Saviour Sinus Surgery!

Do you ever feel that the only way to clear your sinuses is to explode a nuclear missile down your nose? Gone are the days when it was supposed to feel that impossible. Sinus surgery, also known as Functional Sinus Endoscopic Surgery, makes it possible for you to live a sinus free life and breathe with ease. 

Sinuses are air cavities present between the bones of the face. These cavities, which are opened in the nose through small holes, are called Ostia. The wall of the cavities is lined with mucus. This mucus is drained out of the Ostia. FESS is a surgery to unblock the openings of the sinuses. 

Sinus surgery may be necessary when these infections are recurrent or persistent. Sinus surgery is most commonly used to treat chronic sinusitis (inflammation of the nose and sinuses) but maybe needed for other sinus problems.

Surgery involves widening the openings between the sinuses and the inside of the nose so that the air can get in and the drainage can get out. It may involve the removal of infected sinus tissue, bone or polyps. Modern sinus surgery has less post-operative bleeding, is less invasive and involves a shorter recovery time than previous sinus surgery.


There are two kinds of sinus surgery :

Functional sinus endoscopic surgery (FESS): This is the most common type of sinus surgery. It is done by looking through the nose with a nasal endoscope (a small telescope) to see the nose’s inside and the entrances to the sinuses. The same nostril uses other instruments to perform the procedure.

Image-guided surgery: FESS is often performed with an image-guided system that uses computed tomography (CT) scans to help the surgeon identify anatomy and remove only the required tissue. This helps the surgeon know when they are getting close to the sine margin and thus improves safety.

Other procedures may be used for more serious sine problems, including the Caldwell Luc operation and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Measures were taken before the surgery :

Your doctor will perform a preoperative screening and may prescribe medicines to prevent infection, swelling or other complications during the procedure. After midnight, the night before surgery, you won’t be able to eat or drink anything. Your doctor should inform you of any medications or supplements that may lead to bleeding before surgery, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

The procedure of the surgery :

The surgery is performed under general or local anaesthesia. Surgeons, with the help of endoscopic cameras, widen the view inside the nose to obtain clarity. Surgeons identify infected, swollen sinuses. The Ostia (holes to the nose) is enlarged to increase the drainage from the sinuses. This reduces the chance of recurrence and clears the inflammation. FEZS relieves the pain and heals the sinuses and the openings.

Post-surgery measures:

You will receive local or general anaesthesia (most often general anaesthesia). The surgery may last from 1 to 3 hours or more, depending on the type of surgery being performed. Upon completing the surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room to wake up from the anaesthetic. Before you leave the surgery centre, you will be given instructions on what to do at home to help speed up your surgery.



If you have a stuffy nose with difficulty breathing or have an unbearable earache, an ENT— ear, nose and throat doctor—is definitely the specialist you need to see. Pain in your face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, snoring, and hearing problems are other signs that need to be seen by your doctor. They treat conditions that affect your ears, nose, throat, sinuses, mouth, and parts of your neck. ENT’s are one of the most commonly visited doctors for various reasons. In this article, we will discuss a few to help you discover when and why you might need an appointment with your nearest ENT!

If you have a Chronic Sinus Infection :

Your sinuses are open voids in the bones that lie behind your nose and around your eyes. In the sinuses, the mucus filters the air you breathe and drains through your nose. An infection can develop if the mucus is blocked and cannot drain properly. Viruses, bacteria, or other germs may cause sinus infections—or sinusitis. Then you can get congested and have pain or pressure in your face.

The ENT may diagnose and treat these common infections. The doctor may prescribe medication to relieve your pain and congestion. They explain what you can do to prevent the development of sinus infections.

If you have repetitive episodes of tonsillitis :

Tonsillitis affects both adults and children. If you find yourself getting a lot of bad sore throats or tonsillitis, it could mean it’s time to get your tonsils out and enjoy some ice cream. However, if you have difficulty breathing, swallowing saliva, severe pain, and high temperatures, it is good to see an ENT for diagnosis and learn treatment options.

If you have recurrent ear infections :

Ear infections are prevalent in children but also in adults. Infections of the ear often involve inflammation of the middle ear. This happens when an allergy or infection causes mucus and germs to build up behind your ear. The result is often pain and hearing difficulties. A severe ear infection can cause your ear to burst. An adult earache can also cause a tumour or growth in the throat. ENTs have special tools to look deep inside their ears. They can also run tests to determine if there is fluid or too much pressure in your ear. Your ENT may prescribe medication to remove an ear infection. Your doctor may also suggest some home remedies, such as a warm compress over your ear to ease your pain. Early treatment of ear infections may prevent them from spreading or lead to complications.

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If you have vertigo :

If you feel dizzy, you might feel dizzy. You might feel like you’re swinging or spinning, even when you’re still standing. The inner ear helps to control your balance. Infection or other problems with the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This condition can also cause other medical problems that affect the brain. The ENT is trained to find the cause and help you manage the condition. Sometimes this involves taking medication, doing some exercises, or changing your diet. For example, you may need to limit caffeine and alcohol, drink more water, or drink less salt.

If you have certain allergies :

Allergic reactions can occur anywhere in the body. This includes the skin, eyes, stomach lining, nose, sinuses, throat, and lungs. These are the places where immune system cells are found to fight off germs inhaled, swallowed, or come into contact with the skin.


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