Is Balloon Sinuplasty the Right Treatment for You?
- Posted on: Dec 27 2017
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Recently there has been a lot of news about Balloon Sinuplasty. Learn about the technology and how can it help you.
Many patients suffer from severe sinus pressure and headaches, sinus infections, and chronic nasal congestion. It can be so difficult for these patients to concentrate and handle all of the days demands.
The pharmacy is filled with medications intended to relieve this complaint. Decongestants, antihistamines, pain medication, and antibiotics have been available for years, but unfortunately they often have a minimal and temporary effect and have significant side effects.
Sinus issues occur because the sinus outflow tracts are too narrow or obstructed. In the past sinus surgery was performed to open this blockage but this required general anesthesia, significant risks, and downtime. Balloon Sinuplasty is a revolutionary procedure where the natural outflow tracts of the sinus cavities can be gently dilated.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a procedure done under IV sedation in our office in Austin, TX. It involves the placement of a tiny sinus balloon into each of the natural drainage pathways of the sinus cavities. The natural pathway is then opened by inflation of the balloon. The balloon is removed and no stent is required. This restores the natural sinus drainage and has a 98% success rate long term in relieving sinus issues and congestion. Frequently it is performed along with turbinate reduction as well as minimally invasive endoscopic septoplasty to further enhance the results.
Typically, the patient can sense an improved breathing and reduction of sinus pressure almost immediately. Patients have minimal discomfort and usually do not require any pain medication. Most patients are back to work the following day.
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A life without a sinus issues and congestion is now a reality for patients with Balloon Sinuplasty. Call (512) 601-0303 to schedule a consultation at Sinus & Snoring Specialists to learn more.
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