Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (more commonly known simply as FESS) is a surgical way to solve some problems related to different diseases linked with the nose and also ghthtyrrparanasal sinuses. It is one of the most common surgical treatment options to cure nasal polyposis and sinusitis, even fungal sinusitis. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery uses special nasal endoscopes in order to minimize trauma and cutting of the skin. We are talking about endoscopes with diameters of 2.7 and 4 mm. These endoscopes can be put directly into the nose of the patient after anesthetising.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Facts

The Anterior Ethmoid, Maxillary and Frontal sinuses drain right into your middle meatus. Through Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery we are able to fix problems related to your frontal sinuses, maxillary sinuses and anterior sinuses. It is also capable of aiding a lot when your sinusitis is linked with both of the ethmoids and even the sphenoid sinus, which drains in your sphenoethmoid recess.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Complications

In most situations you will find online different pieces of information about how a surgery is performed and how it can benefit you. The truth is that we also have to take a look at the possible complications linked with Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. In most cases problems can appear when having to deal with paranasal sinuses. This is because they are very close to your optic nerves, brain and internal arteries. If this is your case then you really have to pay close attention to choosing the best possible doctor to perform the procedure. Although the procedure is quite simple for an experienced doctor, extreme care is necessary at all times. Before opting for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery make sure that you tried different other sinusitis treatment options.

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  1. Hi are there more sources for info about surgery recovery? I hear it can be rough but don't know.
    I am also hearing that a balloon sinuplasty is effective and not as big a deal? True?

  2. Of course it can be rough at times but it is important to have good results no? I plan to write about the baloon surgery, the basics that should be known on Monday. In any case, have you seen a doctor yet and talked about surgery? Sometimes you can get rid of having to go through surgery and in my opinion sinusitis surgery of any kind should be a last resort. Come back on Tuesday to read about baloon surgery. It is more to say and I should not reply in just a comment :)