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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive surgery generally performed to heal chronic rhinosinusitis. It is also known as endoscopic sinus surgery. The reason to term it as ‘functional’ is because the surgery is done to recover how one’s sinuses work. Dr G V K Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best FESS Surgeon in Hyderabad, but he is also the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad.
Dr Chaitanya Rao is an excellent ENT specialist with a diligent attribute of utmost care and compassion towards his patients. He strives to deliver his patients with supreme quality of treatment.
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About Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr Chaitanya Rao is a member of the esteemed American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and European Rhinologic Society (ERS). With his 10+ years of extensive experience in the domain of ENT, he has a learning approach towards the field. Dr Chaitanya Rao is a true believer of the fact that a doctor needs to keep on updating or upskilling his knowledge round the clock in order to serve the patients with more competence. He advocates his belief by tutoring other ENT specialists through Hyderabad ENT Research Foundation and so far has imparted knowledge to more than 3000 ENT surgeons.
Dr Chaitanya Rao is not only the Best ENT Doctor in Hyderabad but also is the Best Sinus Specialist in India. His areas of expertise include Nose & Sinus surgeries, Otology, Snoring and Sleep Apnea surgeries.
What is the procedure of functional endoscopic sinus surgery?
In a functional endoscopic sinus surgery, the ENT specialist employs nasal endoscopes which are basically thin tubes with lights and lenses to soothe one’s sinus symptoms without making cuts in or around the nose. The surgery can be undertaken under local or general anesthesia or on an outpatient basis.
What are the post surgery precautions?
Post the surgery one should take the following precautions as mentioned below to have a smooth recovery:
- Restrain from blowing nose for a week
- Sneeze with the mouth open
- Blow out bloody discharge or mucus gently while sneezing
- Avoid indulging in strenuous activities for the next 10 days
- Rinse the nose and sinuses with saline washes
Why Dr. G V K Chaitanya Rao
Dr GVK Chaitanya Rao has been actively engaged in serving his patients as the Managing Director at Dr Rao’s ENT Group of Hospitals. Amid his Post – Graduation days, Dr Chaitanya Rao was invited as a visiting physician to House Institute of Medical Sciences, Los Angeles; Rhinology and Anterior skull base unit, Ohio State University Medical Centre, Columbus, Ohio and University of Michigan from where he acquired his knowledge. He is among the very few Indian ENT specialists who have undergone training in Advanced Sinus Surgery at IRCAD Taiwan. Besides this he is the humble recipient of the distinguished Vaidya Vibhushan Award 2019, awarded by Telangana State Government.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery FAQs
The following conditions are treated by a functional endoscopic sinus surgery:
- Chronic rhinosinusitis that lasts for three months or more
- Nasal polyps
- Damaged smelling sense
- Tear duct blockage
- Brain fluid’s leakage into the nose
- Frequent infections
- Sinus infections affecting eyes, face, brain or nose
- Sinus cavity tumors of both benign and malignant types
- Deviated septum
- Four or more events of acute sinusitis a year
- Enlarged nasal turbinates
The benefits of having a functional endoscopic surgery can be termed as:
- Relieves one from discomfort and pain
- Stops other serious ailments such as meningitis or brain abscess
- Elevates the sense of smell by curing airflow
- A minimally invasive surgical procedure
- Long-lasting results
- Few surgical complications
- Minor post-surgical bleeding
- Less tissue removal
To diagnose sinus, the following methods are adopted by an ENT specialist:
- Reviewing medical history
- Doing a physical examination
- Having tests like nasal endoscopy and CT scan done
On the basis of this, the ENT specialist recommends a functional endoscopic surgery.
The complications related to functional endoscopic surgery are:
- Losing sense of smell
- Watery eyes
- Extremely heavy bleeding
- Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
- Difficulty in seeing
The risks associated with having a functional endoscopic surgery are:
- Blood transfusion
- Bad eyesight
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Decreased sense of smell
- Anesthesia risks
- Septoplasty risks
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Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists or otolaryngologists are doctors who treat or perform medical surgeries related to ear, nose and throat as well as head and neck areas.