Balloon Sinuplasty for Permanent Relief of Chronic Sinusitis
Patients who are not responding well to medication such as antibiotics or even topical steroids and treatment options can consider Balloon Sinusplasty to treat this painful condition. Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which inflammation of the nasal sinuses occurs.
The procedure is a simple outpatient technique which uses the same principle as balloon angioplasty. Estimates have revealed that over 150,000 patients have used the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
It is important to confirm with an ENT specialist that this procedure could provide you relief from sinusitis based on your body and condition. Balloon Sinuplasty achieves the result of the endoscopic procedure without incisions or the cutting of tissue, freeing the patient of post-surgery pain and swelling.
During this FDA approved procedure, your ENT doctor will open the inflamed sinus in the same manner that heart surgeons use to open blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. Once the small un-inflated balloon is inserted into the opening of your sinus, it is inflated so it expands to 3 to 5 mm. In the process, it fractures the surrounding bones and widens the opening of the sinus providing you relief from sinusitis symptoms by draining the retained mucus.
The procedure has proven effective in most cases, it might not be successful if there is the presence of soft tissue growth in your nose which is otherwise known as polyps. Even if your underlying bone is inflamed, this procedure is not recommended.
In comparison to other painful procedures, Balloon Sinusplasty uses flexible and soft devices and is less invasive which lessens the pain inflicted and damage done to your nasal lining. If medications have failed to cure your sinusitis and you are not ready for surgical options, you could make use of Balloon Sinuplasty.
If medications have failed to cure your sinusitis and you are not ready for surgical options, you could make use of Balloon Sinuplasty.