Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), is an effective, long-term minimally invasive surgery for severe chronic or recurring sinus infections. We are one of the leading surgery providers for FESS and other similar ENT procedures required to effectively and safely treat sinusitis.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), is an effective, long-term minimally invasive surgery for severe chronic or recurring sinus infections. We are one of the ... Read More
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An endoscopic sinus surgery procedure is usually performed to remove blockages and treat other problems in the sinuses using an endoscope (a thin, rigid tube with a camera and a light). This surgical procedure does not involve cutting the skin because it is performed entirely through the nostrils.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a highly effective surgery with a success rate of 80-90%. It is extremely safe and can be easily performed in kids above 2 years of age. However, proper care after sinus surgery is necessary to ensure they do not suffer from long-term sinus complications or breathing issues.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
1 - 2 hours
ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologists)
A healthcare provider usually suggests endoscopic sinus surgery if you have chronic sinus inflammation or a chronic sinus infection that doesn’t improve with medical treatments.
Another significant sign you need sinus surgery is if you have nasal/sinus polyps or if the sinus infection has spread to the surrounding structures like facial bones, eyes, tonsils, brain, etc. In such cases, immediate sinus surgery is required to mitigate the damage.
Benefit of Pristyn Care is that it has multiple ENT Clinics in all major Indian cities where ENT doctors provide expert consultation for sinus issues, hearing disorders, and other ear, nose and throat disorders.
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Sinusitis can be easily diagnosed because of its distinctive symptoms such as postnasal drip, facial heaviness, pain and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead, blocked nose, etc. However, a comprehensive diagnosis is necessary to determine a treatment plan, especially if the patient is not showing significant improvement through medical management. Common diagnostic tests performed for sinusitis are:
These tests help determine the cause of sinus infection and whether the patient has a deviated nasal septum or nasal polyps that may be contributing to the condition.
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Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure employed to address chronic sinusitis, a condition characterized by persistent inflammation and swelling in the sinus cavities. This surgical procedure involves an endoscope, a slender and flexible tube equipped with a light and camera. It is inserted through the nostrils to gain a clear visual of the sinus passages. By effectively visualizing the affected areas, the surgeon eliminates obstructive or diseased tissue and widens the sinus passages. It helps in improving the drainage of mucus from the sinuses. It helps in alleviating the symptoms, reducing inflammation, and minimizing the likelihood of recurring infections. The surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia, the primary objective of endoscopic sinus surgery is to enhance sinus drainage and provide long-term relief from chronic sinusitis.
Preauricular sinuses are common congenital malformations. They affect men and women, and they can be unilateral or bilateral. A preauricular sinus appears as a very small pit in front of the external ear. When a preauricular sinus becomes infected, it is an indication for surgery to remove the entire sinus tract. Removal of a preauricular sinus is done under general anesthesia, and patients usually get discharged home the same day. Sutures are removed one week later, and the scars after the surgery are very minimal.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is the most commonly performed surgery for the sinus. It is usually performed to widen the passages between the nose and sinuses to remove bone-infected tissues to allow the trapped mucus to drain out. This surgery is performed with the help of an endoscope, which allows doctors to look inside the nose and sinuses and perform the surgery with precision. During the surgery, a doctor puts a decongestant and numbing solution in the nose. After that, a surgeon inserts surgical tools along with the endoscope to extract bone, damaged tissue, or polyps that may be causing the blockage in your sinuses. Finally, the doctor packs the nose with bandages to soak blood or discharge.
Sinusitis surgery provides numerous benefits for individuals facing severe or recurrent sinusitis symptoms. Here are some advantages of sinusitis surgery:
You must follow all the instructions provided by your healthcare provider to promote healing after the surgery. It may include wound care, medication usage, and nasal care.
After undergoing sinusitis surgery, a doctor usually suggests making certain lifestyle changes to promote healing and lower the chance of problems. Some common lifestyle changes are as follows:
Some common risks and complications associated with endoscopic sinus surgery are as follows:
Before undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery, you must ask the following questions to have a better understanding of the procedure and the risks and complications associated with it
The cost of endoscopic sinus surgery typically ranges from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 70,000. However, this is the estimated cost of sinusitis surgery, the final cost of surgery depends on various factors. Some common factors that can affect the cost of the surgery are:
Yes, most companies in India cover the cost of sinusitis surgery. However, the specifics can vary from policy to policy. There are a few healthcare insurance providers in India that may cover sinusitis treatment:
FESS is a minimally invasive sinus surgery, i.e., very little tissue is removed during the surgery. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) has a success rate of 80-90%, even in severe cases, and is generally considered to be a very safe procedure even in kids.
FESS is medically necessary to provide relief from chronic sinus and is usually covered by most major insurance providers. However, the extent of the coverage depends on the terms of the policy.
Yes, you can get sinusitis even after surgery, but the chances of recurrence are very low, i.e., less than 4% in most cases. Even if a patient get sinusitis again, surgery can be easily repeated to provide relief.
Sometimes, if a patient has a deviated nasal septum, then they may need septoplasty in addition to FESS as nasal septal deviation contributes to accumulation of bacteria that can lead to sinusitis recurrence due to spread of infection after the surgery.
Yes, most patients have an improved sense of smell (and taste in some cases) after sinus surgery due to better flow of oxygenated air to these tissues.
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