Are you experiencing chronic sinusitis and finding it more and more difficult to get relief from the often-debilitating symptoms? If so, the balloon sinuplasty is an innovative procedure used to open diseased sinus passages. The treatment method is so innovative that it’s frequently referred to as the future of sinus relief. If you’d like to learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment modality offered for sinus relief in Jupiter, FL, please enjoy the following information provided by South Florida ENT Associates.
After examination by your South Florida ENT Doctor, it may be determined that the balloon sinuplasty procedure is a good option for your long-term treatment. During the procedure, the medical staff will provide a local anesthetic before identifying the areas to be treated. Next, a small, flexible, balloon catheter will be inserted into the nose and sinus openings. Once inflated, the balloon catheter will gently restructure and widen the sinus pathway. With this modification, a patient’s sinuses will once again be able to drain properly. And one of the best things about the process is that the procedure can typically be completed in less than an hour from the start of your appointment to the finish of the procedure!
The procedure is considered non-surgical and minimally invasive, and as such, there are very few side effects. Of those that patients may experience, the most common is mild discomfort in the nasal passageway area, mild inflammation, post-operative bleeding, lingering fatigue, and in some cases, a non-response to treatment. Patients will, of course, be given post-procedure at-home instructions to follow, and emergency contact information should unexpected side effects present themselves.
In general, patients will be instructed to avoid blowing their nose for the first day or so, take all prescribed or recommended medications, rinse the nasal passageways with the nasal spray provided by their physician, and take it easy and rest for about 12 to 24 hours post-procedure.
Balloon sinuplasty has been shown to be very effective in improving sinus problems and quality of life in countless patients. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, South Florida ENT Associates invite you to schedule a consultation in our comfortable ENT office near you in Jupiter, FL to evaluate whether your sinus problem would benefit from this procedure.