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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Healthy sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection. FESS or functional endoscopic sinusitis surgery is a minimally invasive surgical treatment that uses the nasal endoscope to enlarge the nasal drainage pathways of sinuses, which will improve sinus ventilation. The surgery is used to treat inflammatory sinus diseases that don’t respond to drugs.

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Overview

Fess
Types of sinuses:
  • Frontal sinus - Behind the forehead
  • Ethmoid sinus - Between the eyes
  • Sphenoid sinus - Under the skull base
  • Maxillary sinus - Behind the cheekbone
Risk factors for sinusitis:
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Nasal polyps
  • Fungal infection
  • Dental infection
  • Bacterial infection
  • Deviated nasal septum
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
Why Pristyn Care?
  • Most advanced and affordable surgery
  • No Cost EMI
  • Expert surgeons
  • Free follow ups post Surgery
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Treatment

Diagnosis

An ENT doctor in Indore will diagnose acute sinusitis based on your symptoms, medical history, and a simple physical examination. The doctor will ask about your symptoms and how long they last, look into your ears, nose, and throat, and may tap or press on your face to test for tenderness over specific sinuses.

Procedure

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is the most common surgical method to treat chronic sinus infections. In the FESS procedure, the surgeon uses the magnifying endoscope to remove the affected tissue. FESS is a minimally invasive type to open the sinuses and it helps to restore you to better health. When the procedure is finished, the temporary nasal packing will be placed in your nose, which will support the newly opened sinus passages and also absorb the excess fluid while the tissues heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the recovery time for FESS or Sinus surgery?

The recovery time will depend on the overall health and which sinus surgery you are suffering from. Basically, you should plan to take rest and not visit school or work for several days after the surgery is done. The doctor will give you instructions on how to speed up the recovery.

Will the surgery process be painful?

Every patient has a different pain tolerance. Most of the patients manage sinus surgery with medications. The doctor will tell you what to expect, based on the surgery you have. Facial swelling is rare but the inside of your nose will be swollen and sore for a while.

Will I get a medical claim at Pristyn Care in Indore for sinus surgery?

Yes, there is a medical claim for sinus surgery. Pristyn Care assists with the paperwork for insurance approval for FESS. However, the approval depends on the insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider in the area.

What is FESS?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS refers to the minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic sinus infections, including blocked sinuses, to restore normal breathing and improve sinus ventilation.

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 scan, 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 anywhere between 30-45 minutes, depending on the medical health of the patient and the surgical expertise of the surgeon.

What is the cost of laser sinus surgery in Indore?

The cost of FESS surgery in Indore can range anywhere between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 70,000. However, the actual cost can vary depending on several factors such as choice of hospital, consultation fee, the severity of the condition, etc.

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 the 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 is deviated 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 Indore 

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

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

The cost of FESS in Indore can range anywhere between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 70,000. However, the overall cost of the procedure can vary depending on several factors such as selection of hospital, consultation fee of the urologist, medication cost, insurance coverage, etc.

Is there insurance coverage for FESS in Indore?

Yes, some health insurance companies cover the cost of FESS partially or entirely if FESS is deemed as a medical necessity. Chronic sinusitis can cause severe breathing problems and surgical procedures can become a medical necessity. Pristyn Care has a dedicated team that assists with the insurance claims for FESS. However, the insurance claim depends on the type of insurance provider and the terms and conditions set by them.

Undergo Advanced Sinusitis Treatment in Indore at Pristyn Care

According to the doctors, the disease is likely to be higher in the city given the pollution levels and because of the unhealthy lifestyle of the residents. Most people suffer silently until the symptoms start to affect their productivity. Patients who have mild sinus infection do not realize any symptoms which can last beyond 10 weeks. According to the ENT doctors, a lot of the patients treated by them suffer from sinusitis. Besides, congestion and sinusitis can also be caused by viral infections, which, if left untreated, can lead to bacterial infections, excessive moisture, and allergies which can lead to the accumulation of the fungus in the sinus cavities. You can make an appointment with the best ENT doctor in Indore to know the extent or severity of your disease. In most cases, the sinus cavities get so blocked that doctors will recommend surgery to tackle the mucus formation.

Surprisingly, many people suffer silently and do not visit an ENT Specialist until symptoms begin to enhance and affect their life & productivity. In addition to this, it’s a fact that patients with initial stages of sinus infection do not realize the symptoms. If they last for 2-3 months, it could be an indication of chronic sinusitis, which is treatable by surgery.

Visit Pristyn Care hospitals to get rid of Sinus Infections in Indore

Sinus is a big problem, so it should be treated within time, or else it will create more problems for the patient. There are plenty of clinics that are available in Indore but the main problem is that they are not able to provide the best treatment for the patient. At Pristyn Care, the FESS-Sinus surgery is done with advanced procedures. The whole procedure is finished in a day, so the patient doesn’t have to stay in the hospital for long. The advantage of going for the surgery is that there is no loss of blood, plus the surgery is time-saving. The recovery is quick when you opt for the surgery.

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 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 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 anywhere between 30-45 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. However, patients may not require more than 1-day hospitalization and can go home if the doctor does not suspect any complications.
  • 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 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 Indore?

Pristyn Care is associated with some of the best hospitals and healthcare institutions in Indore. 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 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 – Pristyn Care offers 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- Pristyn Care provides 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. We provide 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, We make ensure 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 with our ENT experts. A nominal consultation fee will be charged.
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