Balloon Sinuplasty represents a breakthrough in the field of endoscopic sinus surgery. This sinus relief procedure is an effective and safe treatment for individuals suffering from chronic sinusitis. This includes relief from uncomfortable sinus pain. Balloon Sinuplasty is different from the traditional sinus surgery because none of the tissues or bone are removed and there is no cutting required. The procedure uses a flexible, small balloon catheter to open up the sinus passageways that have become blocked. This helps the mucus that has built up in people suffering from the symptoms of chronic sinusitis to drain.
During the first step of the procedure, a balloon catheter is inserted into the area that has become inflamed. The second step involves inflating and expanding the balloon so the sinus opening is expanded. Saline is then sprayed into the inflamed sinus so the mucus and pus is flushed out. From there, the system is removed. The sinuses will remain open. The idea is, once the sinus balloon has been expanded, the sinus passageway walls are widened and restructured. The sinus lining integrity is maintained.
The Safety of Balloon Sinuplasty
Leading ENT journals have published clinical data revealing the procedure is effective and safe. There were no adverse effects experienced by the patients due to the device. A clinical and statistic improvement was demonstrated in the symptoms of sinusitis. The process has been proven to have a fast recovery and to be effective when it comes to sinus relief.
The reason Balloon Sinuplasty is both less invasive and safer is because the nasal tissues and bone are not cut. Over 535,000 people with the symptoms of chronic sinusitis have received treatments with this procedure. One study followed the people after they had received surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty for a period of two years. The majority of these patients showed a meaningful and significant improvement in their quality of life and their sinus symptoms.
The time necessary for recovery is dependent on each individual. In most cases, there is a fast recovery period. The technology used is less invasive and proven by ENT doctors for the treatment of patients with recurrent and chronic sinusitis.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a truly amazing procedure that relieves symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis in a less invasive manner than traditional surgery. If you are interested in learning more about balloon sinuplasty and/or finding out if you are a good candidate, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Regional ENT Associates, located in Gallatin and Lebanon. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!