Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive procedure that is required to diagnose and treat problems related to the nasal cavity. An ENT specialist inserts a small telescopic instrument into the patient's nostril in order to visualise the area prepared for operation. Specialised tools are then made use to effectively restore drainage and ventilation between the nose and sinuses.
Usually, prior to FESS, traditional medical therapies are proposed such as antibiotics, nasal drops or tablet treatments. If no improvement is seen, your ENT specialist may recommend a CT scan to evaluate your condition to decide whether FESS is necessary. This procedure allows your specialist to give an accurate diagnosis in order to propose more effective steps for recovery.
Most open sinus procedures require incisions to be made to the face, often leaving patients with visible scarring and the need for nasal packing. FESS instead provides surgeons with a better view of your nose and sinuses so that any surgical intervention is almost exclusively conducted through the nostrils, leaving no visible signs and minimal scarring. This allows the patient to experience less postoperative pain and bleeding, allowing for a speedier recovery. FESS also reduces the need for nasal packing, affording patients the ability to breathe normally through their nose with little to no discomfort.
Gleneagles Hospitals open our doors to all our patients seeking comfort and healing from sinus related issues. Our team of skilled specialists and friendly staff assure you the utmost comfort and welcoming care during your treatment. Give us a call today.