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BALLOON SINUPLASTY

Those suffering from chronic sinusitis know first-hand how painful of a disorder it can be. However, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, there is a new surgical treatment for this disorder: Balloon Sinuplasty. For those that have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and have tried the typical antibiotic treatments with little success, you may qualify for a Balloon Sinuplasty. This treatment is less invasive than the previous surgeries and is a safe and potent method for relieving the pains this disorder causes.

A Balloon Sinusplasty relies on a catheter-based device to correct the disorders caused by chronic sinusitis. This technology has been shown to be both effective and safe in peer-reviewed, published medical studies. Those who underwent this procedure showed significant progress against this disorder and suffered from no unfavorable side-effects.

Otorhinolaryngologists use Balloon Sinuplasty to place small balloons in the sinuses to remove blockages in a similar fashion to an angioplasty is used to remove blockages in blood vessels. By placing these balloons in the sinus cavities, sinus drainage which would otherwise be impossible is allowed.

Benefits of Sinuplasty:

There are many benefits to having a Balloon Sinuplasty. These include:

  • Effectiveness: While all medical procedures have some risk, this procedure has been designated as a minimal risk. It is also one of the most effective ways of dealing with chronic sinusitis.
     
  • Non-Invasive: There are no incisions made during this procedure. The balloons are placed into the sinuses through the nostrils.
     
  • Fast Recovery: The recovery time for this procedure is minimal. Generally, patients can resume their normal routine after around a day.
     
  • Versatility: This treatment can be used along with other treatments to greatly increase the results.

Procedure

There are several steps involved when undergoing a Balloon Sinuplasty:

  • Access: Access to the sinus is gained using a guide catheter, which is placed through the nasal cavity. The physician will use an endoscope in order to correctly place this guide.
     
  • Balloon is Inserted: The balloon is placed through the nasal cavity using the guide catheter. Once correctly positioned, the balloon is then inflated to remove the blockage.
     
  • Balloon Removal: Once the blockage has been removed, the balloon is deflated. Removal of the balloon is straightforward through the nasal cavity. Another catheter is then inserted for irrigation purposes.
     
  • Irrigation Removal: After the sinuses are open and irrigated, the final catheters are removed through the nasal cavity.