Sinus Surgery

Sinus Surgery or FESS in Gurgaon

What is the meaning of Sinus Surgery or FESS?

Sinus Surgery is also known as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Sinuses are air cavities present in between face bones. These cavities open in the nose via small holes, these holes are called Ostia. Cavities walls are lined with mucus. This mucus is drained out by Ostia. Fess is surgery to unblock the sinuses openings.

Who all needs FESS?

People with sinus infections undergo this sinus surgery. The yellow-green matter will be filled in the sinuses, sinus inflammation, and will cause pressure which will further lead to pain in some parts of the face.

How much time it will take to operate during Sinus Surgery?

The time of surgery for FESS is less than an hour.

What are the Preoperative measures for Sinus Surgery?

The surgeon determines whether surgery is required or not depending upon the infection, otherwise, medication is prescribed to the patient. The patient is asked not to have any other medicines, like blood thinners one week prior to the surgery

How the procedure of Sinus Surgery is performed?

FESS can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Surgeons with help of endoscopic cameras, enlarge the view inside the nose, to get clarity. Surgeons determine infected, swollen sinuses. To boost drainage from sinuses, Ostia (holes to nose) are enlarged. This reduces the chances of recurrence and clears the inflammation. Fess relieves the pain and heals the sinuses and openings.

What is the surgery cost of Sinus Surgery?

Sinus Surgery starts from 45,000 INR, it depends upon the patient medical condition and the type of room category selected.

What are the post-procedure and touch-ups after Sinus Surgery?

The patient is recommended saline nasal spray and antibiotics. The patient can feel nausea and an upset stomach. But all ends a few hours after surgery. Blowing the nose, and forcibly breathing should be avoided. Dry throat, blood stains from the nose. While sneezing, patients are recommended to keep their mouths open. The patient nose will be packed for a couple of days, and breathing via mouth should be done.  The patient is called for follow-ups after 1 week of the surgery.

How much time it will take for the recovery after Sinus Surgery?

Recovery depends on the patient’s overall health. But it’s been asked not to go near dust and polluted places for 2-3 weeks after surgery. After 2 weeks, a patient is asked to slowly get back to his/her routine.

What are the risks and limitations of Sinus Surgery?

Risks like bleeding, and blood clots. At times patient feels a dry throat or heaviness in their voice. Infection and recurrence chances if not taken care of properly. Blindness (which is very rare), and CSF leaks are a few of the risks, which surgeons discuss prior to the surgery.