Functional Endoscopic Sinus SurgeryAn endoscopic sinus treatment to minimise infections such as chronic sinusitis.
If you are seeking chronic sinusitis treatment (for an infection of the mucous membrane that lines the sinuses) or treatment for other sinus-related issues, an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist may recommend Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery widens the passage between the nose and the sinus so mucus can no longer get trapped. This minimises infections such as chronic sinusitis returning.
What happens during functional endoscopic sinus surgery?
The ENT Specialist will usually perform endoscopic sinus surgery under a general anaesthetic. A small tube with a special lens called an endoscope is used to examine each of your nasal passages. A special instrument is then used to remove any polyps and to widen the passages from your sinuses into your nose. This effective sinus infection treatment allows for normal ventilation and draining.
You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of the below facilities. If you need a sinus procedure, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Prices & payment
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The above are guide prices only.
Will FESS cause scarring?
The operation is performed through your nose and should not result in any facial scars or change to the outside shape of your nose.
How long will it take to recover?
You will need to rest at home for one to two weeks. You can discuss any concerns with your Consultant.
Are there any risks from functional endoscopic sinus surgery?
As with any surgery there are risks, your Consultant will discuss these with you before your surgery.
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Alternatively to speak to a member of our friendly team, please call 01622 237 500 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.