Dr. John McClay has provided the following postoperative instructions for pediatric ear, nose, throat, and sinus surgeries. Dr. John McClay specializes in the medical and surgical diagnoses and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and sinus disorders of infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents.
Ear Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Bilateral Myringotomy and Ear Tube Placement (BMT or BMG)
Tympanostomy Tube Removal (PE Tube Removal)
Tympanoplasty – Myringoplasty with Paper Patch
Nose and Sinus Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Septal Cautery for Epistaxis (Nosebleed)
Nasal Sinus Endoscopy
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Closed Reduction of Nasal Fracture
Choanal Atresia Surgery
Throat Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Adenoidectomy and BMT
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Mouth Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Lingual Frenuloplasty / Frenulectomy
Excision of Lip Mucocele
Airway Evaluation and Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy (Nasopharyngoscopy): A diagnostic procedure used for examination of the pediatric airway; nose, throat (pharynx), and larynx (voicebox).
Direct Laryngoscopy: A direct laryngoscopy allows visualization of the larynx (voicebox).
Bronchoscopy: A procedure to look directly at the larynx, trachea, bronchus, and distal airways of the lung using a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope).
Laryngotracheal Reconstruction (LTR or Laryngotracheoplasty): An LTR is a complex airway surgery that enlarges a narrowed trachea by opening a scarred area and placing cartilage grafts in the openings, which widen the diameter of the airway.
Neck Surgery Postoperative Instructions
Pediatric Neck Mass Excision
Neck Lymph Node Biopsy
Other Postoperative Instructions
Preauricular Cyst and Sinus Excision
Skin Tag Excision