What is FESS?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure carried out for the treatment of sinus disease or infection. The procedure involves the usage of nasal endoscopes to enlarge the pathways of the paranasal sinuses. It is often suggested for the treatment of inflammatory or infectious sinus diseases that usually don’t respond to medical treatments. These conditions include nasal polyps, decompression of eye sockets, chronic rhinosinusitis, etc. If you are having sinus problems, book an appointment with one of the best ENT specialists in Delhi and undergo FESS at the hands of experienced doctors.

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Primary diagnosis will include general questions about your symptoms, since when you are having them, if sinusitis is genetic in your family, etc. The ENT doctor may also want to know about the previous treatments you have taken for sinusitis, if any. The ENT specialist will also ask about your medical history in order to make a detailed diagnosis and find out the cause of the condition. Your ENT doctor will also do a physical examination and check your face, ears, nose and throat for any swelling, blockage or draining. The doctor may also use an endoscope to look inside the nose. In some cases, you might be recommended to take imaging exams like a CT scan for a better diagnosis. Results from your diagnosis and imaging tests will be evaluated to decide the best treatment for your sinus problem.
If your diagnosis suggests that your sinus infection can be treated without surgery, your ENT specialist will prescribe you medications including antibiotics and nasal drops to treat the infection. The doctor will also recommend some other natural remedies or lifestyle changes to treat the condition. Surgery for sinusitis is chosen for patients with severe or chronic sinusitis that could not be treated with nonsurgical treatments. FESS surgery in Delhi is performed under the influence of anesthesia (local or general, depending on the preference of the patient). The procedure is done inside the nose and thus there will be no external incisions or stitches. The surgeon will use modern surgical instruments with minimally invasive technique to unblock the sinuses. During FESS, small amounts of bone and swollen lining blocking the sinuses may be removed. After your sinusitis surgery, the inflammation will settle down and your symptoms will start to get better. To know more about FESS and how this surgery can improve your life, book your consultation with the best ENT doctors for sinusitis surgery Delhi.
  • Bleeding or spinal fluid leak
  • Recurrence of sinus disease
  • Visual problems or even blindness is the worst-case scenario
  • Alteration in the sense of smell and taste
  • Facial pain or swelling around the eyes
  • Change in the resonance or voice quality
  • Extraocular muscle injury
  • Persistent diplopia
  • Nasolacrimal duct injury
  • Orbital hemorrhage or hematoma
  • Orbital foreign body
  • Optic nerve injury
  • Elevate your head to minimize bleeding and reduce swelling after the surgery.
  • If you have splints in your nose, keep them in place. If they get clogged, breathe through your mouth and do not remove the packing or splints.
  • Do not blow your nose for at least a week after surgery.
  • Do not lift heavy weights or perform strenuous exercises that can cause straining.
  • If you have to sneeze or cough, try doing it with an open mouth.
  • Don’t take aspirin as it can slow down the clotting process and increase the chances of excessive bleeding.
  • Visit the doctor for regular follow-ups.
  • Contact your surgeon if you experience persistent pain, bleeding, breathing issues, etc.

Frequently Asked Question

Anyone can get a sinus infection. However, individuals with nasal allergies, polyps, asthma and abnormal nose structure are at a higher risk of developing sinusitis. Also, smokers are more likely to get repeated episodes of sinus infection. If you are suffering from sinus infection, wait no more and get yourself treated by the best ENT doctors for sinusitis treatment in Delhi.

It is advised to not blow your nose for the first 48 hours after your sinus surgery. You can still wipe gently if you have to. Ask your ENT doctor when you can begin to gently blow your nose.
You can expect to go home the same day after your FESS surgery in Delhi. Some patients might be recommended to stay at the hospital for one night.
Most patients return to regular life 2 to 3 days after their sinusitis surgery. Our ENT doctors and surgeons use the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques to perform ENT surgeries, which allow the patient to return to his or her regular life including office routine and daily errands soon after the surgery. To gather more information about FESS surgery in Delhi, its procedure and advantages, contact us.
It is common to have a nose block after FESS surgery. You may feel that your nose is blocked and may also have some mild pain for a few weeks after the surgery. Painkillers prescribed by your ENT doctor will help reduce this pain If you develop severe headache or pain, you should contact your ENT doctor right away.
Functional endoscopic sinusitis surgery or FESS is an innovative and less invasive procedure performed under the influence of anesthesia. This makes the procedure pain-free. However, it is common for your nose to feel blocked and you may also feel some mild pain for a few days after the surgery. Prescribed painkillers will be given to help reduce pain after sinusitis surgery.
In general, major or concerning complications are very rare after sinusitis surgery. If you are particularly worried about something, you should discuss the same with your ENT surgeon prior to your surgery.

Seek relief from blocked nose and facial pressure with the innovative Functional Endoscopic Sinusitis Surgery or FESS in Delhi

Sinusitis is often caused due to blocked, inflamed or infected sinuses. Individuals suffering from sinusitis often complain of a blocked or stuffy nose, pressure or pain in the face or a runny nose. Other signs of sinusitis may also include headache and loss of sense of smell.  Patients with acute sinusitis may find relief without treatment or respond well to medical treatment with antibiotics or nasal drops or sprays. In some patients with severe or chronic sinusitis, a surgery may be needed to find long term relief from this condition. In rare cases if sinusitis is not treated, the condition can lead to severe complications such as the infection spreading into the eye socket or into the fluid present around the brain. These complications might be rare but should not be ignored. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, you should listen to your doctor’s recommendation regarding the treatment options. 

FESS is an innovative and highly successful ENT procedure at improving the symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis and unlike other treatment options for sinusitis, the surgery provides long-lasting relief from the condition. You can now schedule your consultation with renowned and one of the best specialist ENT surgeons to discuss your sinusitis and what would be the most suitable treatment for your case. Our doctors will discuss all possible treatment options for your case and will assist you to make a fully informed decision.

What is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery or FESS?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is the surgery performed for severe or chronic sinusitis that is not manageable with nonsurgical treatments. In the past, sinus surgeries were performed through incisions in the face and mouth area, which lead to scarring. But the functional endoscopic sinus surgery allows the surgery to be performed without the need for these cut and incisions, making the procedure absolutely scar-free. There is usually no need to stay in the hospital overnight following the sinus surgery. After this procedure, you will be taken from the operating room to your hospital room, where you will remain under observation for a few hours.  

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What to expect after sinusitis surgery?

Complications after sinusitis surgery are rare. Most patients recover without complications and find long term relief from sinusitis.  You will need to rest and take things easy for a week after your sinus surgery. If your job involves manual heavy lifting, try to take at least a week off work to have a comfortable recovery. 

Your doctor will prescribe painkillers for the first few days after the surgery. You will not have severe pain, you may have moderate discomfort and pain which will slowly go away. Feel free to discuss any discomfort with your doctor during the recovery period. 

Even after you have left the hospital, we will still look after you at every step of the recovery and after. Your ENT doctor will talk to you about the possible risks and complications of this procedure and how they may apply to you. On rare occasions, complications after sinus surgery can occur. If you experience complications such as a swollen eyelid or bleeding from the nose, call your doctor straight away.

Typically, your ENT doctor will want to see you after your recovery to see how you are doing. We will arrange a free of cost follow up appointment with the ENT doctor after you have recovered completely.  Even if you need to see the doctor before, get in touch with us and we will schedule a consultation to the soonest. 

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Our ENT specialist doctors for sinusitis treatment and FESS surgery in Delhi

Dr. Purodha Prasad is an ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Hauz Khas, Delhi and has an experience of 9 years in this field. Dr. Purodha Prasad practices at Pristyn Care Clinic in Hauz Khas, Delhi. She completed MBBS from University of Delhi in 2012,MS – ENT from University of Delhi in 2017 and Certificate Course in Skull Base Surgery from Gruppo Otologico in 2019.  She is a member of The Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi branch).  

Dr. Abhinav Raj is an ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Hauz Khas, Delhi and has an experience of 9 years in this field. Dr. Abhinav Raj practices at Pristyn Care Clinic in Hauz Khas, Delhi. Completed his MBBS from Manipal College of Medical Sciences in 2011. Completed his Post Graduation in ENT & HNS from MGM Medical College & LSK Hospital in 2016.

Dr B.K. Agarwal completed MS (ENT) In 1990 And Did Senior Residency For 4 Years (1990-94) From DDU Hospital New Delhi. I Started Private Practice In Janakpuri In 1996 And Joined Mata Chanan Devi Hospital As An Ent Consultant. I Specialized In Micro Ear Surgery And Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Dr Munish Taneja is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon practising in Dwarka, Delhi with a total experience of 20 years. He is a dedicated surgeon and has a special interest in Endoscopic sinus surgery. He developed a flair for teaching while working as Assistant professor in Medical College.  He had extensive exposure to Head and Neck Cancer surgeries at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi. He has done a fellowship in Endoscopic Sinus surgery. He is presently working as Senior Consultant in Rockland Hospital, Dwarka.

Dr. Bulbul Gupta is a Young and dedicated ENT and Head-Neck surgeon. Delhi. She has 15 years experience in this field. She completed her MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur in 2000, Diploma in Otolaryngology (DLO) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in 2003 and DNB in 2006. During the course of her residency and subsequent registrarship she gained extensive experience in all routine and major surgical procedures related to the ear, voice box, sinonasal region and neck.

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