Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat sinusitis and for the removal of nasal polyps. It is also considered a reconstructive procedure to restore normal function and ventilation of the sinus. The technique is usually performed under local or general anesthesia, and involves passing a thin, long tube called an endoscope through the nose for a direct visual examination of the sinus openings. Obstructive tissues such as polyps are removed through micro-instruments and a small telescope.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is an advanced procedure that does not cost as much as traditional surgery. However, despite being a minimally invasive procedure, it still costs a few thousands of dollars in most western countries including the United States and European countries. If you wish to save on costs for treating sinusitis, you can consider having the FESS procedure performed in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore and Thailand. These countries have grown in popularity among medical tourists who experience a high standard of medical care at only about 25% of what it would cost if they were to have it in their home country. Despite being relatively inexpensive, patient care is very much comparable with that in most Western countries: medical facilities are state-of-the-art, and doctors are board-certified and highly trained abroad. In addition, medical staff and personnel are very friendly, compassionate, and helpful, giving the patients an assurance of excellent experience throughout their stay.