FAQs About Balloon Sinuplasty
posted: Dec. 29, 2023.
Balloon sinuplasty is a revolutionary medical procedure designed to alleviate sinusitis symptoms without the need for traditional surgery. Let's answer some of your most frequently asked questions about balloon sinuplasty, offered by the doctors at South Florida ENT Associates, located in the Weston, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Hollywood, FL areas.
What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, involving a small, flexible balloon catheter. The catheter is inserted into the blocked sinus passageway and inflated to gently open and reshape the sinus cavity. Then, the sinus cavity is flushed with saline to remove any mucus or pus. This allows for improved drainage and ventilation, relieving symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis.
Who is a candidate?
Balloon sinuplasty is great for those suffering from chronic sinusitis and who don't respond to other treatments like medication and lifestyle changes.
If you think you might be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty in the Weston, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, or Hollywood, FL areas, schedule a consultation with the doctors at South Florida ENT Associates today.
Is it painful?
Most people experience minimal discomfort during and afterward, due to the use of local or general anesthesia. Post-procedure, patients can use over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
What is the recovery time?
Most people can resume normal activities within 24 to 48 hours!
Are there any risks?
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications. However, they are rare. These can include infection, bleeding or injury to surrounding structures in the nose.
How long do the results last?
The results can typically be long-lasting, though this can vary due to factors such as the severity of sinusitis and how well you adhere to post-operative care instructions.
Can balloon sinuplasty be performed more than once?
The procedure is designed to be repeatable if symptoms recur over time.
How to Book Your Appointment
Have you been looking for balloon sinuplasty in the Weston, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, or Hollywood, FL areas? Dr X at South Florida ENT Associates can help. Book an appointment at our Florida clinics today. Call for more information today at (954) 966-7000 for the office in Hollywood, FL, (954) 389-1414 for the offices in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 438-1015 for the office in Memorial West Medical Building in Pembroke Pines, FL, (954) 237-2505 for the office in Atria in Pembroke Pines, FL, and (561) 353-7377 for the office in Boca Raton, FL.