Sinus Surgery (FESS)

SinusSurgeryFunctional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a surgical procedure designed to assist in the treatment of chronic or recurrent sinus disease. This surgery is usually performed in about 45 minutes under general anesthesia.

The principle behind sinus surgery is to remove anatomic obstructions that are impairing adequate sinus drainage. By improving sinus drainage and restoring proper sinus ventilation, the natural clearance of sinus secretions is improved. This allows future infections to clear much faster and also provides a route for topical medication to reach the sinuses for maintenance therapy. The entire surgery is performed through the nose using cameras and sinus instruments; therefore, the patient does not have any visible incisions or bruising after surgery