As a practice we’ve seen a lot of inquiries about Sinuplasty during 2016.
I first started doing balloon Sinuplasty in the office in 2009. Balloon Sinuplasty is less invasive than conventional sinus surgery and offers a speedy recovery.
Conventional sinus surgery, known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS, is considered only if medical treatment fails or if there is a nasal and/or sinus obstruction that cannot be corrected with medication. FESS aims to clear blocked sinuses and restore normal sinus drainage by removing bone and tissue to enlarge the sinus opening, which may lead to pain, scarring, and bleeding.
With Balloon Sinuplasty, a specially‐designed catheter is inserted into the nose to reach the inflamed sinus cavity. A small balloon is slowly inflated, which widens and restructures the walls of the sinus passage without cutting and with minimal bleeding, helping to drain mucus from the blocked sinus and restore normal mucus flow. The balloon is then removed, leaving the sinuses open.
We find that most of our patients who are treated with office based Sinuplasty are back to unrestricted activity the following day.
Almost all patients who were treated with Balloon Sinuplasty reported no relapse in their symptoms two years after the procedure.
Please contact our office today (616) 994-2770 for an appointment to find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is an option for you.