6 Alleviating Advantages of Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty

Having chronic sinus problems is frustrating and can interfere with your daily life. If you’ve tried all the usual remedies with no success, balloon sinuplasty may bring some welcomed relief.

This innovative procedure helps relieve stubborn congestion and allows for more effective mucus drainage. Balloon sinuplasty is less invasive than other surgical options and provides many benefits for patients.

Here are a few advantages of this innovative treatment option. 

1. Provides Relief

It is a safe and effective treatment for chronic sinusitis. With a 96% success rate, most patients do not require additional treatments or procedures for their sinus issues.

For the few who do need additional treatment, there are other options available. The balloon sinuplasty does not interfere with other sinus treatments or procedures.

2. Less Invasive

Balloon sinuplasty is much less invasive than traditional sinus procedures. Endoscopic surgery often results in bone, skin, or cartilage removal and longer recovery times.

Balloon sinuplasty involves opening the sinuses with an inflatable balloon. This procedure is minimally invasive, and there’s a lower chance of damage to the sinuses and surrounding tissues.

3. Minimal Bleeding

There’s no cutting or removing tissue or bone with this technology. This lowers the chance of bleeding, pain, or infection.

During a balloon sinuplasty, an ENT specialist gently opens blocked sinuses, providing relief from chronic sinusitis for most patients. The procedure is less invasive than other options, so the chance for excessive bleeding or other complications is low.

4. Less Pain

Balloon sinuplasty is gentler to your sinuses than endoscopic sinus surgery. You’ll experience less pain with this procedure than more invasive options.

Patients may experience mild pain or discomfort following the procedure that can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medicine. You may experience a sinus headache after your procedure. This should only last a few days at the most.

5. Fast Recovery

Endoscopic surgery patients may need weeks to recover from the procedure. With balloon sinuplasty, recovery is much quicker.

The use of a local anesthetic combined with less damage to the sinus tissues allows patients to recover quickly with minimal pain or bleeding.  Most procedures can be completed in the office under local anesthesia provided on small pieces of surgical gauze.   There is little to no pain with these procedures.

Although recovery times may vary, patients can usually resume normal activities in a day or two following the procedure. Patients can travel  within days after the procedure.

6. Doesn’t Limit Treatment Options

Having a balloon sinuplasty procedure works for most patients, offering some much-needed relief from chronic sinusitis. But some patients may need further sinus treatment. 

There are other options. Having this procedure doesn’t limit or interfere with any future treatments you may need for a progressive sinus condition. 

The Many Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

If you’re tired of chronic sinus issues ruining your day, there are treatment options available. A balloon sinuplasty may be the solution you’re looking for.

It’s a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that helps many sinus sufferers breathe easier and feel better. If you’re looking for relief from your sinus issues, we’d love to help you.

Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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