An easy and effective way to treat chronic sinus infection is with Balloon Sinuplasty. This proven safe procedure has brought relief and a lasting solution for Central Florida residents suffering with sinus problems. 

Balloon Sinuplasty has been around for a  while, but there are still a couple of myths going around about the procedure.   But there is one thing for certain, it has proven to be a safe and effective treatment.

Myths and Facts surrounding Balloon Sinuplasty

Myth:  As in traditional sinus or nasal surgery, a patient’s nose will need to be packed with gauze after the procedure, which is typically very uncomfortable. 

Fact: The new technology of Balloon Sinuplasty has eliminated the post procedure nasal packing. 

Myth: Like with traditional sinus surgery, it will need to be repeated. 

Fact: The majority of Balloon Sinuplasty patients see vast improvements in condition shortly after the procedure, it typically does not need to be repeated. 

Myth: The recovery process can take a long time and be very difficult. 

Fact: While it may sound t0o good to be true, there is almost no down time with the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.  Instead of a recovery time of a few days, patients can return to their normal actives just after a day of rest. 

Myth: Insurance does not cover Balloon Sinuplasty

Fact: Most insurance plans don’t cover the procedure. While pre-authorization may be necessary, the team at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat will handle all the paperwork for you.

Myth: Balloon Sinuplasty is not a good treatment for recurring nasal polyps

Fact: While there are advanced treatment options that can identify and treat polyps to reduce the chances of them returning, the doctors at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat can guide you to the best solution.

Myth: It is a very painful procedure.

Fact: a topical and local anesthetic is used so the patient doesn’t feel any pain. A pressure sensation may be felt during the procedure.

The fact is, Ballon Sinuplasty has proven to safely help people suffering with chronic sinus problems.  If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat, and get the facts you need.

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