What is functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)?
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a minimally invasive technique performed to improve ventilation of the sinus. The surgery is performed using nasal endoscopes to widen the paranasal sinus nasal pathways.
Functional Endoscopic Surgery is usually necessary when medicine has failed to cure or improve chronic sinusitis.
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How to perform Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
An endoscope (thin, flexible, lighted viewing instrument) is inserted into the sinus enabling the doctor inside view of the sinuses.
Surgical instruments are inserted inside the sinuses alongside the endoscope. This allows the doctor to remove small amount of bones, or other material blocking the sinus openings and remove growths (polyps) of the mucous membrane.
In some cases, laser is also used to buzz the tissue blocking the sinus opening.
Patient has to rinse their sinuses and follow up regularly
How Long Does the Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Procedure Take?
Depends on the complexity of the surgery. Ranges from 30 mins for simple single sinus cases to 4 hours for more complex procedures.
What should you expect?
Minor discomfort and bleeding are common during fisrt 2 weeks after the surgery is performed.
You should visit us weekly once to have dried mucous or blood clots removed.
Edoscopic Sinus Surgery
Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery painful? How do they perform it? – Dr. Gaurav Medikeri
What is the recovery time post Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery? – Dr. Gaurav Medikeri
Do’s and Don’t after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 1. Take Prescribed Medication: 2. W ash Your Sinus Cavities Thoroughly.
3. Do Not Drink Alcohol
4. Do Not Have Spicy Food
5. Do Not Blow your Nose Heavily:
6. Regular Follow up If Required
Take a Look at our successful surgeries
At Medikeri’s ENT Super Speciality Center, we treat conditions such as complex disorders of the nose and sinuses such as sinus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, recurrent nasal polyps and complicated chronic sinusitis (i.e., sinusitis associated with cystic fibrosis, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency and damage from prior surgery).
Nasastent results – 15 days post endoscopic sinus surgery