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FESS is a philosophy whereby your physician or group of physicians and practitioners come together to make a more accurate diagnosis. This occurs by taking an accurate history, performing a thorough physical examination, and then using an endoscope to perform an endoscopic exam to make an accurate diagnosis. Afterward, your physician will develop a treatment plan. Next comes the institution of the treatment, including surgery, if warranted .

Even with the advanced practices of FESS, surgery is only one part of the treatment. In most instances, medical therapy, future endoscopic examinations and treatments, and/or lifestyle changes will still be indicated, even after surgery, to get the best results possible.

You can think of FESS in much the same way we think about treating heart disease. If an obese person requires liposuction to bring his or her weight down and reduce the risk for heart disease, a surgeon will perform the operation. After the procedure, the patient may have lost a total of 150 pounds. However, he or she still needs to exercise and diet, otherwise the patient will end up gaining back all of the weight. Your situation is not that different. If you are a candidate for sinus surgery,
even if it is successful, you will still need to take care of yourself, and your sinuses, after surgery.

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