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Balloon Sinuplasty: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is more than just a nuisance; it’s a constant battle against inflammation and blockages within the sinus passages. Traditional treatments can provide temporary relief but for many, the symptoms persist, casting a shadow over daily life and overall well-being. Luckily, there’s a beacon of hope for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis: balloon sinuplasty.

Those who suffer from chronic sinusitis are all too familiar with the congestion, pain, pressure and loss of smell that come from blocked sinuses. Sinusitis can even cause headaches, sore throats and earaches, which may be confused for other illnesses. Especially when sinusitis becomes chronic, meaning it lasts for 12 or more weeks at a time, sufferers can be desperate for relief. The first line of treatment is usually nasal corticosteroids, allergy medications or at-home options like nasal rinses. Unfortunately, many of these fall short of permanently ending chronic sinus infections, leaving surgery as a final option.

Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that gently opens blocked sinus passages using a small, flexible balloon. There is no cutting and no removal of tissue, just targeted dilation to restore proper drainage and airflow. A catheter balloon is inserted into the sinuses, then gently inflated to open the blocked sinus. Saline can be sprayed into the sinus cavity to flush out mucus and bacteria before the balloon is removed.

The largest advantage of balloon sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery is that it’s minimally invasive which allows for faster recovery times and less postoperative discomfort. Many patients are able to return to their daily routines within a day or two. Aftercare is relatively simple, and a majority of patients report positive and lasting results.

Tired of battling chronic sinusitis? Ready for a solution that offers real and lasting relief? Balloon sinuplasty may be the answer you’ve been searching for. To learn more about balloon sinuplasty and if it’s right for you, call Biltmore ENT at (602) 560-1085.