As many as 37 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis. Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, sinus pressure, headache, and postnasal drip.

Traditionally, treatment for sinusitis was limited to medicines such as decongestants, antibiotics, and antihistamines. Fairly recently, however, a new treatment for chronic sinusitis has emerged. Medications are effective for most patients, however for around a quarter of patients balloon may benefit greatly from this new treatment, called balloon sinuplasty.

Long Lasting Relief With Minimal Invasiveness

Benefits of balloon sinuplasty over traditional endoscopic sinus surgeries include:

• lower risk of bleeding
• shorter office, clinic, or hospital stay and much faster recovery time
• no intended damage or removal of sinus tissues, structures, mucous membranes, nasal bones or sinus cartilage
• fewer required post-operative appointments or need to inspect stitches or sutures
• reduced need for the use of operative and post-operative pain medications
• reduced need for general anesthesia and lowered risk of adverse reaction to it
• reduced risk of post-operative infection
• reduced risk of unintentional tissue or structure damage
• reduced risk of scarring and continued inflammation

How is Balloon Sinuplasty is Performed

To ensure you stay as comfortable as possible, a general anesthesia is used during the balloon sinuplasty procedure. An endoscope with a small balloon at the end is placed through the nasal cavity. The small balloon is gently inflated, restructuring the passageway and pushing the tissue of the sinuses back. This allows for proper nasal drainage.

To flush out and remove any bacteria and mucus build up, a saline solution is gently used. There is very little recovery time and patients can see results in as little as 20 to 30 minutes after the procedure.

The entire treatment takes under an hour. Just imagine in just 45 minutes your sinus passages will be opened up and you can finally breathe easy. There isn’t any cutting of nasal tissue or bone. You don’t have to worry about any pain or facial bruising, you can even return to work the same day. Most patients will feel an immediate difference, all the tension and stress is gone, you can smell and breathe normally.

How do patients feel after Balloon Sinuplasty?

“In a study tracking patients 2 years following their Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery in the OR, most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life”, according to Balloon Sinuplasty.

Most insurance companies cover the cost of Balloon Sinuplasty, but to ensure coverage, contact your insurance provider for the specifics of your policy.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty right for you? 

Contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat and find out why over 535,000 patients have found relief from chronic sinusitis symptoms with Balloon Sinuplasty.

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