Balloon Sinuplasty 101
A Balloon Sinuplasty is a revolutionary new way to safely and efficiently relieve patients of their chronic sinusitis symptoms. With this minimally invasive procedure, there are no incisions and the procedure is shown to be more effective than the traditionally invasive sinus surgery.
Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure
Utilizing a small flexible, balloon catheter, a Balloon Sinuplasty is the leading-edge sinusitis treatment for many reasons. In four simple steps, patients can be relieved of their uncomfortable sinus pain symptoms:
- The balloon catheter device is smoothly inserted into the inflamed sinus passage.
- The balloon then is inflated to restructure and widen the sinus wall to expand the inflamed sinus passageway, while leaving the sinus lining unharmed.
- A saline solution is then sprayed into the inflamed sinus, flushing out built-up pus and mucus.
- The balloon catheter is removed, leaving a cleaner and open sinus.
What to Expect After Balloon Sinuplasty
Recovery times vary with each patient, but it is much faster than traditional sinus surgery. In most cases, patients returned to work and regular activities within two days. The Balloon Sinuplasty is also proven to be more effective. Most patients who suffered from chronic sinusitis reported significant improvement in sinus symptoms two years after their procedure.
If you have been suffering from chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications or traditional sinus surgery, Dr. Lapco offers the less invasive, proven technology. He offers a Balloon Sinuplasty procedure in-office under local anesthetic, so there is no need for operating rooms or general anesthetic. See how simple it can be to alleviate your sinusitis symptoms with the revolutionary Balloon Sinuplasty procedure today.
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