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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing the Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) procedure.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Department of ENT at Gleneagles Global Hospitals has a range of ingenious treatments which cater to the patients suffering with diseases related to the ear, nose and throat. The Department has a team of doctors trained by a group of faculty members from renowned institutions.

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FESS

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

11 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Apinan Na Nakorn

Hearing, Speech, Balance Tinnitus

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FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)

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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of ENT carries out the entire range of surgical procedures for these areas using the most advanced and innovative techniques available.

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Gil Ziv

Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Senior Member Clinical Research Institute

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11,200 - 18,500 US$

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

7 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Mohd Husni Ahmad

Nasal diseases

Dr. Koay Cheng Eng

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)

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Yanhee Hospital

Our team of specialists can address a comprehensive range of disorders – from discomfort caused by recurring ear infections to rare, life-threatening cancers occurring in the head and neck.

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FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

5 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Euan Murugasu

Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. Stephen Lee Teck Soong

Surgical treatment of sinus and nasal disease

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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Michael Wolf

Director of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Highly qualified ENT specialists at Apollo Spectra provide comprehensive out-patient care, utilising their years of experience along with state-of-the-art technology to determine the nature of your problem and create a treatment plan specifically designed for your ENT conditions.

3 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Anita Krishnan

Senior Consultant - ENT

Dr. P. Harihara Murthy

ENT, Head and Neck, Endoscopic Surgery

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

The Department of ENT of the Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony envisions itself as the premiere referral center in the country, providing the highest quality service to the needs of the people and responsive to advances in sciences and education.

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Fortis Malar Hospital

One of the largest private hospitals in Chennai, containining five specialty centres: Heart Institute, Institute for Renal Sciences, Specialty Centre for Joints, OBG and Gynecology centre and a Diabetes centre.

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FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)

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About FESS

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Endoscopic Sinus surgery?
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a surgical procedure to remove unhealthy sinus tissue from the drainage channels, which helps in making way for the drainage of infected material from the sinus cavities. The surgery is mostly performed using endoscopic methods for improved and accurate view. Endoscopic nasal sinus surgery is done without external incisions and therefore there is very little bleeding, swelling and discomfort, which enables a fast recovery. Endoscopic sinus surgery does not damage healthy tissues, requires less time and yields good results. Nasal sinus surgery requires post-operative care, therefore follow-up and aftercare should be given essential attention.

How is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery performed?

  • A nasal endoscope is inserted through the nostrils into the nasal cavity. This allows the doctor to view the inside of the nose and sinuses.
  • The middle turbinate is located to identify and remove the uncinate process.
  • The ethmoid air cells are opened to improve ventilation, leaving the bone with the covering of mucous membrane.
  • Any blockage in the ostium, situated close to the jaw is removed with a meatal antrostomy.
  • The surgery helps to improve the ventilation of the sinuses by making the osteomeatal complex function better.

How to prepare for the Endoscopic Sinus surgery?
  • The patient’s medical history is reviewed by the doctor.
  • An ENT specialist will conduct diagnostic examination on the patient, which may involve fiberoptic endoscopy and CT scan.
  • The patient needs to avoid taking certain medication that may worsen bleeding. This includes herbs and vitamins.
  • The patient may be required to take antibiotics and steroids to reduce swelling.
  • Patients who smoke are advised to stop or reduce smoking to help in recovery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has fever or any illness before the surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 60 to 90 minutes

Days admitted : Nasal sinus surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room where the patient’s vital signs are monitored.
- Moderate bleeding from the nose after the surgery is normal.
- The patient may vomit once or twice after the surgery.
- Swelling of the nose, around the eyes, and upper lip is noticed for several days.
- Complete recovery may take three to five days.

Risks : - Injury to the optic nerve, resulting in blindness
- Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid
- Orbital Hematoma
- Nasolacrimal duct stenosis
- Intracranial injury
- Smell and taste impairment
- Numbness
- Voice change
- Pain
- Nasal blockage

After care : - The patient will not be able to drive after the surgery due to drowsiness and disorientation.
- The nose dressing should be changed regularly as it becomes wet.
- The patient may need to wear a nose pack for a few days
- The patient should avoid blowing the nose for about a week from the surgery.
- The patient should sleep with the head at an elevation.
- Pain medication should be taken only after consulting the doctor.
- The patient may need to use a saline spray for six to eight times a day to keep the nose moist.
- The patient should restrain from strenuous activities and physical recreational activities for a few weeks.
- Alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and spicy food should be avoided.
- Decongestant nasal sprays should not be used without consulting a doctor.
- Dairy products may cause excessive mucous formation and should therefore be avoided.
- The patient should avoid smoking and should drink a lot of water.
- The patient should take all medication prescribed by the doctor.
- A follow up appointment is scheduled a week after the surgery.

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