What is balloon sinuplasty?
- Posted on: Dec 15 2020
Approximately 37 million American are impacted by sinusitis, making it an extremely common condition that is more prevalent than even heart disease and asthma. It has a significant impact on patients and their quality of life, making it a problem for many adults in the area. At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, we find that patient with acute or chronic sinusitis deal routinely with inflammation and the symptoms common to allergies, such as a runny or stuff nose, headaches, and significant pressure in the nasal and sinus cavities. This swelling can make anyone miserable and cause patients to seek assistance with a professional. At our ear, nose, and throat practice, we can not only provide a definitive diagnosis of conditions such as sinusitis, but we can also provide effective treatment. For some of our patients, we may suggest balloon sinuplasty.
Understanding balloon sinuplasty
When patients hear of balloon sinuplasty, they are often unfamiliar with this procedure. Our team describes the procedure as a solution for those who have chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis. It is minimally invasive and can be effective for individuals who are unable to find relief with alternative therapies such as sinus medications and nasal washes. The procedure is performed by the doctor during which a balloon catheter is inserted into the nasal passageway to reach the sinus. The balloon is then inflated slowly to restructure the nasal passages and unblock them. It preserves the sinuses and mucosal tissue while keeping the remaining bone and tissues in place. In fact, it eliminates any cutting or removal of the sinus structure. In most cases, patients who have this procedure performed will enjoy the results for several years before it may need to be performed again.
Discuss the benefits of balloon sinuplasty today with our team
At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, we are committed to ensuring patients have access to the best possible care for their ear, nose, and throat needs under one roof! We have several locations throughout the areas of Celina, McKinney, Plano, and Allen, TX, and welcome patients to contact our main line at (972) 984-1050 to request an appointment and evaluation with our doctors.
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