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.
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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive surgery in which the ENT surgeons use nasal endoscopes to locate the infected and inflamed parts of the sinuses and then drain them to relieve the patient’s symptoms. It is a highly effective sinus infection surgery with a success rate of over 80-90%.
Since the surgery is performed internally through the nostrils, there is no scarring or bruising on the face. The surgery is called functional as its biggest objective is to restore the function of the sinuses and make breathing easier for the patient.
FESS is extremely safe and can be easily performed in kids above 2 years of age, however, proper care after the 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)
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is an advanced sinus and in order to perform it successfully, you need state-of-the-art infrastructure and expert ENT specialists. Pristyn Care is equipped with both, i.e., it is associated with the best ENT clinics in India and has a team of expert ENT surgeons with 10+ years of experience in providing USFDA-approved advanced surgeries like FESS.
Another 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 is usually very apparent and 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 their condition.
Before the surgery, you should discuss your condition with your ENT surgeon and determine whether you need another procedure such as septoplasty, turbinate reduction, etc. in addition to FESS for effective long-term relief.
The procedure usually lasts for about 2 hours and most patients are discharged on the same day as the surgery. It is usually performed under local anesthesia to reduce the chances of anesthesia-related complications in the patient.
Once the patient has been anesthetized, the surgeon inserts a nasal endoscope through the nose. The endoscope has a light, camera and surgical instruments attached to it that help the surgeon visualize the surgical field clearly and perform the surgery. When all the diseased and infected bone, cartilage tissue, polyps, etc., blocking the sinuses have been removed, the incision is closed using stitches and nasal packing.
|Scars & Stitches||Yes||Minimal|
|Follow Up Consultation||No||Yes|
|No Cost EMI||No||Yes|
You should follow the given instructions to prepare for sinus surgery and avoid both surgical and post-surgical related sinus complications:
After the surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery room for observation, in severe cases, you may be kept for overnight observation, but most patients are discharged on the same day. You may have a little pain and discomfort, along with some nasal congestion and discharge for 2-3 weeks. During this period you should follow your surgeon’s instructions and take your prescription medicines without fail to ensure your recovery goes smoothly.
You will be able to resume your work, school, etc. within a week and most patient can even resume their normal routine within 3 weeks. For people with strenuous and physical jobs, this period may extend for 1-2 months. You should visit your ENT surgeon for postoperative consultations for at least 3-4 months to ensure there are no complications during recovery.
You may need FESS surgery if you have chronic or recurring severe sinus infection or inflammation that is not showing significant improvement even with maximum medical management, i.e., medical treatments such as antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines, home remedies, etc.
Another significant sign you need sinus surgery is if you have nasal/sinus polyps or if your sinus infection has spread to the surrounding structures like facial bones, eyes, tonsils, brain, etc. In these instances, immediate sinus surgery is required to mitigate the damage and prevent irreversible damage to the patient.
One of the biggest advantages of Functional Endoscopic Surgery is that it is a minimally invasive surgery that provides long-term relief from sinusitis without any facial/aesthetic damage to the patient. Since it is a conservative surgery, very little tissue is removed and the patient has minimal postoperative pain with very low chances of complications.
Compared to other sinus surgeries like balloon sinuplasty, it has a higher success rate in the long term on the first try and does not need to be repeated in most cases. The improvement in breathing and sinusitis after FESS is also quick, hence, the patient is less reliant on medicines.
You can follow the given tips to enhance your recovery after FESS:
The cost of FESS surgery for sinusitis relief ranges from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 70,000. The surgery is minimally invasive and does not affect the facial aesthetics at all.
Some common factors that can affect the cost of the surgery are:
Consult with the best ENT surgeons at Pristyn Care and get the cost estimate of FESS surgery.
Anita (pseudonym) is a woman in her late 20s who had been suffering from chronic sinusitis and related symptoms for almost 20 years. She had frequent bouts of common colds and sinus problems, along with sinus-related headaches. She had tried conservative treatments such as medicines, saltwater gargles, steam, etc., her whole life, but none of these had provided her adequate long-lasting relief.
Finally, she approached Pristyn Care for treatment. Our ENT doctor performed a thorough physical examination, along with diagnostic tests such as tissue culture, blood tests, and CT scans. On diagnosis, it was revealed that she has been suffering from allergy-induced chronic sinusitis all this time. Additionally, the CT scans and X-ray images revealed that she has a deviated nasal septum which makes her more susceptible to sinus infections.
To ensure complete and long-lasting recovery, the ENT surgeon recommended a combined surgery, including septoplasty and FESS surgery. Her surgery was scheduled and performed within the following week. She experienced mild pain and discomfort for about 1 week after the surgery. But after one week, her airway cleared and she was able to breathe without issues for the first time in almost 20 years.
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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