Sinuses are connected system of hollow cavities which are located behind your nose, cheek bones, eyes and forehead. The inner lining of these cavities is a pink sticky substance called mucosa. They are like highways through which the air, that we breathe, passes before going into the lungs. The purpose of these sinuses is to filter the air of all kinds of impurities. The mucosa picks up the dust and smoke particles in the air and sticks those to itself. The pure air is then moved into the lungs. The dirty mucosa is excreted by the body in the form of phlegm through the nose and the mouth. Due to sudden change of temperature or extremely polluted air these highways get completely blocked and the passage of air is stopped. This condition is called sinusitis or common cold and cough. The dirty mucosa then starts to drip into the throat and causes throat infection. When the sinuses are blocked you are forced to breathe through the mouth which has no mechanism to purify the air and therefore the polluted air goes into your lungs and causes lung congestion.
One of the easiest and the best way to treat Chronic Sinusitis is inhaling steam at regular intervals. The hot steam opens up the blocked sinuses and drains the mucosa. If inhaling of the steam is not giving desirable results then the ENT specialist will prescribe some antibiotics. However if you tend to get into this condition several times in a year then taking antibiotics everytime would reduce the immunity of the body. In such cases, it is advisable to undergo Sinus Surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery is most commonly performed for inflammatory and infectious sinus disease. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) involves the removal of diseased sinus tissue with improvement in the natural drainage channels by the creation of a pathway for infected material to drain from the sinus cavities. The surgery is done through the nasal cavity and no incision needs to be given. Due to this reason it is an almost bloodless surgery done under general anaesthesia. The hospital stay is one day.
Dr Manika Saluja Parekh is one of the best and highly qualified ENT Specialist and Surgeon in Punjab for the treatment of chronic sinusitis through medicine and Functional Endoscopic SInus Surgery (FESS) at Bahra Hospital, Mohali, Punjab. The cost of Sinus Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 45,000. The hospital stay is 1 day. The patient is called to the hospital for follow up with our ENT specialist after 5 days. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
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