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expand iconWhat is the cost of FESS/sinus surgery in India?

FESS is one of the best and safest surgical procedures to cure sinus infection or sinusitis. The cost of FESS in India can range from Rs.25,000 to Rs.75,000. However, this can vary depending on multiple factors like: ||Type of the hospital ||Location or area of the hospital ||Severity and complexity of the nasal septum deviation ||Amount to be paid for doctor consultation [consultation fee] ||The cost of diagnostic tests and laboratory tests ||The cost of medicine or follow-up sessions after the surgery ||To know the exact cost of FESS, contact the coordinator of a specific hospital from where you wish to undergo surgery.

expand iconDoes my insurance cover FESS?

FESS can be covered under your insurance, and it depends on what type of insurance you choose and from where you opted for it. To know more details about the insurance for FESS, you can consult our coordinator by making a call or filling the form that is on this page.

expand iconWhat is the full form of FESS?

FESS stands for functional endoscopic sinus surgery. It is one of the best and safest minimally invasive procedures that helps in enlarging the nasal drainage pathways and improves sinus ventilation. At Pristyn Care, you can undergo the risk-free and painless FESS at an affordable cost.

expand iconWhat is the medical term for a sinus infection?
expand iconWhat care should be taken after FESS?

After undergoing FESS, you should follow a few instructions provided by your doctor to recover quickly and to avoid the occurrence of complications. They are: ||Start nasal irrigation as directed by your doctor ||Try not to blow your nose for two weeks after the surgery ||Avoid doing strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects ||Don’t suppress the need to cough or sneeze ||Take the medications as prescribed by your doctor ||Contact the doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms of sinusitis

expand iconHow do I prepare for FESS/sinus surgery?

Here are a few preparations that you need to know before undergoing FESS or sinus surgery. ||Before two weeks of the date of the surgery, you need to avoid taking aspirin ||Stop taking ibuprofen five days before the surgery ||Inform your doctor about the medication that you are on ||Stop smoking at least three weeks before your surgery date ||Bring a family member or a guardian along with you for a safe ride home after the surgery

expand iconWhat are the steps involved in FESS?

FESS involves the following steps: ||1. The patient will be sedated using either local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity and complexity of the surgery. ||2. All the vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen levels throughout the surgery will be monitored. ||3. Inserting an endoscope into the nose to check and evaluate the severity of the sinus infection. ||4. Now, with the help of surgical instruments, any damaged or affected tissues or bones or any polyps that make it impossible for sinuses to drain correctly are removed. ||5. Once the surgery is completed, the patient will be transferred to the recovery room.

expand iconHow long does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

Once you undergo FESS or sinus surgery, you will probably return to your work within 7-10 days. However, you will feel normal within 1 to 2 months and can do daily activities within 3-4 weeks. If you wish to recover quickly, follow all the instructions recommended by your doctor and plan proper follow-up sessions with your doctor.

expand iconWhat are the risks and complications of FESS?

Every medical surgery involves risks and complications, and similarly, FESS is also associated with a few risks and complications, including: ||Bleeding ||Chronic nasal drainage ||Damage to the base of the skull ||Reduced or loss of smell ||Failure to remove the blockage of sinus ||Permanent numbness of the upper teeth ||Failure to improve or resolve sinus or nasal headaches

expand iconWhat happens if a sinus infection is left treated?
expand iconCan sinus infection spread to the lungs?
expand iconIs undergoing FESS good or bad?

FESS is the best surgical procedure to cure sinusitis or sinus infection. However, few individuals may resist undergoing FESS because of its risks and complications. But FESS is the safest surgery that improves your nasal breathing and promotes the highest quality of healthcare. Need not worry about risks and complications as they occur very rarely.

expand iconWhat is the success rate of FESS or sinus surgery?

A few clinical studies have reported that the success rate of FESS/sinus surgery can range between 80% to 90%. However, this depends on multiple factors, and a few of them are: ||Age of the patient ||Severity and complexity of the sinusitis ||Presence of underlying nose disease or disorder ||The patient satisfaction rate for FESS is about 85%, and we recommend undergoing FESS at Pristyn Care as we provide the safest and painless FESS at an affordable price.

expand iconIs sinus surgery serious?

If you are suffering from health concerns and facing difficulty doing daily activities due to severe sinusitis, your doctor can recommend undergoing sinus surgery. It is a major surgery as it involves anesthesia and insertion of surgical instruments into your nose to remove the polyps or damaged tissues that result in blockage of the sinus for proper drainage. FESS also involves a few major risks and complications, which are rare.

expand iconIs undergoing FESS good or bad?
expand iconWhat are the advantages of FESS?

Below are a few of the advantages of FESS when compared with other sinus surgeries. ||Minimally invasive ||No scarring or no scar formation ||Quick recovery or faster recovery ||Less pain ||At Pristyn Care, you can undergo the latest and advanced FESS at an affordable cost.

expand iconWhat are the common causes of a sinus infection?

The most common causes of sinus infection are: ||Allergies ||Viral infections [rhinovirus, influenza virus, and Parainfluenza virus] ||Bacterial infections [ Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Staphylococcus aureus] ||Nasal polyps or sinus polyps [abnormal growths in the nose or sinus]

expand iconCan sinusitis cause shortness of breath?
expand iconWhat are the food items that can cause sinusitis?
expand iconAre sinus and vertigo related?

Yes, sinus and vertigo are related. Allergy-related nasal and sinus congestion can cause vertigo or severe dizziness. This is because, during a sinus infection, your sinuses are no longer able to drain the mucus properly, and this undrained mucus gets stored in a Eustachian tube that runs from the inner ear to your throat. The Eustachian tube is a part of the system that helps you to maintain your balance.

expand iconAre sinuses vestigial?

Yes, several doctors have stated that one can live without sinuses as it is not a vital organ. Without sinuses, one can lead a happy life with no risks or complications. So sinuses are grouped under vestigial organs.

expand iconAre sinus infections contagious?

No, sinus infections are not contagious, but the viruses that are responsible for sinus infections are contagious. When a person with a sinus infection sneezes or coughs, the virus can spread from the droplets through the air and can infect the healthy individual. So, it is recommended to maintain and follow a healthy lifestyle like covering your nose or mouth to reduce the risk of catching an infection.

expand iconCan sinus infection spread to the brain?
expand iconCan blocked sinuses affect your eyes?
expand iconWhat medications can be used to treat sinusitis?

You can treat your sinusitis with medications only if you do not show any symptoms or if the condition is mild. In case of severe sinusitis that is affecting your lifestyle, your doctor can recommend undergoing FESS or sinus surgery. However, a few of the medications that can be used to treat mild sinusitis are decongestants, antibiotics, corticosteroids, antihistamines, analgesics, and non-inflammatory drugs. We recommend you to take these medications only as directed by your doctor or under the supervision of your doctor.

expand iconWhat is the best and safest way to get rid of sinusitis?
expand iconWhat is the first-line treatment for sinusitis?
expand iconWhat are the types of sinus infections?

Usually, sinus infections are of two types and are: ||Acute sinus infection or acute sinusitis ||Chronic sinus infection or chronic sinusitis ||Acute sinus infection can last from a week to 10 weeks and may not require any surgical procedure as it can be treated with medicines. In comparison, chronic sinusitis may last over ten weeks and would need both medical and surgical options. At Pristyn Care, we offer the best and safest sinus surgery at an affordable cost, for both acute and chronic sinusitis.