Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the U.S. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining that prevents normal mucus drainage through the nose. This blockage causes mucus to build up in the sinuses and can lead to very uncomfortable symptoms.
If you are like many patients, you may have misdiagnosed yourself as having allergies or a cold, when you actually have sinusitis. It’s important to see Regional ENT Associates to get a proper diagnosis.
Sinus infections and pressure headaches can be so painful, it may be difficult to breathe and function during every day activities. If you suffer from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis, Regional ENT Associates can determine the best sinusitis treatment plan for you.
Safe and effective, Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, breakthrough technology used by Regional ENT to treat recurrent acute sinusitis patients, or chronic sinusitis patients, who have sinusitis symptoms that have not responded to sinus medications and therapies. Studies following chronic sinusitis patients report durable results lasting up to two years after the procedure.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty and its Advantages?
A Breakthrough in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Safe & Less Invasive With Balloon Sinuplasty, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. More than 330,000 patients suffering from sinusitis have been treated by physicians using Balloon Sinuplasty technology.
- Proven Effective Most chronic sinusitis patients report clinically meaningful improvement in sinus symptoms and quality of life through 2 years following surgery.
- Fast Recovery While recovery time varies with each patient, recovery is typically fast. In a study of in-office balloon dilation, most patients returned to work and normal activity within 2 days.
- Available in the Office Balloon Sinuplasty is now performed by some doctors in their office under local anesthesia.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a safe and effective procedure for many patients seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. It is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. And, Balloon Sinuplasty is now offered in office under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.
Sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities caused by bacteria. It usually is preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Unlike a cold, or allergy, bacterial sinusitis requires a physician’s diagnosis and treatment with an antibiotic to cure the infection and prevent future complications.
When you have frequent sinusitis, or the infection lasts three months or more, it could be chronic sinusitis. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may be less severe than those of acute; however, untreated chronic sinusitis can cause damage to the sinuses that sometimes requires surgery to repair. Click here to learn more about the Balloon Sinuplasty we offer in office.