Question: Are you awake during FESS?

Sinus surgery is performed with general anesthesia so you will be asleep during your procedure. After surgery you will spend a few hours in a recovery room to allow you to wake up.

Is Fess painful?

It can be painful when your doctor removes the nasal packing from your nose at a follow-up appointment after surgery. This is because tissue and fluid inside your nose can stick to traditional packing material as the nose heals.

Are you asleep during anesthesia?

General anesthesia is a combination of medications that put you in a sleep-like state before a surgery or other medical procedure. Under general anesthesia, you dont feel pain because youre completely unconscious. General anesthesia usually uses a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses (anesthetics).

How long does a fess operation take?

The operation usually takes between one and two hours. The operation is performed through your nose and does not result in any facial scars or change to the outside shape of your nose. Your surgeon will use a small tube with a special lens called an endoscope to examine your each of your nasal passages.

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