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Sinus Relief Without Surgery
If you suffer from chronic sinus congestion, you know the discomfort it brings. You may have endured it for years, trying over-the-counter medications, antibiotics and other remedies, or simply resigned yourself to living with it.
The good news is that lasting relief is available through a non-surgical procedure called sinuplasty, also known as balloon dilation technology. Our ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs or otolaryngologists) are skilled in this technique, which widens the sinus opening permanently and makes it less susceptible to infection. This technique uses a catheter and balloon device and avoids cutting, leading to less pain and resulting in a quicker and more comfortable recovery.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) is a breakthrough, minimally invasive procedure that offers relief to chronic sinusitis sufferers. BSP is safe and effective for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
During BSP, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose.
How Does It Work?
Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis.
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Is It Right for Me?
If you have chronic sinus congestion, chances are you could benefit greatly from balloon sinuplasty.
If any of the following apply to you, see a certified ENT doctor to to determine a sinusitis treatment plan.
- Facial pain
- Facial pressure
- Recurrent sinus infection
- Sinus headaches
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