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Posts for: August, 2016
Find out if a balloon sinuplasty could finally alleviate your chronic sinusitis symptoms.
It’s not unusual for people to experience a sinus infection at some point during their lifetime. However, it is certainly not normal to experience these symptoms for more than 12 weeks at a time. If you have been fighting inflamed sinuses that have been causing you nasal congestion, facial pressure, pain or a runny nose, then it’s time you talked to our Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL ENT doctors Dr. David Jassir and Dr. Mark Sukenik about your treatment options.
What is balloon sinuplasty?
This nonsurgical procedure is designed to open up inflamed and blocked nasal passages to help treat chronic sinusitis (sinus infections). This outpatient procedure is a fast and easy way to provide relief from your sinus pain and other symptoms. Plus, there is absolutely no incisions or cutting involved.
When is a good time to consider this treatment?
If one of our Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL otolaryngologists has diagnosed you with chronic sinusitis and regular medications are not giving you the relief you need, you could be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. Those with chronic and recurrent sinusitis can often eliminate their symptoms just by getting this procedure.
What does the procedure entail?
Instead of cutting or removing part of the bone or tissue, balloon sinuplasty places a small balloon catheter into the sinuses where we will inflate the balloon to help enlarge and drain the sinuses. Then a saline solution is sprayed into the sinuses to remove any buildup of mucus. Once the sinuses have been treated, the balloon will be removed.
What is the recovery time?
Since you won’t be undergoing surgery and the procedure is minimally invasive, you should be able to return to your daily routine after about two days.
Will my sinusitis go away after this treatment?
Most patients notice a vast improvement in their symptoms after their treatment. In fact, many patients even report still experiencing the same relief that they did after their sinuplasty two years later.
Turn to the sinusitis specialists at South Florida ENT Associates in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL to find out more about balloon sinuplasty and whether it is right for you. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.