If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, and sinus medications have proven to be ineffective in relieving your symptoms, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinus Dilation, or more commonly known as Balloon Sinuplasty™. Before Balloon Sinus Dilation became an option to treat symptoms of sinusitis, there were only two available treatments: medication and invasive sinus surgery. Read on to learn more about Balloon Sinus Dilation and see if it’s right for you.
Good candidates for Balloon Sinus Dilation suffer from sinusitis. Sinusitis is a common condition that causes swelling or inflammation of the sinuses, which may lead to consistent facial pain, headaches, nasal congestion, sore throat, lack of energy, cough, and loss of smell.
The Balloon Sinus Dilation procedure can help to relieve these symptoms. The procedure begins with small balloon catheters being placed in the nose and sinus openings. The sinus pathways will be reshaped by inflating the small balloons, encouraging proper drainage. This procedure is quick and easy, only lasting an hour and offering long-lasting benefits.
Recovery from Balloon Sinus Dilation is extremely simple, with patients returning to everyday activities within one to two days. Some patients can even return to work the next day.
If you are interested in Balloon Sinus Dilation to relieve unbearable sinusitis symptoms, do not hesitate to contact our Tuscaloosa office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!