Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
What is functional endoscopic sinus surgery?
It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed by experienced otorhinolaryngologists that introduces a thin and flexible instrument, called an endoscope, which allows the visualization of the nasal cavity and the handling of other devices with which the surgery is performed.
Thanks to advances in medicine and the creation of technologies like these, this surgery can be considered an effective, minimally invasive, and safe treatment for diseases in nasal cavities such as rhinitis or sinusitis.
With nasal endoscopic surgery, any problem presented in the nostrils or paranasal sinuses, which do not find a solution in medical treatments, can be treated simply efficiently and allow the patient a quick recovery.
Through this surgical procedure, pathologies that affect the paranasal sinuses such as sinusitis, rhinosinusitis, polyps, and nasal nodules, among others, can be resolved.
What is the recovery time of the CESPN?
As we already mentioned, this surgery is minimally invasive, which means that the risks during and after the operation are few. Rest is only recommended for five days initially to allow the nostrils to recover.
After the operation, a plug is placed in each nostril for two days; this absorbs the bloody drainage from the nose. When removing the caps, the consistent application of physiological serum is recommended to clean the nostrils of possible scabs.
It is recommended to take anti-inflammatory medications, drink enough water, perform nasal washes, maintain rest with head elevation to mobilize the flow of blood pressure, during the four days of recovery.
The patient will recover his daily routine after the fourth day, which will be able to begin to return to his habits as suggested, according, depending on each body recovery’s possibilities, or capabilities.
Is the FESS the same as the nasosinusal?
Yes, they refer to the same surgical procedure. Both terms refer to the solution to nasal damage (nostrils) and sinonasal pathologies (nasosinusal polyposis).
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Frequently asked questions about nasal endoscopic surgery
The time factor will be determined according to various variables present in each patient, such as the type of diagnosis, age, medical history, etc.
However, the common thing is that the procedure lasts between an hour and a half to two and a half hours, depending on the characteristics mentioned above.
Treating a minimally invasive intervention, the following risks can be considered.
- Postoperative infection in the nostrils.
- blockages or alterations due to the formation of scars that require a reoperation.
- Excessive bleeding during the intervention.
At the end of the operation it is recommended to comply with:
- Rest for four days or more according to the considerations of the doctor. It is important to maintain a sitting or semi-sitting position to take care of blood pressure.
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages before and after the operation.
- Avoid blowing your nose for the next 5 days after the operation.
- Drink enough water to solve the dryness of the throat and maintain the hydration of the body.
- Soft food based diet.
- Nasal washes with saline frequently after removing plugs from the nostrils.
- Avoid driving.
- Appear for post-operative control on the dates determined by the doctor.
To determine the cost of this surgical intervention, it is first necessary to know the diagnosis of the patient, this procedure can be the solution to various pathologies that have more or less complications.
The specialist doctor needs to know and analyze the individual case of each patient, establish a diagnosis, identify their medical history in order to establish a successful procedure and a specific budget according to the characteristics of each case.