Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinusitis
Over 31 million people suffer from sinus problems and look to over-the-counter medications and antibiotics to relieve pressure, pain, and inflammation. For some, these remedies may be helpful, but for others, symptoms may persist.
If you’re among the latter and experience chronic sinus pain with no relief, Excel ENT can help. Our state-of-the-art balloon sinuplasty treatment is minimally invasive, quick, and effective. Learn everything you need to know about this life-changing procedure, including benefits, who’s a candidate, and more from the experts at Excel ENT.
What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?
If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis, your sinus passage has most likely become inflamed and swollen, which leads to a narrowing of the passage. Your sinuses can’t drain correctly, so you begin to experience bothersome sinus symptoms.
Balloon sinuplasty is an innovative treatment to reduce symptoms of sinusitis like sinus pain, headaches, runny nose, and more. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis and is FDA-approved to restore proper sinus drainage.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
During balloon sinuplasty, an Excel ENT expert inserts a catheter into the sinus cavity. With this catheter, a small balloon is inflated to expand the sinus passage. Then, the balloon is carefully deflated and removed. You should experience immediate relief from better airflow and an enlarged sinus passageway.
Balloon sinuplasty is quick and convenient, and many patients return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities a few days after treatment, like running and weight lifting. However, everyone’s recovery is different, and before your balloon sinuplasty, your ENT will discuss your downtime in-depth.
What Are the Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?
Studies show that 92% of patients had normally-functioning sinus passageways from their first review one week postoperatively and beyond. In fact, there are numerous benefits of balloon sinuplasty beyond the alleviation of your symptoms. Some other advantages include:
- Minimally invasive
- Minimal bleeding
- Little downtime, especially compared to traditional sinus surgery
Are You a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
If your sinus problems are resistant to OTC medications, antibiotics, and other forms of treatment, you’re most likely a candidate for balloon sinuplasty. You’ll usually receive a referral from your primary care doctor once they notice recurring and resistant sinus headaches, pressure, pain, and other symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
At Excel ENT, we will perform a CT scan to diagnose the cause of your chronic sinusitis. With this scan, we can examine your sinuses and determine the cause of chronic sinusitis. If your anatomy and symptoms would be improved with balloon sinuplasty, we will discuss the procedure in-depth with you and answer any questions.
Relieve Sinus Pressure Fast with Excel ENT
If you experience chronic sinusitis symptoms like sinus pressure, runny nose, post-nasal drip, and more—we want to help you find the relief you deserve! It can be challenging to navigate everyday life when you don’t feel your best, and our team at Excel ENT is dedicated to helping you get back to feeling your best with our balloon sinuplasty treatment.
We can curate a personalized, evidence-based treatment plan so you can find relief from your pesky sinus problems. If you think you may be a candidate, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!
Your Sinus Experts: Excel ENT in Hoover & Homewood
Proudly serving Birmingham, AL, and surrounding areas, we’re your sinus experts. We offer numerous treatments for chronic sinus pain, including balloon sinuplasty. Call us at (205) 988-6858 or contact us online to schedule a consultation online today!
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