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




Some pain and swelling at the incision site for a few days after the implant are expected.

You may also experience temporary numbness or weakness of the right side of the tongue.

You should avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks or as directed by your doctor.



Keep dressing dry and in place for 5 days. Dressing could be removed after fifth day. If there are steri-strips (little tapes) on the incision, try to keep these dry. If no steri-strips are in place you may apply antibiotic ointment to the incision site twice a day, as well as after showering. You may also use Vitamin E to incision site to decrease scar formation.


PAIN: Prescription pain medication or Tylenol may be used as needed for discomfort.


PROBLEMS: Gross swelling, active bleeding, redness, drainage, or separation of the incision, fever above 101 degrees, increasing pain, or nausea are not usual and warrant a call to the office.



You should have a post op appointment for 1 week after surgery.

For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.

Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.

Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.

There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651

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