What is FESS surgery?
Today, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is the most common surgical method to treat chronic sinus infections. In a FESS procedure, the surgeon uses a magnifying endoscope through the nostrils to see and remove affected tissue and bone. Bleeding is negligible if it is compared to traditional methods.
In traditional sinus surgery, surgeons incise directly through the frontal region of the face or mouth to find the problem and remove it, increasing the risk of infection and recovery time. FESS is a more precise, less invasive way to open the sinuses and help restore you to better health.
Once the procedure is finished, temporary nasal packing will be placed in your nose to support the newly opened sinus passages and to absorb excess fluid while your tissues heal. If your doctor uses traditional nasal packing, it will have to be removed by your doctor after surgery, which can be painful. Dissolvable
nasal packing that is gradually resorbed by the body and doesn’t require removal.
Post surgery, during 2 weeks bleeding is normal.
FESS surgery must be done by an experienced surgeon. Because the surgical site is very close to optical nerves and brain. Unskilled surgeon can cause permanent damages.