Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) - The most prevalent type of sinus surgery is functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). It's possible to execute it as an outpatient procedure. A nasal endoscope (a miniature telescope) is used to look into the nostril and see the inside of the nose as well as the sinus openings. Other devices are utilized to do the surgery through the same nostril.
Image-guided surgery - FESS is frequently performed with an image-guided method, which employs computed tomography (CT) images to help the surgeon identify the anatomy and remove as little tissue as possible. This technology alerts the surgeon when they are approaching the sinus margin, increasing safety.
Your doctor will perform a pre-surgery examination and may prescribe medications to avoid infection, edema, or other issues during the treatment. After midnight the night before the surgery, you will be unable to eat or drink anything. Before the procedure, your doctor should inform you of any medications or supplements that may cause bleeding, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. After anesthesia, you must not drive for at least 24 hours.
The procedure will be performed under local or general anesthetic (most commonly general anesthesia). Depending on the type of operation, it could take anywhere from one to three hours or more. You will be transported to a recovery room after the surgery to wake up from the anesthetic. You will be given advice on what to do at home before leaving the operation center to help speed up your recovery and recuperation.