Sinus Surgery

Sinus Surgery

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  • Surgery Time: 1-3 hours
  • Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks
  • Chances of Recurrence: Low
  • Success Rate: High
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What is Sinus Surgery?

Sinus surgery is a medical procedure performed to treat chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related conditions. It involves the removal of blockages in the sinuses, clearing infection, and improving sinus drainage to relieve symptoms and promote healing.

Other Names of the Surgery

  • Sinusitis surgery

  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Significance of Sinus Surgery

  • Alleviate Chronic Sinusitis

  • Improve Sinus Drainage

  • Treat Sinus Polyps

  • Who Needs Sinus Surgery?

  • Chronic Sinusitis:

    When sinusitis symptoms persist for 12 weeks or more despite taking medical treatments.

  • Recurrent Acute Sinusitis:

    If an individual is experiencing multiple episodes of acute sinusitis within a year that do not respond to medications.

  • Nasal Polyps:

    Large or persistent nasal polyps that cause significant symptoms, such as nasal congestion and difficulty breathing.

  • Structural Abnormalities:

    Certain structural abnormalities in the nose and sinuses, such as a deviated septum or narrow sinus openings, can contribute to chronic sinusitis that needs correction.

  • Sinus Tumors:

    In rare cases, the presence of tumors or growths in the sinuses may need surgical removal.

  • Benefits of Sinus Surgery

  • Symptom Relief:

    Sinus surgery can significantly reduce symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis, such as nasal congestion, facial pressure, headaches, and a reduced sense of smell.

  • Improved Sinus Drainage:

    The surgery allows for better sinus drainage, which helps reduce the frequency and severity of sinus infections.

  • Better Breathing:

    Correcting structural abnormalities, such as a deviated septum, can improve nasal airflow, making it easier to breathe through the nose.

  • Reduced Need for Medications:

    The surgery may decrease the reliance on medications like decongestants, nasal sprays, and antibiotics.

  • Enhanced Quality of Life:

    With improved sinus function and symptom relief, individuals often experience an improved overall quality of life, better sleep, and increased productivity.

  • Before Surgery

  • Medical Evaluation:

    The process begins with a thorough medical evaluation, that include a physical examination, review of medical history, and imaging tests such as CT scans or nasal endoscopy.

  • Medication Adjustments:

    Your doctor may advise you to temporarily stop taking certain medications, like blood thinners or aspirin, to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding during surgery.

  • During the Procedure

    you will be administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation before the surgery begins.
  • Sinus surgery is typically performed using an endoscope—a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at its tip. The endoscope is inserted into the nasal passages, allowing the surgeon to visualize the sinus structures.

  • Using surgical instruments, the surgeon removes tissue and bone that obstruct the sinuses, contributing to chronic inflammation or infections. This step may involve removing polyps, correcting a deviated septum, or enlarging the sinus openings.

  • After tissue and bone removal, the sinuses may be irrigated with a saline solution to flush out any remaining debris or mucus, promoting clean and healthy sinuses.

  • In some cases, the surgeon may use dissolvable nasal packing or sutures to help control bleeding and promote healing.

  • After Surgery

  • Hospital Stay:

    Most sinus surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home on the same day. However, in complex cases or if complications arise, an overnight hospital stay may be required.

  • Pain Management:

    You may experience mild to moderate discomfort, facial pressure, or pain following the surgery. Your doctor will prescribe pain medications to help manage any discomfort during the initial recovery period.

  • Nasal Care:

    Nasal care is essential during the recovery phase. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to clean your nasal passages and may recommend saline rinses or nasal sprays to promote healing and reduce congestion.

  • Follow-Up Appointments:

    Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise. It's crucial to attend these appointments and follow your doctor's guidance.

  • Physical Activity:

    Your doctor might advise you to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or activities as they may increase the risk of injury or bleeding.

  • Recovery Time:

    It can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual healing factors. Most individuals can expect a gradual improvement in symptoms over several weeks, with a complete recovery typically achieved within a few months.

  • Rehabilitation:

    In some cases, your doctor may recommend post-operative nasal irrigation, nasal steroid sprays, or antibiotic treatments to optimize your recovery and prevent complications.

  • Recovery Time after Surgery

    The recovery time after sinus surgery can vary from person to person, depending on the complexity of the procedure and individual healing factors. In general, it may take several weeks to a few months to achieve a full recovery. Your surgeon will provide you with specific guidelines based on your unique circumstances. It's crucial to be patient and allow yourself the necessary time to heal fully.

    Risks Associated with Sinus Surgery

  • Bleeding:

    Some degree of bleeding is normal after sinus surgery. However, excessive bleeding may require additional medical intervention.

  • Infection:

    Infections can occur following sinus surgery, although they are relatively rare. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Scarring:

    In rare cases, scarring may occur within the sinuses, potentially affecting sinus drainage and function. Additional treatments may be necessary to address this issue.

  • Damage to Nasal Structures:

    There is a slight risk of unintentional injury to nearby structures during sinus surgery, including the eyes, brain, or blood vessels. Skilled surgeons take precautions to minimize these risks.

  • Recurrence of Symptoms:

    In some cases, sinus symptoms may recur after surgery due to ongoing inflammation or other underlying causes. Revision surgery or alternative treatment options may be required.

  • Alternate Procedures

  • Balloon Sinuplasty:

    This minimally invasive procedure involves inserting a small balloon into the sinus openings and inflating it to widen the passages. Balloon sinuplasty can be effective in relieving symptoms and improving sinus drainage.

  • Traditional Sinus Surgery:

    In cases where more extensive tissue and bone removal are required, traditional sinus surgery (functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS) may be recommended. This procedure involves using specialized instruments and an endoscope to remove obstructions and improve sinus drainage.

  • Steroid Injections:

    For individuals with nasal polyps, steroid injections directly into the polyps may help reduce their size and improve symptoms. This approach is typically used in conjunction with medications or as a temporary measure before considering surgery.

  • Financial Assistance for Sinus Surgery

    When considering sinus surgery, it's essential to explore potential financial assistance options. One such option is the Health EMI Card offered by Bajaj Finserv Health. This card allows individuals to access affordable healthcare financing, including coverage for medical procedures such as sinus surgery. With the Health EMI Card, you can convert your medical expenses into convenient monthly installments, making quality healthcare more accessible and affordable.

    About the Health EMI Card

    The Health EMI Card offered by Bajaj Finserv Health is a unique financial tool that can assist individuals in managing the costs associated with sinus surgery and other medical procedures. Here are some key features of the Health EMI Card:
  • Affordable Financing:

    The Health EMI Card allows you to convert your medical expenses into easy monthly installments.

  • Wide Acceptance:

    The Health EMI Card can be used across a vast network of healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and pharmacies.

  • Quick and Convenient Application:

    The application process for the Health EMI Card is simple and hassle-free, allowing you to access the benefits quickly.

  • Why Bajaj Health?

    Delivering seamless surgical experience in India
    Financial Assistance
    Financial Assistance

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    Trusted Care
    Trusted Care

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    Network Hospitals
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    Get access to 1800+ top hospitals in India for your surgery
    Convenient Process
    Convenient Process

    Make your surgery experience smooth, seamless and easy with end to end medical care
    DisclaimerThe cost of sinus surgery depends on the following factors: the city, the hospital that is selected, the complexity of the procedure and the room chosen by the patient. The price range mentioned here is an approximation of the surgery cost; Bajaj Finserv Health does not claim that these prices are an exact estimate. For exact information about surgery charges, it is best inquire at the selected hospital.