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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) in Europe

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

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Sertaç Yetişer MD

Otorhinolaryngology

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British Hospital Lisbon XXI

An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

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Prof. Christian Sittel

Medical Director at the Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Dorothee Bögner

Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Plastic Surgery

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Heidelberg University Hospital

Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Peter K.Plinkert

Managing Director - Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS)

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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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