17 Jan 6 Reasons to Consider Balloon Sinuplasty
If you are affected by chronic sinusitis and have been unable find significant improvement or relief with medications, balloon sinuplasty could be the solution that works. For many patients, the procedure can offer advantages over a traditional sinus surgery.
If you’re looking for the next step that can provide lasting relief from your chronic sinus symptoms, balloon sinuplasty could be a treatment option for you to consider.
It’s Proven Safe
Approved by the FDA in 2005, balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective treatment option for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis. The procedure uses proven, minimally invasive technology and the complication rate is extremely low. As a result, it may be a preferable alternative to traditional, invasive sinus surgery.
Unlike with traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinus surgery is accomplished with a technique that does not require incisions or any cutting at all—and there’s no removal of bone or tissue involved, which can require a longer healing period.
Instead, balloon sinuplasty uses a small balloon, which is inserted through the nose and into the sinus cavity. The balloon is then slowly inflated to gently open blocked sinus passageways and restore the structure, allowing normal drainage and function to return.
This less invasive method means it’s a far less traumatic experience on the body. It also allows patients to avoid many of the possible complications and risks involved in traditional surgical procedures, as a result.
Quick and Convenient
Balloon sinuplasty can be performed by your doctor as an in-office procedure. There’s no need for an operating room, overnight hospital stay, or to undergo general anesthesia. Instead, it’s performed under local or topical anesthesia, and you’ll be able to return home very quickly. While the duration can vary by individual, on average the procedure only takes a little over an hour.
The recovery period with balloon sinuplasty is very short and involves minimal discomfort. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a day or two. The majority of patients also report experiencing little to no pain. The quick and easy recovery process makes the procedure surprisingly convenient.
Balloon sinuplasty is designed to provide long-term relief, helping patients gain control over chronic sinus symptoms and breathe easier. It’s found to be extremely effective at reducing the frequency of infection, sinus pain, congestion, headaches and other sinus related problems that can occur when the sinuses become blocked and their ability to function properly is impaired.
Balloon sinus surgery eliminates the potential for the kind of scarring that can occur with traditional sinus surgery, which may make further surgeries necessary. While some may require the procedure on more than one sinus cavity, it does not typically need to be repeated.
The vast majority of patients who undergo the procedure report significant and lasting improvement in their chronic sinus symptoms and quality of life.
Not everyone is a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty and it does not treat all sinus related conditions, but, for many people it can make real relief possible. Suffering from chronic sinusitis and symptoms that dominate your life, doesn’t have to be your life. To put it simply: it works.
To find out if you are a candidate or to learn more, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assist you in anyway we can and help you find the sinus relief you deserve.