If symptoms of sinusitis become too difficult to manage with medications alone, a balloon sinus procedure may be a way to open the sinus passageways. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and do not respond well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery. Balloon sinus procedures are considered a less invasive option and can improve your quality of life.
Common Symptoms of Sinusitis
Common symptoms of sinusitis include:
· Facial pain, pressure, or congestion
· Difficulty breathing through the nose
· Yellow or green mucus discharge
· Teeth pain
· Bad breath
· Sore throat
· Loss of smell or taste
What is Balloon Sinusplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty technology is a minimally invasive endoscopic, catheter-based system. It uses a small, flexible sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and restore normal sinus drainage. When the balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the nasal passageway without damaging the sinus lining. Balloon sinuplasty allows the surgeon to widen the blocked nasal passages and flush out or remove congestion, often using a saline solution. There is minimal bleeding, and most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours. This procedure has grown in popularity within the last 10 years because it is associated with high success rates and low risks of complications.
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