Why is FESS required?
The ENT Specialists usually advise for a Functional Endoscopic Sinus surgery for people who have:
Chronic sinusitis refractory to medical treatment
- Recurrent sinusitis
- Nasal polyposis
- Antrochoanal polyps
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak closure
- Orbital decompression (eg, Graves ophthalmopathy)
- Optic nerve decompression
- Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
- Foreign body removal
What is done in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)?
FESS involves the insertion of the endoscope, a very thin fibre-optic tube, into the nose for a direct visual examination of the openings into the sinuses. With state of the art micro-telescopes and instruments, abnormal and obstructive tissues are then removed. In the majority of cases, the surgical procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils, leaving no external scars. There is little swelling and only mild discomfort. As a result, there is less swelling, bleeding, and discomfort, and a faster recovery from sinus surgery.
What is done after surgery?
The functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a daycare procedure. A nurse will watch you for a couple of hours after surgery to make sure that you are not having a lot of pain and that you are able to eat and drink. When you are well enough to go home, you will be given exact instructions by our ENT Specialist on how to take care of yourself.