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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis and other sinus conditions. It involves using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light, to visualize and treat the sinuses without the need for external incisions. This advanced technique allows for precise treatment of sinus issues, promoting quicker recovery and improved outcomes.

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Procedures for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Dubai

These procedures are tailored to each patient’s specific sinus anatomy and condition, ensuring targeted treatment and symptom relief. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) involves several key procedures:

  • Sinus Visualization: The surgeon inserts the endoscope through the nostrils to visualize the sinus openings and nasal passages.
  • Sinus Clearance: Using micro-instruments, the surgeon removes diseased tissue, polyps, and blockages that obstruct sinus drainage and cause inflammation.
  • Septoplasty: If needed, correction of a deviated septum (the wall between the nostrils) may be performed to improve nasal airflow and sinus drainage.
  • Balloon Sinuplasty: In some cases, a balloon catheter may be used to gently expand sinus openings, promoting better drainage and reducing the recurrence of sinusitis.

Symptoms Treated by Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Dubai

By addressing these symptoms at their source, FESS helps restore sinus function and improve quality of life. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery effectively treats symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis and other sinus conditions, including:

  • Nasal Congestion: Difficulty breathing through the nose due to swollen nasal passages.
  • Facial Pain or Pressure: Persistent discomfort around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks.
  • Discharge: Thick nasal discharge (mucus) that may be yellow or green in color.
  • Loss of Smell: Decreased ability to detect odors due to sinus inflammation.

Diagnosis for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Dubai

A comprehensive evaluation guides the decision-making process for surgery, ensuring optimal outcomes for patients. Diagnosing the need for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery involves:

  • Medical History: Detailed discussion of symptoms, their duration, and response to previous treatments.
  • Physical Examination: Evaluation of nasal passages, sinuses, and facial tenderness.
  • Imaging Studies: CT scans or MRI scans may be used to assess the extent of sinus inflammation, polyps, or other structural issues.
  • Allergy Testing: Identifying allergens contributing to chronic sinusitis and inflammation.

Recovery Process for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Dubai

After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, the recovery process typically involves:

  • Postoperative Care: Monitoring in the hospital initially, followed by instructions for home care.
  • Pain Management: Prescribed pain relievers to manage discomfort during the initial healing period.
  • Nasal Care: Regular saline irrigation to keep nasal passages clear and promote healing.
  • Follow-up Visits: Scheduled appointments to monitor healing progress and address any concerns.

Most patients experience gradual improvement in symptoms over several weeks, with full recovery achieved within a few weeks to months depending on individual healing processes.

For advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Dubai, trust the expertise of Emirates Hospitals Group’s ENT specialists. We provide personalized care using state-of-the-art techniques to alleviate sinus issues and enhance overall sinus health.

Last update date: 05-07-2024

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