Balloon Sinuplasty

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Balloon Sinuplasty

The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may refer you to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passageways.

 

Sinus Center of Atlanta is pleased to offer an advanced surgical option for the treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty, a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

 

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive sinus surgery used to open up blocked sinuses. The technology is used by qualified ENT physicians and involves the use of tiny balloons to open sinus blockages, similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries.

 

How does Balloon Sinuplasty work?

Balloon Sinuplasty is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-approved technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

diagram showing how balloon sinuplasty works

What are the advantages of Balloon Sinuplasty?

  • Safe and effective – While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical research has indicated the Balloon Sinuplasty system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.
  • Minimally invasive – The technology uses small, soft and flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without the removal of tissue or bone.
  • Reduced bleeding – Because in many instances no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure.
  • Improved recovery time – While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
  • Does not limit treatment options – This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have a progressive disease.

 

What results can I expect from Balloon Sinuplasty?

Recently published data in the leading ENT journal shows that Balloon Sinuplasty technology is safe and effective. Study participants experienced no adverse events and received significant relief from their symptoms. Clinical studies show that most patients experience improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life for more than 2 years after surgery.

 

Take the first step towards healthy breathing and relief from sinus pain and pressure. Make an appointment with the Sinus Center of Atlanta for an evaluation today.

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