Innovative treatment for chronic sinus trouble
Sinusitus affects 37 million Americans each year. This bothersome sinus condition can become chronic, plaguing its sufferers with recurring symptoms including throbbing facial pain or pressure, thick nasal mucus, headaches, trouble breathing or sleeping, bad breath, irritability, fatigue or nausea. Up to 60 percent of chronic sinusitis patients do not respond successfully to medication.
We can help. Affinity Ear, Nose, and Throat experts offer an advanced new procedure to clear nasal passages and offer lasting relief. It’s called Balloon Sinuplasty, now available to adults and children.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough treatment for chronic sinusitis. A specially designed catheter is inserted gently into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. A small balloon is slowly inflated, opening the walls of the sinus passage, helping to drain the blocked sinus and restore normal mucus flow.
What are the advantages of this procedure?
Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than conventional sinus surgeries. It involves no cutting or cauterizing, which means minimal bleeding, shorter recovery time, and less discomfort following surgery. Many patients return to normal activities within 24 hours.
Is it right for me?
If you suspect you have chronic sinusitis, talk with your primary care physician first. He or she can refer you to an Affinity Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist, who will evaluate your condition to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.