balloon sinuplasty

The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

It’s one thing to suffer from a sinus infection for a week, but life can become miserable when you are constantly suffering from chronic sinus infections or sinusitis. In the past, one of the best treatments a patient could use to get real long-term relief from their chronic sinusitis was to have traditional or endoscopic sinus surgery. However, there is a risk of bleeding and a long recovery time associated with traditional sinus surgery.

There is now a better way to get real long-term relief from your painful sinus issues called balloon sinuplasty. If you are suffering from chronic or recurrent sinus symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the balloon sinuplasty procedure.

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Balloon Sinuplasty Treats the Underlying Cause of Your Chronic Infections

Many treatments for chronic sinus issues focus on managing the symptoms rather than treating the underlying causes. While symptom management is important it will never bring long-lasting relief to the sinuses. 

Balloon sinuplasty gently opens up the nasal passages so that the sinuses can effectively drain again. It's even done in the comfort of the doctor's office and doesn't require a hospital stay. Balloon sinuplasty is so safe and effective that most insurance companies accept it.

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

The balloon sinuplasty procedure, also known as balloon sinus dilation, is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that treats blocked sinus passageways. When mucus can't effectively drain from the nose, recurrent and chronic sinus infections begin to occur, leading to painful symptoms like congestion, sore throat, stuffy nose, loss of sense of smell, bad breath, and much more. That's why treating the blockage can bring real long-lasting relief.

During the balloon sinuplasty procedure, a small sinus balloon catheter is inserted through the sinus openings and into the sinus cavity. It is then inflated to open up the sinus cavity and removed to bring back normal sinus drainage. Your sinuses then can drain and the infection can be cleaned out with a saline solution.

After the procedure, you should see immediate improvement and be able to breathe easily through your nose again.

The Technology Has Been Tested and Proven to be Safe and Effective

After a study, the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure was approved by the FDA in 2005. The risk of complications was proven to be minimal, and there is no cutting or bone removal. Also, since Balloon Sinuplasty has been proven to be safe, most insurance carriers accept it.

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Affordable?

Balloon Sinuplasty can save you time and money when compared to conventional sinus surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty helps you save on:

- Because the procedure is done in the office, you can save money by avoiding the anesthesia and hospital costs associated with other types of sinus surgeries.

Time - The procedure only takes a little over an hour and the recovery time is 24-48 hours. You should be able to return to normal activities after this period. Traditional surgery can have a recovery time of a week or more.

Hassle - Balloon Sinuplasty has a success rate of over 95% and is an effective long-term solution for chronic sinus pain.

Get Long-Term Sinus Relief At Sinus And Nasal Specialists Of Louisiana

If you need long-term relief from your recurrent sinus infections, our effective procedure, Balloon Sinuplasty, can help. The minimally invasive approach has excellent outcomes, and it allows our ENT professionals to improve our patient's quality of life every day.