectomy?
Turbineoscopy is the most common surgical procedure performed on patients suffering from polyps or nodules. The main purpose of this operation is removal of these tumors. It may also be used if there are other problems like cancerous growths or cysts in the body. However, it does not remove all the polyp or tumor cells which could cause complications later on. The main reason why many doctors do not perform this operation is because they think that it would be too complicated. Some surgeons believe that the surgery will be much easier if done when the patient is younger. They say that it would take less time and money to operate on someone who was in their twenties or thirties rather than someone who is older.
The problem with this idea is that a person’s health condition changes over time and sometimes even during life span. A person’s health condition might improve while others might get worse. Also, some conditions are permanent and cannot be cured.
If the surgeon thinks that it would be better to wait until a certain age then he/she needs to make sure that the patient is still fit enough to undergo such surgery at that age.
Another issue is that people have different opinions about what constitutes a good outcome with this type of surgery. There are patients who are satisfied even after this type of surgery, but still suffer from some of the same conditions. It is possible that the patient’s condition could have gotten worse without an operation.
This is especially true for those who live a healthy lifestyle or have a strong immune system. If there are no complications, then the patient should be able to live a normal life and go back to their regular routine.
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