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What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

Sinus surgery: Basically it's sinus surgery done with an endoscope through the nostrils to treat recurrent sinus infections or nasal polyps. More details with pictures at www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more

Dr. David Astrachan
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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) can i know if this operation is risk or no ? And what happen if i do not make it ?

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)        can i know if this operation is risk or no ?     And what happen if i do not make it ?

Know the risks: There are 2 major risks to endoscopic sinus surgery. Injury to the orbit and injury to the base of the skull (brain). If you are very symptomatic and CAT scan demonstrates significant sinus inflammation and your quality of life is poor and medical therapy has failed consistently, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia (Tip)

Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia

Wearing a 24-hour Holter monitor can help differentiate SVT from sinus tachycardia. ...See more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Stay on a soft or liquid diet as directed by your doctor. Take it easy for a few days after surgery. ...See more

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When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and i don't think i can wait till a month. What will happen if i smoke?

When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and i don't think i can wait till a month. What will happen if i smoke?

Smoking: Hello, while you never find a doctor who encourages smoking, the reality is that smokers smoke. I would recommend giving the nose the longest time to heal without smoke as you possibly can. Rinse out your nose after you smoke asap. Try your hardest to find the strength inside you to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery a good idea?

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery a good idea?

FESS: Hello, it depends on your history, ct findings, nasal endoscopic examination and what therapies have failed. You need to make sure the surgeon has good results with extensive experience. Be sure you are well informed and all your questions were addressed. In the right hands, it is a very successful surgery. Also discuss a possible balloon sinuplasty. That option may be as successful. ...Read more

Dr. Alen Cohen
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Definition)

Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, thus avoiding incisions. The visualization afforded by the endoscopes is far superior to older techniques. The most common indication is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and ...Read more

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more

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