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 Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad.
  • 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 Hyderabad.

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 Hyderabad. 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 Hyderabad, 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 Sinus Surgery in Hyderabad for relief from chronic or long-term sinusitis

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS is used to treat patients with severe sinus problems. This surgery can be performed without the use of incisions in the face or mouth. FESS surgery will only be considered for a patient when medicinal treatment options including medicines, drops, tablets and sprays have been unsuccessful. 

If you have been suffering from sinusitis for a long time now, you should not wait to visit an ENT doctor and get it treated. At ENT specialist in Hyderabad, our skilled ENT surgeons regularly perform ENT surgeries with the latest, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our team of ENT doctors and nurses prioritise the comfort and health of the patient. Our hospitals and clinics have dedicated ENT units with the latest surgical equipment to deliver high-quality ENT services. Our hospitals and clinics follow strict infection control measures and protocols to minimise the risk of COVID-19 and other infections. You can book your appointment at your convenient time without having to wait for your appointment. You can ask the ENT doctor all of your questions and understand how sinus surgery in Hyderabad is the best treatment for your sinus problem and how it would benefit you.

Why do people have sinus surgery in Hyderabad?

Most people undergo sinus surgery in Hyderabad if they suffer from repeated sinus infections and other treatments (like antibiotic medications, drops and nose sprays) have been proven ineffective. Sometimes, repeated sinus infections may occur if the sinus openings are blocked or narrow. Depending on your diagnosis and test results, your ENT doctor will decide if surgery is right for you.  The aim of the FESS is to widen the passage between the sinus and the nose so that mucus no longer gets trapped. FESS typically prevents the sinusitis from coming back and improves the individual’s quality of life. 

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