What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Man with chronic sinus infections thinks about getting balloon sinuplasty from an ENT.

Everyday life can become a miserable experience if you suffering from sinus inflammation. If your condition is mild, you will have some sneezing and a runny nose. But for many people, it’s the intense sinus-pressure-powered headaches that make sinus infections, also called sinusitis, so intolerable.

What Then is Balloon Sinuplsty?

Balloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon catheter dilation therapy, is a medical procedure that is minimally invasive and fairly simple. The sinus cavity, during balloon sinuplasty, will have a small balloon catheter inserted into it. This balloon is made of sterile, flexible material, and will gradually be inflated. The mucus and pus causing the pressure and infection is then forced out. And the passages will be less likely to get plugged up in the future because of the way the balloon opens them up.

Once the sinus cavity is relatively clear, it can be rinsed with a saline solution. Then the balloon is withdrawn. The result is a sinus cavity that is significantly more clear and open, leading to immediate improvements in symptoms. Depending on your health, your medical history, and your preference, a local or general anesthetic will be used.

There’s usually a short recovery phase with balloon sinuplasty, but most individuals are smoothly able to resume normal tasks within a day or two.

There are significant benefits to undergoing balloon sinuplasty.

Here are a few:

  • Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive. This means the recovery from the procedure will be swift and create little disruption to your day to day life.
  • The minimally invasive quality of the procedure also means that complications are exceptionally rare. All of this means you won’t have to go to the hospital to get the procedure and can have it performed right in your doctor’s office. That makes more people tremendously more comfortable with the procedure.
  • In most cases, considerable and lasting results are obtained. Frequently, the positive results are reported to last more than two years.

Excellent Results From a Novel Approach.

A significant amount of misery and suffering can come from chronic sinus infections. The headaches can conflict with your work, the continuous nasal drip can cause you to lose sleep. Sometimes the issue is caused by the architecture of your nasal passages. At other times, being in the wrong place at the wrong time leads to chronic sinus infections. Balloon sinuplasty can be an ideal answer.

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