What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Chronic sinusitis is a common condition that involves the inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses, causing mucus to build up and potentially become infected. It typically occurs as a result of a respiratory illness or allergy, and can leave patients with thick nasal secretion, discharge of yellow or green mucus, headache, difficulty breathing, pressure or congestion in upper face and more.
Balloon sinuplasty offers a unique and innovative procedure designed to clear sinuses and relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis. To learn more about the balloon sinuplasty procedure, let's take a look at some of the top patient questions regarding this treatment.
Top Patient Questions about Balloon Sinuplasty
- What is balloon sinuplasty? Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure designed to treat the symptoms of chronic sinusitis, a condition that affects millions each year. It is a minimally-invasive endoscopic treatment that offers an alternative to traditional sinus surgery.
- How is it performed? To perform a balloon sinuplasty, your doctor will insert a thin balloon catheter into the nose. This balloon is then gradually inflated, widening the sinus pathways and relieving any blockages. Once the ballon is eventually removed, your doctor will use an irrigation catheter to cleanse the sinuses.
- What are the benefits of this procedure? Balloon sinuplasty offers a number of advantages over traditional sinus surgery, mainly in that it does not require any incisions, minimizing the risk for any complications. Additionally, this procedure is associated with a short recovery period, allowing you to get back to your daily routine in no time at all.
- How long do the results last? Results of a balloon sinuplasty are long-lasting, with patients reporting continued sinus health for up to 2 years after this procedure has been performed.
- Is it safe? Since balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and requires no incisions, there are no serious complications associated with this procedure. While it is considered a safe procedure, patients who have nasal polyps, ethmoid sinusitis or extensive sinus scarring are likely not suitable candidates for balloon sinuplasty.
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