Benefits and Risks – Maxillary Antrostomy Sinus Infections


Remember to ask your doctor for details about the benefits and risks of this surgery. You should also find out how many times he or she has performed a maxillary antrostomy.


The greatest benefit of a maxillary antrostomy operation is that you’ll probably be able to breathe more freely and should have fewer sinus infections. Like other FESS procedures, it’s minimally invasive and you can usually go home the same day. FESS is generally associated with a lower risk of infection and faster recovery than traditional sinus surgery.


No surgery is 100% safe, because there is always the risk from anesthesia and possible infection. Although rare, other risks do exist with this procedure. They include injury to the eye, injury to your tear ducts, excess tear production, and nose bleeds.

Patients with multiple health issues may have more risks. Be sure to ask your doctor about potential complications from your procedure.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.