Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. It uses balloon catheter technology to open blocked sinuses, allowing for better drainage and improved airflow.
Chronic Sinusitis Symptoms
Sinusitis is a common problem among Americans, affecting over 37 million each year. Acute sinusitis can often be resolved fairly quickly, chronic sinusitis usually requires more aggressive treatment. If medical management fails and sinus infection symptoms persist for longer than 12 weeks, various in-office procedures or surgeries can be considered for chronic sinus infections.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon sinuplasty is an increasingly popular choice for those looking to find relief from chronic sinusitis. It offers a safe, fast, and cost-effective method to manage symptoms while avoiding the risks associated with more invasive treatments. Benefits include;
– Quick recovery time
– Minimal discomfort
– No need for general anesthesia or incisions
– Improved sinus drainage and airflow
– Lower risk of complications than traditional methods
– Cost effective
Who is Sinuplasty Good For?
If you are an adult that has mild chronic sinusitis for longer than three months then you may be a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. The balloon sinuplasty procedure should not be performed on those with nasal polyps and it should not be used to treat patients with sleep apnea or headaches who do not have chronic sinusitis.
At NJENT, we have the New Jersey’s first and most advanced outpatient navigation and 4K ultra visual system that allows us to provide sinus care on a completely outpatient basis with low risk and minimal downtime. No other practice has this system in their office.
The balloon sinuplasty procedure typically takes less than an hour. During the procedure, balloon catheters are inserted through the nostrils and inflated to gently open blocked sinuses. The balloon is then retracted and the enlarged openings in the nasal passage allow for better drainage and improved airflow.
Sinus Procedures Recovery
Most patients are able to go home the same day of their balloon sinuplasty procedure. Patients may experience some slight discomfort and swelling around the nose which usually subsides within a few days. Some minor side effects may be experienced including swelling, nasal congestion, and headaches which should subside within a few days. Patients may also experience slight soreness in the nose or face for up to a week following the procedure.
How We Can Help
Balloon sinuplasty can be an ideal option for those looking to quickly find relief from sinus congestion without resorting to more traditional methods such as surgery or prescription medications.
The New Jersey Ear, Nose, and Throat Center team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in both ENT and plastic surgery and the associated procedures and surgeries.