Doctors Backous, Anstead and Clinkscales are now seeing patients in the Seattle area at 515 Minor Ave, Suite 140, Seattle, WA 98104.

USUAL COURSE: Moderate swelling in the back of the throat, sore throat for several days. Muffled sound to voice while swelling is present.


PAIN: Tylenol or ibuprofen may be used for discomfort. In some cases, narcotic pain medication may be prescribed.


SWELLING: Cold iced or slushy drinks will help reduce swelling. Ibuprofen will also help. In some cases, a steroid may be given.


DIET: as tolerated.


HAND PIECE: Be sure to keep the hand piece. In some cases, repeat somnoplasty is necessary. We will need your hand piece for any additional procedures.

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

7320 216th St SW

Suite 140

Edmonds, WA 98026

425-673-3750 Directions

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Minor & James (Center for Specialty Surgery)

First Hill Medical Building

515 Minor Ave (on the corner of Minor & James)

Suite 130

Seattle, WA 98104