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

SORE THROAT: Mild to moderate sore throat. You may gargle with warm salt water (1/4 tsp of salt in 8 oz warm water). Chloraceptic or other anesthetic spray or lozenges may be used. Tylenol may be taken as needed for discomfort. In some cases, prescription pain medication may be given.


BODY ACHES: You may experience sore muscles throughout your body. This is from tightening of the muscles during the anesthesia process. This will resolve in a few days. You may treat this as you would any sore muscle.


HOARSENESS: You may have a hoarse voice. Minimize talking. If you must talk, speak in a low voice, don’t whisper.


DIET: Start out with soft, bland foods and gradually progress to a normal diet.


PROBLEMS: If you experience any of the following, call the office for instructions:


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