Sinusitis is a medical condition that induces pain and tension in the face, sinus headaches, and periodic sinus infections. Symptoms can either be intense and occur for up to four weeks, or chronic and persist for twelve weeks or longer. Over thirty million people living in the U.S. endure the condition, which is caused by the sinus lining becoming inflammed and blocking the proper draining of mucus.A surgical procedure termed balloon sinusplasty may help alleviate unpleasant and painful symptoms associated with sinusitis for our patients who don't find standard medical treatment to be effective.
It used to be that indviduals suffering from chronic sinusitis who showed little to no signs of improvement with standard treatment, could choose to have sinus surgery. Anesthesia, an operating table, and cartilage and bone removal, were all part of the surgical procedure. Balloon sinusplasty on the other hand, is a more contemporary choice for certain patients. This gentle and minimally invasive approach makes use of small and flexible instruments that are inserted into the nostrils to clear restricted sinus cavities.
Balloon sinusplasty opens up inflamed sinuses in a manner comparable to how cardiologists clear blocked arteries. The sinus anatomy is carefully navigated by a flexible catheter and guidewire, with minimum trauma or pain.
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