Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery, or FESS, is a surgical procedure in which the sinuses are opened via the nostrils. This operation has evolved significantly over the past decade because of a better understanding of the disease, as well as improved instrumentation, imaging, intra-operative techniques and anesthetics.

Why It’s Performed

With these improvements and more supervision after surgery, patients are experiencing excellent outcomes from FESS. Patients who make good candidates for functional endoscopic sinus surgery typically undergo a medical therapy trial before proceeding to surgical intervention.

How It‘s Performed

Our surgeons take pride in their meticulous approach to performing sinus surgery and have been trained extensively on all aspects of the procedure. The surgical approach used in FESS has changed quite a bit in the past 10 years and surgeons are now focused on opening the diseased sinuses while restoring function to the sinus cavity.

The days are over when surgeons would complete a sinus scrape and the patient’s condition barely improved. During the procedure nowadays, the surgeon opens the diseased sinuses before washing them and monitoring them after surgery. It is common for intra-operative imaging to be used during surgery when an inflammatory disease also needs to be cleared.

Expected Results

After functional endoscopic sinus surgery, patients do not typically have their nose packed. In the past, removing the nasal pack caused the severe discomfort from this procedure. Innovations in surgical methods and anesthetics have made it possible for patients to rarely experience bleeding during or after the operation. As a result, patents are usually discharged on the same day but occasionally stay overnight depending on the time of the surgery.

Leading spcialists

Prof. Ziv Gil
Prof. Ziv Gil
Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Center.
FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) Package Price $
The Package Includes:
* Up to 3 days of hospitalization.
* ENT surgery operating room charges: operating room, recovery room, scrub & circulating nurse
* Routine laboratory tests necessary for the procedure as ordered by the attending physician.
* Radiology Studies: Chest X-ray, if required Medications: Routine medication used for procedure and during admission only.
* Equipment costs Medical Supplies Routine ENT Surgery Supplies Doctor Fees ENT Surgeon + Anesthesiologist + Assistant Surgeon (if necessary)
11,200 - 18,500
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