What is Sinuplasty?
How balloon sinuplasty can help with sinus problems
If you suffer from chronic sinus headaches, you are all too familiar with the constant pressure and pain. No doubt you’ve tried over-the-counter treatments like medications and saline rinses, but your sinus problems only return. You need to discover balloon sinuplasty, the modern way to treat sinusitis. This minimally invasive treatment can work wonders to help clear inflammation and blockage in your sinuses. Dr. M. Barry Ellis, your ear, nose and throat doctor wants you to know how balloon sinuplasty can help you feel better and clearer.
If you suffer from sinus problems, you are not alone. Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses affects 37 million Americans every year. Many people don’t get relief from conventional treatments, and balloon sinuplasty can help.
Dr. M. Barry Ellis wants you to know you will benefit from balloon sinuplasty treatment if you suffer from:
-Chronic sinus or nasal problems
-Recurrent sinus infections not relieved by medication
-Headaches and pressure around your eyes
-Stuffiness and difficulty breathing through your nose
-Chronic bad taste in your mouth or bad breath
How is Sinuplasty Performed?
In Dr. Ellis’s office, he performs balloon sinuplasty under general anesthesia in an outpatient environment. While you are sedated, Dr. Ellis inserts a wire catheter containing a tiny balloon into your nostril. When he reaches a sinus blockage, he inflates the balloon and the balloon opens to widen your sinus passage. The balloon is then deflated and the catheter is removed. Your sinus passage is now open and can drain and function normally.
Which is better sinuplasty or sinus surgery?
Balloon sinuplasty is an easier answer than sinus surgery procedures because there is no cutting or removal of soft tissue or bone, and you won’t have an uncomfortable incision. There is less risk of infection, bruising, swelling and pain. With balloon sinuplasty, there is minimal downtime.
If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, it’s time for you to get some permanent relief with balloon sinuplasty. You can breathe freely again, and live without headaches and pressure.
For more information on Sinuplasty in the Mount Airy, NC area call Mount Airy ENT Head & Neck Surgery Audiology at (336) 673-3125 today!