Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. This procedure is less invasive than conventional sinus surgery and allows you to quickly return to your normal activities.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially?designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage without cutting and with minimal bleeding, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal mucus flow. The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open. Balloon Sinuplasty opens blocked sinuses yet preserves the natural structure of the sinuses.
With a quick recovery time and no long term side effects, the balloon sinuplasty is a smart choice in your personal healthcare decisions. Contact our Birmingham, Alabama location today for more information.
Benefits of Sinuplasty
Safe and effective – The reported complication rate for Balloon Sinuplasty is low. Balloon Sinuplasty has proven to be a safe and effective procedure.
Minimally invasive – The procedure uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, often without tissue or bone removal.
Reduced bleeding – In many instances, bone or tissue removal is not necessary so there may be reduced bleeding with the procedure.
Improved recovery time – Many people can return to their normal activities within 24 hours of the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure.
Decreased need for RX pain medicine- Patients report less pain after the procedure, which means less need for prescription pain medicine overall.
Balloon Sinuplasty is sometimes performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting; however, the sinus surgeons at Excel ENT are able to treat certain patients in our Birmingham office under local anesthesia.
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