Sinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It affects 37 million Americans each year and can severely impact your quality of life and lead to significant healthcare costs. The Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s ENT specialists have a solution: Balloon Sinuplasty. It’s a non-surgical procedure performed in-office to alleviate your chronic sinusitis and the accompanying symptoms, including headaches, breathing difficulties, facial tenderness and reduced sense of smell and taste.
About Balloon Sinuplasty
For this procedure, a Jefferson Surgical Clinic ENT specialist inserts a catheter into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus. Then a small balloon is slowly inflated to gently widen and restructure the sinus passage walls and drain blockage. Once normal mucus flow is restored, the balloon is carefully removed. There is no cutting involved and the entire procedure can be performed in less than two hours.
Studies show that after Balloon Sinuplasty, sinusitis symptoms do not return in 95% of patients (at an average follow-up period of 9 months), and many patients reported symptom improvement two years after the procedure. *
Balloon Sinuplasty is performed right here at the Jefferson Surgical Clinic and does not require general anesthesia. This makes the treatment more affordable than sinus surgery and also has a quicker recovery time.
* Information cited from BalloonSinuplasty.com