What to Know About Balloon Sinuplasty
posted: Jan. 13, 2022.
If you are affected by chronic sinus problems, balloon sinuplasty could be right for you. Persistent inflammation and swelling in the sinus passages can cause facial pain and swelling and make it difficult to breathe through the nose. In Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, FL, balloon sinuplasty is available at South Florida ENT Associates. Our experienced ENT physicians can determine if balloon sinuplasty is the right treatment for resolving your sinus problems.
How Balloon Sinuplasty Helps
Balloon sinuplasty is a minor outpatient procedure for treating chronic sinusitis when other more conservative treatment methods have not provided lasting results. During a balloon sinuplasty, inflamed or blocked sinus passageways are opened up and drained. Afterward, patients experience long-lasting relief from a wide range of sinus symptoms, including nasal congestion and stuffiness, and sinus headaches. Patients are also able to breathe easily through the nose once again.
Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure
There are just a few simple steps to performing balloon sinuplasty at our Hollywood, FL, ENT office. First, topical anesthesia is applied to numb the nasal area. Then a small balloon catheter is inserted into the nose and guided through the sinus passageways to the inflamed area. The balloon is then inflated, which enlarges the opening of the inflamed sinus cavity. The newly opened sinus cavity is flushed with saline to clear out any trapped mucus. Finally, the balloon is deflated and the catheter is gently removed.
Balloon sinuplasty is a highly effective method for opening up blocked sinus passages and alleviating chronic sinusitis. Following the procedure, the sinus pathways will remain open indefinitely. Many patients never experience chronic or severe sinus problems again. In addition to being extremely effective, another benefit of balloon sinuplasty is that no incisions, cutting, or removal of bone is needed. Recovery is quick and patients are usually able to resume normal activities within two days.
You do not have to struggle with chronic sinus problems anymore. Balloon sinuplasty is a minor outpatient procedure that provides lasting relief. For balloon sinuplasty in Hollywood, FL, call South Florida ENT Associates at (954) 966-7000. We are also located in Pembroke Pines, FL.