So many people needlessly suffer from chronic sinusitis causing facial pain, headaches, recurring infection, and chronic congestion. Balloon sinuplasty, or balloon catheter dilation surgery, is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to help put an end to persistent sinus issues.
Here’s the information you need about this amazing procedure.
What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic technique that is FDA cleared to open nasal passages and relieve chronic sinusitis. During the procedure, a small, flexible balloon catheter is inserted into the large sinuses. The balloon is expanded to gently open the sinus, saline is used to flush the sinus, and then the catheter is removed. The procedure is a safe and effective way to help improve breathing through nasal passages in an outpatient setting in less than an hour!
What Are the Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?
Unlike traditional surgery that requires incision and longer recovery, balloon sinuplasty is a safer technique. Most enjoy a shorter recovery period and less bleeding than associated with more invasive procedures.
What to Expect During Balloon Sinuplasty?
Before and after your balloon sinuplasty, you’ll need to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Some patients are given a general anesthetic to help them sleep through the treatment. On average, expect the balloon sinuplasty and post-anesthesia recovery to take about three hours. If you receive only local anesthetic, you can be in and out of the office in about an hour.
Afterward, you are released to recover at home. You need to rest and follow your doctor’s instructions and listen to your body, because everyone recovers at a different rate. While recovery time is individual, many find they are able to return to regular activities after about 24 hours.
Where Can I Go for Successful Results From a Balloon Sinuplasty in McLean?
It’s time to feel better and put an end to recurrent sinusitis! Schedule a visit with the caring doctors at ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery to find out if balloon sinuplasty is right for you. Call us today for an appointment at 703-448-0005!