Balloon Sinus Surgery
There’s a new option available for chronic Sinusitis Patients
Several years ago, a minimally invasive treatment called balloon sinuplasty was introduced as a tool for ENT surgeons to treat patients with chronic and recurrent sinusitis. We have been offering this treatment to our patients for the last several years with great success.
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic healthcare problems in the U.S. affecting 37 million Americans annually. Chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis significantly impacts patients both physically and emotionally, and takes a toll on their quality of life. In the past, patients who have not responded to maximum medical management were treated in the operating room under general anesthesia with Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
Many patients with mild to moderate sinus disease who do not respond to long-term medical management are looking for reliable less invasive options to avoid traditional sinus surgery. Balloon sinus dilation in the office has been the perfect solution for these patients. Balloon sinuplasty uses a balloon catheter to dilate blocked sinus openings, without the need for tissue or bone removal. It has been proven to be safe and effective, and is now covered by many national insurance providers including Medicare. Benefits to the patient include:
- Same day recovery
- Lower Financial burden
- No general anesthesia
- Back to work next day
- Immediate symptom relief
- Preserves future treatment options
If you are suffering from chronic or recurrent sinusitis and have not found adequate relief from medical therapy, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty. We welcome the opportunity to work with you in treating your issue. For questions or concerns, call our office at (530) 751-4015.