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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is inflammation or swelling that occurs on the tissue lining of the nasal passage.

Sinuses are air cavities located in your skull and help in making the breathing function normal. Sinuses’ role is to produce mucus to keep bacterias, viruses, or infections from entering the body through the nasal cavity. Sinusitis usually occurs from infections or viruses present in the air. Sinus infection may result in blockage or congestion in the nose while affecting the quality of breathing. Mild sinusitis mostly gets cured through prescribed medication. However, if the medication does not show any improvement, the ENT specialist may advise a surgical intervention to improve your breathing quality by restoring the air cavities or sinuses.

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Overview

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Complications of sinusitis:
  • Mastoiditis
  • Brain abscess
  • Orbital abscess
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • Frontal or maxillary osteomyelitis
Prevention from sinusitis:
  • Avoid respiratory infections
  • Be aware of your allergies
  • Avoid exposure to pollution
  • Use a humidifier
  • Avoid smoking
Risk factors for sinusitis:
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Nasal polyps
  • Fungal infection
  • Dental infection
  • Bacterial infection
  • Deviated nasal septum
Types of sinuses:
  • Frontal sinus - Behind the forehead
  • Ethmoid sinus - Between the eyes
  • Sphenoid sinus - Under the skull base
  • Maxillary sinus - Behind the cheekbone
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Treatment

Diagnosis

An ENT specialist will diagnose the condition thoroughly to identify the root cause. Patients suffering from sinusitis mostly experience a runny nose, nose stuffiness, or thick nasal discharge. The doctor will conduct a simple physical test with the help of a lighted instrument to check inside the nose and throat. There is a possibility that the doctor will put slight pressure on the sinuses regions to check the tenderness.

The doctor can use a nasal endoscope to look inside your nose to find any underlying condition like nasal polyps or tumors hindering the normal function of the nose and sinuses. When the condition is severely advanced, the doctor may send a swab of nasal discharge for a culture test to identify the cause of sinusitis.

Surgery

Patients suffering from mild symptoms of sinusitis can be treated through prescribed medication. However, if the condition is not cured through medication or other alternative treatments, the doctor may advise a surgical procedure to restore the sinuses normal function.

FESS is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts 40-60 minutes. This procedure is performed under the effect of anesthesia, where the patient does not feel pain or discomfort when a doctor inserts a thin tube in the nasal cavity to execute the surgery. FESS is an advanced surgery that has a better success rate than traditional surgical methods to treat sinusitis.

Why Pristyn Care?

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can sinusitis cause headaches?

Yes. Sinus infection caused in frontal sinuses located in the skull between the eyebrows can result in stabbing headaches. Headaches can be frequent in recurrent and chronic sinusitis conditions. Consult the best ENT specialist at Pristyn Care to get rid of severe or painful symptoms of sinusitis.

Can I prevent sinusitis from getting severe?

Yes. Inflammation in the nasal passage caused by a sinus infection can lead to congestion resulting in breathing difficulty. Fortunately, there are a few significant tips to avoid sinusitis getting worse:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap before eating to avoid the spread of infection.
  • Schedule regular checkups with your ENT specialist to treat sinusitis in the early stage.
  • Refrain from smoking as tobacco smoke can irritate the tissue lining of the nasal passage.
  • Avoid getting in contact with things you are allergic to. This will help the condition to be under control.
Can a rhinologist treat my sinusitis?

Yes, Rhinologists is a doctor that has medicinal discipline in anatomy and diseases of the nose, including paranasal sinuses. Rhinologists and ENT specialists can both treat patients suffering from sinusitis conditions.

Is FESS a major surgery?

No, with advanced and evolved medical technologies compared to traditional approaches, FESS is a safe and minimally invasive surgery. However, FESS is an endoscopic surgery that needs extreme patience and skills while performing, so patients suffering from sinusitis should consult an experienced ENT surgeon to undergo the FESS procedure to get better results.

When can I go home after FESS surgery?

FESS is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts for 30 minutes. This procedure is minimally invasive, performed by making small incisions if necessary and causes no blood loss. FESS is an outpatient technique to restore the normal function of sinuses, and the patient usually requires only one 1-day hospitalization if the surgeon does not suspect any complications.

Is FESS a painful procedure?

No, FESS is a modern medical technique done through an endoscopic approach. This surgery is performed under the effect of anesthesia which makes it painless. This procedure is advanced and minimally invasive that has a faster recovery duration with fewer chances of causing discomfort.

How long does it take to recover from FESS?

Patients who have undergone FESS surgery can resume work or normal activities within a week. The ENT specialist may suggest medication and a few instructions to support the recovery duration. However, the complete recovery from FESS may take approximately two months, when you can resume strenuous activities as well.

Why FESS for sinusitis?

FESS is an advanced and safe modern surgical procedure to treat sinusitis. This procedure is done with the help of an endoscope that gives access to the ENT doctor of infected sinuses. FESS is a painless procedure that restores the normal function of sinuses by removing the blockage while improving the breathing quality.

What is the cost of sinusitis treatment in Dehradun?

The average cost of sinusitis treatment may range from INR 35,000 to INR 55,000 in Dehradun. Though the sinusitis treatment cost involves a lot of factors that may differ from the mentioned average cost, a few of the factors are:

  • Patient’s age
  • Type of technique
  • Diagnostic test
  • General fee of the ENT specialist in Dehradun
  • Medication
  • The severity of the condition
Does sinusitis treatment get covered under insurance in Dehradun?

Sinus surgery is converted under medical insurance if the surgery is deemed a medical necessity. However, the medical insurance policy in Dehradun may differ from one person to another. Some insurance companies cover sinusitis treatment and some do not. Contact us to speak to our medical coordinator to know details about the medical insurance policy. Our in-house insurance approval team will assist you with your paperwork regarding medical claims and will try their best to get the maximum benefit.

How does sinusitis occur?

Sinusitis can occur due to any of the following reasons –

  • Allergies
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Medical conditions
Do allergies cause sinusitis?

Yes, several allergens from different dust, pollen, and pollution can progress case blockage inducing sinusitis. In addition, some patients also find themselves allergic to some food items that can result in sinusitis.

What are the complications during FESS?

FESS is a safe surgery that restores normal breathing. However, like any other surgery, there are several complications that can occur during the surgery depending on the severity of the condition, the medical health of the patient, and the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Possible complications of FESS include –

  • Abnormal nose bleed
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leakage
  • Infection around the surgical site
What are some diagnostic tests to determine sinusitis?

The general practitioner may recommend the following diagnostic tests to determine the presence of blocked sinuses. Some of the diagnostic tests include the following –

  • Imaging tests that include CT scans, X-rays, etc.
  • Tests for any existing allergies
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Nasal and sinus discharge sample test
Can a sinus infection cause a toothache?

Yes, a sinus infection can cause dental pain. The maxillary sinus is considered to be the most common site that instigates toothaches since sinuses, teeth, and gums all share the same nerves that transmit pain signals. Moreover, inflammation due to sinus infection can put pressure on the dental nerves causing pain.

What is the most effective cure for sinusitis?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS is considered one of the most effective procedures for the treatment of sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive procedure with almost no post-surgery scars. FESS is a very effective procedure to treat symptoms like nose blockage, facial pressure, pain, impaired breathing, or drainage caused due to sinusitis.

What is the OT time for FESS?

The duration of FESS can take 30 minutes, depending on the medical health of the patient and the surgical expertise of the surgeon.

What is the best treatment for chronic sinusitis?

FESS is considered a very effective procedure to get instant relief from symptoms of sinusitis and improve breathing quality significantly. The surgery aims to restore sinus ventilation for improved breathing.

How long does the pain last after sinus surgery?

There may be mild to moderate pain for the first few weeks after the surgery, but the patients usually feel normal within 1 to 2 months of surgery. However, it is important to visit the doctor for post-surgery consultation to ensure a smooth recovery.

Can sinusitis be cured with medication?

Several symptoms of acute sinusitis that are caused due to allergies can be managed through OTC medications. The doctor may prescribe several medications like antihistamines to treat the blocked sinuses. However, surgical procedure is the only effective method to treat chronic sinusitis.

What are the best medicines for sinusitis? 

Several OTC medications are very effective in managing symptoms of sinusitis-

  • Steroids that help with the swelling in the sinus membranes
  • Painkillers to ease the pain and discomfort
  • Antibiotics manage symptoms if sinusitis is caused due to bacterial infections.
  • Decongestants lower the amount of mucus in the sinuses.
  • Allergy medicines suppress symptoms caused due to certain allergens such as pollen, dust, ragweed, pet dander, pollution, etc.
Is FESS a painful sinus surgery? 

No, FESS is not a painful surgery since it is done under local or general anesthesia. This means that the patient is asleep during the entire procedure and does not usually feel any pain. However, mild discomfort may be felt around the surgical site after the effect of anesthesia wears off.

How long does it take to recover after the FESS procedure?

Patients usually require 5-7 days before going back to work, depending on the condition of each patient. However, it may take around 2-4 weeks to recover completely from FESS. The recovery period can vary from one patient to another depending on the medical condition of the patient and how strictly they follow the post-operative instructions.

What are the non-surgical methods to manage symptoms of sinusitis?

Some cases of acute sinusitis can improve on their own in case of bacterial infections. ENT specialists usually recommend several non-surgical methods, including home remedies to manage the symptoms of blocked sinuses –

  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Nasal saline washes
  • Nasal decongestant sprays
  • Topical nasal corticosteroids
  • Immunotherapy
Will I need septoplasty along with FESS for my sinus surgery? 

The patients may require a septoplasty followed by FESS if the cause of sinusitis deviates nasal septum. A deviated septum can result in chronic breathing problems, including sinusitis. This is why ENT surgeons recommend septoplasty for the same type of correction.

What is the difference between sinusitis and rhinitis?

Sinusitis refers to the inflammation of the tissue lining inside the air cavities of sinuses, whereas rhinitis, on the other hand, results in swollen nostrils, which are mainly caused due to allergies.

Does FESS leave scars on the nose?

FESS involves very small incisions that are carried out through the nasal opening or nostrils and do not leave any scars on the nose.

Can sinusitis cause nosebleeds?

Yes, severe sinusitis can result in nosebleeds due to inflammation. Chronic sinusitis affects the tissue lining of the nose from the inside resulting in a nosebleed. In addition, excessive pressure and damage to the blood vessels inside the nose can also lead to nosebleeds.

How to choose the best hospital for FESS in Dehradun 

Consider the following factors while choosing the best hospital for FESS in Dehradun –

  • The reputation of the hospital
  • Experience of the ENT specialist
  • Number of surgeries done in the hospital ENT specialist
  • Track record of the hospital in conducting successful surgeries
  • Facility and infrastructure
  • Accessibility to the hospital (nearby)
  • Reviews
  • Following proper COVID protocols
  • Availability of the surgeon on the day of surgery
What factors affect the cost of FESS in Dehradun?

Several factors that can affect the cost of FESS in Dehradun are –

  • Selection of the hospital
  • Cost of anesthesia
  • Medical condition of the patient
  • Severity of the condition
  • Cost of septoplasty (if required)
  • Consultation cost of the surgeon
  • Cost of medications
  • Insurance coverage

What Are The Types Of Sinusitis?

The sinusitis condition can differ from one patient to another. Some may have mild symptoms, and others can suffer from severe symptoms affecting life’s productivity. There are three types of sinusitis:

  • Acute sinusitis – The symptoms of acute sinusitis are mild and often mistaken as a common cold. This is usually caused by bacterial growth and lasts for two weeks or even less than that. Acute sinusitis can easily get cured through prescribed medication or other oral treatment without any surgical intervention.
  • Recurrent sinusitis – In this case, the episodes of sinusitis can occur more than 5-6 times in a year, causing congestion or blockage in the nasal passage.
  • Chronic sinusitis – The symptoms are usually advanced and can be painful, affecting breathing quality. The inflammation can last longer than four weeks and does not show any improvement through medication. The ENT specialist may advise the surgical procedure to improve the air cavities causing the disturbance in normal function.

Severe Health Complications That Can Occur if Sinusitis is Left Untreated

Sinusitis, if treated on time, can be cured through medication or oral treatments. But, sinusitis, if left untreated, can lead to serious health concerns. A few of the potential complications that occur due to sinusitis are:

  • Sinus infection can instigate migraine
  • Redness around the nasal area
  • Swelling on the face

Sinus infection can also spread in different organs present near sinuses locations. There are some significant risks that are associated with sinusitis and occur in rare cases:

  • Meningitis – The inflammation caused due to sinusitis can affect the fluid and membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord.
  • Encephalitis – In exceptional cases, a sinus infection can cause inflammation in the brain leading to a complex situation.
  • Visionary problems – Severely inflamed air cavities or sinuses located near the eyes can put excessive pressure on the optic nerve leading to visionary problems such as glaucoma, blurry vision, or complete blindness.

Pristyn Care ENT Clinic In Dehradun For Advanced Sinusitis Treatment

Visit Pristyn Care ENT clinic for safe and most effective sinusitis treatment performed with modern medical technologies. FESS is an evolved and advanced surgical procedure executed with the help of a small camera to access the sinuses to restore normal function while improving breathing quality.

Our clinics are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and uplifted all the safety measures to prevent patients from getting affected by the COVID virus. The personnel of each clinic is vaccinated and trained in sanitizing the operation theatres and consultation rooms regularly after every appointment. In addition, the staff ensures that all the medical instruments used during the process are appropriately sterilized to avoid any contact with the infection.

Consult Well Experienced ENT Doctors For Sinusitis Treatment In Dehradun

Pristyn Care has an in-house team of well-experienced ENT surgeons trained in performing advanced treatment with cutting-edge technology. In addition, all the ENT specialists are board-certified and have a long record of executing successful sinusitis treatment.

Get in touch with the best ENT doctor if you are suffering from any breathing issues or tenderness on your face to receive the best consultation. You can call us on the mentioned number to speak to our medical coordinator directly to know the details about the sinusitis treatment and its cost. A form is also given on the page as ‘Book Your Appointment’ for patients to fill in the required details. Our medical coordinator will call you at the earliest to provide you with all the information about the process of sinusitis treatment.

Surgical techniques for the treatment of chronic sinusitis.

FESS – Functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS is an effective technique to treat blocked sinuses that have become resilient to medications. This surgery aims to remove any obstruction in the nasal passages for improved ventilation. The patient is administered with local or general anesthesia before the surgery to ensure a painless experience during the entire surgery. The surgeon makes a small incision on the inside of the nose to allow the insertion of a medical device called an endoscope. An endoscope is attached to a light and a camera on the other end to visualize the condition of the sinuses.

The surgeon drains the sinuses and removes any polyps or inflammatory tissues that could be the root cause of your blocked sinuses. Sinus surgery can take 30 minutes depending on the severity of the condition and the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Patients who undergo FESS experience improved sleep quality due to improved breathing.

Septoplasty – Septoplasty is a surgical procedure for the treatment of deviated nasal septum. Patients with a deviated septum suffer from a cartilage inclination towards either side of the nose, causing several congestions in the nasal passage. This can lead to chronic sinusitis and several diseases, including pain, sleep apnea, etc. The anesthesia doctor administers general or local anesthesia before the surgery for a painless experience. The surgeon corrects the nasal deviation to restore normal breathing and eliminate any blockage. The ENT specialist may insert soft silicone splints for additional support to the septum.

What to expect after the FESS procedure?

  • The patient can expect to spend a few hours in the recovery room immediately after the surgery to allow the doctor to monitor her health.
  • There may be some bleeding after the surgery which may subside after the first day. Your breathing should return to normal gradually after 2-3 days of surgery.
  • The patient may feel slight pain and some nasal pressure for the first several days. You may ask your doctor for any medications to reduce the pain after the operation.
  • The patients may feel very fatigued for the first week after the surgery. This is a normal process, and individuals are often advised to take a week off before the surgery.

Why choose Pristyn Care for FESS in Dehradun?

Pristyn Care is associated with some of the best hospitals and healthcare institutions in Dehradun. We have some of the best ENT specialists with years of experience in FESS to ensure a very high success rate. We have a full-stack healthcare provider that performs outpatient surgeries that are minimally invasive in nature with a faster recovery duration.

The benefits of choosing Pristyn Care are –

  • Highly experienced ENT specialists – Our ENT specialists are fully trained and certified to perform advanced FESS procedures with a high success rate. Our surgeons discuss all the necessary information about FESS prior to the procedure to make you aware of the procedure and certain risks involved during the treatment.
  • Insurance approval – We assist with the insurance approval paperwork for FESS. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance company and the terms and conditions set by them. Our team of experts will do their best to help you claims any benefits from the medical insurance.
  • Flexible payment options – We offer various modes of payment for FESS with no cost EMI. In addition, we accept credit cards and cash payments for the procedure.
  • Free pick-up and drop facility- We provide free cab services for pick-up and drop-off to each patient within the city on the day of FESS surgery.
  • Free follow-up consultation – Recovery plays an essential role in the treatment. Pristyn Care provides free follow-up consultation along with proper diet charts to all the patients who have undergone FESS surgery for a quicker and smoother recovery process.
  • COVID-19 safe environment – During the time of the COVID crisis, Pristyn Care makes ensures proper sanitization of all the OTs and clinics before each surgery to curb the spread of COVID. It is our top priority to maintain excellent hygiene and social distancing while providing a seamless patient experience.

Booking an Appointment with the best ENT surgeon for FESS

  • Fill out the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. Our medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest and gather details from your end once the appointment form is submitted. They will subsequently fix an appointment with the concerned ENT specialist according to your schedule.
  • Connect directly with our medical coordinators via the contact number on our website. A team of dedicated medical coordinators will gather inputs from your end and connect you with the ENT doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively.
  • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation. A nominal consultation fee will be charged.
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