Patients who suffer from sinusitis often suffer from facial pain, headaches, nasal congestion, sore throat, lack of energy, and more. These symptoms are caused by inflammation of the sinuses, which can lead to infection. Thankfully, there is a procedure to treat these uncomfortable symptoms: Balloon Sinus Dilation, or more commonly known as Balloon Sinuplasty™.
When sinusitis symptoms last longer than three months, Balloon Sinus Dilation is often suggested. In the past, medication and invasive surgery were the only two options to treat sinusitis. There are multiple advantages of Balloon Sinus Dilation over traditional sinus surgery. Balloon Sinus Dilation is less invasive than traditional surgery. Most people can return to normal activities and work quickly after the procedure. There is also minimal bleeding and post-op pain.
The Balloon Sinus Dilation procedure is also quick and easy. Instead of having to undergo a fully invasive, time-consuming surgery, Balloon Sinus Dilation lasts about an hour. Local anesthetic is also used to numb the nose for optimal patient comfort. Choosing this procedure may also reduce healthcare costs in the future!
As you can see, Balloon Sinus Dilation is an ideal option for patients who are suffering from chronic sinusitis and wish to avoid traditional sinus surgery. This less-invasive option can greatly improve your quality of life!
If you are interested in Balloon Sinus Dilation, contact our Tuscaloosa office today. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you!