Are you one of the 37 million Americans who suffer from chronic sinusitis? Balloon sinuplasty may be the answer you are looking for.
Symptoms of sinusitis include nasal congestion, sinus pressure, facial pain or pressure, headache, swelling around the eyes, and postnasal drip.
Traditionally, treatment for sinusitis was limited to medicines such as decongestants, antibiotics, and antihistamines. Many times, if these medications do not solve the problem, patients would require very invasive sinus surgery.
Today, there is an in office procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty that requires no general anesthesia and has little down time for the patient. During this procedure, an ENT doctor inserts a small, flexible tube into the patient’s nose.
The tube is equipped with a balloon catheter that the doctor inflates inside the sinus cavity, returning sinus function to normal. The procedure is performed while the patient is still awake, drastically reducing procedure costs and recovery time. Patients can usually return to work and normal activities the next day.
Results of balloon sinus dilation are typically very good, and compare equally with traditional sinus surgery, with as many as 95% of patients finding relief and passageways that are open indefinitely.
The doctors at the ENT Institute uses balloons from Entellus Medical, the only balloons indicated to be used on children as young as 2 years old. In a recent clinical study using Entellus Medical balloon sinus dilation, there were 0 complications in 50 patients (157 Sinuses treated)* proving it a safe procedure.
You can have peace of mind knowing this safe procedure may help stop your or your child’s suffering and give you and your child your life back.
The doctors at the ENT Institute are leaders in the country for this in office procedure, in fact, doctors travel to the ENT Institute from across the country to learn best practices for performing office based Balloon Sinuplasty from our doctors.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.