For those that suffer from sinus problems, the pain and pressure they experience is often agonizing. Sometimes over-the-counter medications and drops are simply not effective in treating this problem, and they never fix the issue long-term.
At Jefferson Surgical Clinic, we offer a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. This involves using a soft, small, flexible device for a minimally invasive procedure designed to ease the symptoms of sinusitis. During the balloon sinuplasty procedure the specialist introduces a flexible balloon entirely through the nostrils and gently expands it to open blocked sinuses. It’s safe and effective, and because the doctor has no need to remove bone or tissues during surgery, bleeding, discomfort and recovery is significantly shorter.
For individuals who have lived with sinus issues, the benefits of balloon sinuplasty are many:
- Faster recovery time. While recovery time will vary from patient to patient, some have been known to be able to return to their daily routines within a 24-hour period.
- Safety. Clinical studies published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Volume 139 show that Balloon Sinuplasty is safe.
- Better quality of life. Studies also show that individuals who’ve had Balloon Sinuplasty enjoy an easier, more comfortable life.
- Reliable. Although each case is different and success of the procedure will partly depend on the extent of the sinus disease and other factors, most individuals will not require a repeat procedure or further sinusitis relief.
For more information about Balloon Sinuplasty at Jefferson Surgical Clinic, including videos and physician bios, please visit our Balloon Sinuplasty page.