Balloon Sinus Dilation
Patients suffering from chronic sinusitis typically begin treatment with medication, which may include homeopathic, over-the-counter, and prescription medications such as vaporizers, sinus rinse and nasal irrigation, decongestants, nasal steroids, antibiotics and mucus thinning drugs, or oral steroids. Unfortunately, chronic sinusitis sufferers do not always find relief through the use of these products. Nevertheless, there is an alternative solution: Balloon Sinus Dilation (BSD).
Balloon Sinus Dilation is a safe and effective procedure for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis who do not respond well to medications and are seeking relief from sinusitis and sinus pressure. Balloon Sinus Dilation allows ENT physicians to open inflamed sinuses with a device resembling a balloon to remove mucus and relieve sinus pressure. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and is effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. Balloon Sinus Dilation presents faster recovery with little down time, getting you back to doing the things you enjoy.
|Step 1: Balloon catheter is inserted into inflamed sinus||Step 2: Balloon catheter is inflated to expand sinus opening.||Step 3: Saline is sprayed into inflamed sinus to flush out mucus.||Step 4: Balloon catheter is removed, leaving sinus open.|
If you suffer from facial pain, facial pressure, sinus headaches, or recurrent sinus infections, and you have been on sinus medication for longer than three months, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinus Dilation.
If you have questions or you are interested in finding out more about Balloon Sinus Dilation, please inquire with one of our healthcare professionals.