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Endoscopic sinus surgeries for chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps. FESS (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery)

FESS treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Sinus is when the tissues surrounding the sinuses grow larger or swell up, trapping the mucus, which then flows through one's nose. The trapped fluid may lead to infections. To cure the condition, lessen nasal lining oedema, and widen the sinus drainage pathways, sinus illness is first treated with antibiotics and nasal sprays or drops. However, if no improvements are seen in recovery using antibiotics or anti-allergic medicines, the doctor will suggest surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended by doctors when a patient develops severe sinus inflammation or nasal polyps. Endoscopic sinus surgery sometimes goes by FESS treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore. Some healthcare experts use the word "functional" because the operation is performed to restore how your sinuses operate or function.

In this surgery, the surgeon uses nasal endoscopes ( an instrument with light and lenses) to nullify the sinus symptoms without requiring to make any cuts in and around the nose.

Pre-procedural requirements 

1. An active smoker must stop smoking at least a month before surgery and tell the doctor about the same.

2. Avoid taking aspirin or drugs at least ten days before to ensure minimal bleeding during the surgery.

3. Also, there may be anaesthesia involvement to make the person sleepy and at ease. Hence, it is preferable to avoid eating anything past midnight on the day the surgery is to be performed.

Procedure

The surgery usually lasts two hours, and here is an overview. 

  • Your healthcare provider puts decongestant medication in your nose.

  • They do a follow-up nasal endoscopy to check nasal passages and sinuses for signs of infection or inflammation.

  • They inject a numbing solution into your nose.

  • Using the endoscope, they gently enter your nose. They insert surgical tools alongside the endoscope to use the endoscope to remove bone, diseased tissue, or polyps that may be blocking your sinuses.

  • They may also use a slight rotating burr to scrape out tissue.

  • Finally, your healthcare provider may pack your nose with material to absorb blood or discharge.

Post-surgery

Your consultant may request you spend some time in the room to monitor your condition. A family member should accompany the patient as his condition may constrict him from driving. The doctor will suggest some medications and dos and don't after surgery which must be complied with .here are some general guidelines to be followed.

1. Avoid blowing your nose for a week. If one needs to sneeze, he is advised to keep his mouth open and cover it with tissue or a sleeve.

2. when one sneezes, there is a possibility of bloody mucus discharge for a week or two as the insides are still recovering

3. Avoid any strenuous activity for the next ten days 

4. The doctor might also advise rinsing the nose with saline.

One can go back to their daily routine within a week or two, but it will take at least a month for a person to feel back like normal.

Consult with a team of experts to get detailed information about treatments at Manipal Hospitals.

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