Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?
Over 150,000 patients have undergone balloon sinuplasty, and 95% of those patients have experienced significant improvements in their sinus symptoms.
While the procedure isn’t right for everyone, balloon sinuplasty can help many people with sinus problems. Inflammation and blockages in the sinuses greatly contribute to and increase the likelihood of infection, and generally causes all those nasty sinus symptoms. Balloon sinuplasty is performed as an alternative to traditional sinus surgery to open blocked sinus passageways and restore normal sinus drainage. And bring relief. A balloon sinuplasty procedure can be the one step that finally helps you regain control over your sinus health.
Could balloon sinuplasty be your game-changer? If you are considering balloon sinuplasty and wondering if it might be the right treatment option for you, read on to learn more:
How it works
Balloon sinuplasty utilizes a small, flexible balloon to open and restructure nasal passageways, which may significantly help alleviate sinus symptoms and allow you to breathe easier.
The balloon serves to increase the openings into the sinuses for better circulation of air and a much lower chance of them swelling closed and causing a sinus infection.
Why choose to undergo balloon sinuplasty?
Ongoing sinus health issues and the constant battle to manage chronic symptoms can take its toll and significantly impact your quality of life. Many patients are interested in seeking a more permanent solution to their sinus problems, but are hesitant to undergo invasive sinus surgery.
Balloon sinuplasty offers that long-term relief with a non-surgical, minimally-invasive approach. Proven safe and effective, the procedure is performed in office. Unlike with traditional sinus surgeries, it requires no incisions, removal of bone or tissue, and involves minimal discomfort. The recovery time after balloon sinuplasty is also typically very short. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities in as little as two days.
Who is a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty?
If you suffer from chronic or reoccurring sinus infections that haven’t responded well to medications, balloon sinuplasty may be a great treatment to consider.
Most balloon sinuplasty patients have been struggling with chronic symptoms that can include nasal congestion, facial pressure and/or pain, postnasal drip, couch, fatigue, and more. These symptoms may occur with chronic sinusitis, reoccurring acute bouts of infections, and in some cases, both.
If you battle ongoing symptoms and have tried medications, but the problem keeps coming back, ballon sinuplasty can be the solution that enables you to achieve lasting relief and real improvement.
When determining if the balloon sinuplasty procedure may be a beneficial treatment, the first step is to identify the root cause or causes of your sinus condition. You may be a good candidate if your sinusitis isn’t due to an underlying structural issue such as a deviated septum or nasal polyps. When there is an anatomical problem, it may need to be corrected with another procedure. Although the procedure can be used alone, balloon sinuplasty may also be used in conjunction with another type of treatment if needed in some cases.
Find out if you may be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty!
If you’ve been suffering from ongoing sinus issues, call and make an appointment today for an evaluation. I’ll determine the cause of your sinusitis and recommend the most effective treatment to help you get the relief you need.
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