Balloon Sinuplasty: Chronic Sinusitis Treatment in Birmingham, AL
When chronic sinus pain persists despite standard treatment options like antibiotics, advanced sinus treatments such as Balloon Sinuplasty can provide a solution. At ExcelENT, we offer a comprehensive evaluation to determine the most suitable treatment options for your condition.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a groundbreaking treatment for chronic, recurrent sinusitis performed in the comfort of our ExcelENT office. Administered under local anesthesia, a small catheter with a balloon is inserted into the sinus opening. The balloon is gently inflated, opening up blocked sinuses and allowing for drainage, providing immediate relief from pain. Balloon Sinuplasty is generally painless, and most patients can resume their regular activities the next day, experiencing significant improvement in their sinus symptoms.
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What to Expect During Balloon Sinuplasty
During the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure, you can expect the following:
It’s important to consult with your doctor before the procedure to get detailed instructions for your case and any post-operative care requirements. At ExcelENT, our ENT experts will guide you through the process and ensure a smooth experience.
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Balloon Sinuplasty FAQs
Balloon dilation has been proven to last at least one to two years in most patients, comparable to or even better than traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. Clinical trials support its efficacy as a long-term solution, offering the potential for long-lasting or even permanent relief from sinus symptoms.
While any nasal procedure can result in pain, nosebleeds, or anesthesia-related side effects, major complications from Balloon Sinuplasty are extremely rare. The delicate composition of the sinuses’ surrounding bones minimizes the risk of serious injury. However, our experienced team takes every precaution to ensure patient safety.
Although Balloon Sinuplasty has been proven effective, some insurance companies may classify it as experimental and not cover the procedure. If insurance coverage is unavailable, we work closely with our patients to establish flexible payment options to make this advanced treatment accessible.