Balloon Sinuplasty (or Balloon Sinus Surgery) is a safe and effective procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.
The concept of Balloon Sinuplasty comes from the field of cardiology where balloons have been used for years to gently dilate blocked heart arteries.
With sinus surgery, the goal is to open blocked sinus passages in order to allow the sinuses to drain freely and before 2005, this was accomplished with traditional sinus surgery in which sinus tissue and bone would be removed in order to make the passages larger. In 2005, balloons were introduced as a way of dilating these sinus passages to enlarge the drainage pathways. With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, since the balloon is dilating the tissue rather than removing it.
In the last few years Balloon Sinuplasty has become a widely used solutions for sinusitus, and ENT Services of Abilene has performed many of these in-office procedures.
Interested in learning more about Balloon Sinuplasty, and whether you could be a candidate?
What are the Benefits of In-Office Balloon Sinus Surgery?
- Quick Office Procedure
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, balloon sinus surgery does not require general anesthesia nor are the removal of bone and tissue from sinus passages. This means the procedure can be done in our Abilene office, often with just local anesthesia.
- Quick Recovery
Recovery time is short and many of our patients report resuming their normal activities the same day of the balloon dilation procedure.
- Instant Relief from Sinus Pressure
Balloon Sinus Procedure opens passages, restores drainage and delivers immediate relief for sinusitus sufferers. Many patients report instantly being able to breathe ‘normally’ for the first time in years!
More than 150,000 patients have been treated safely with Balloon Sinuplasty.
Over 95% of patients who’ve had the procedure say they would have it again.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. This is a much less invasive option used by ENT Specialist of Abilene doctors to treat chronic sinusitis that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life.