Anyone who suffers from chronic sinus infections knows how painful and debilitating they can be, but recent advances in medical technology can help. The expert team of ENT physicians and surgeons at Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center offers cutting-edge sinus treatments, including the balloon sinuplasty procedure, at their locations in St. Clair Shores, Macomb Township, Rochester, Grosse Pointe, and Sterling Heights, Michigan. To learn how balloon sinuplasty can improve your quality of life, call or book an appointment online today.
If the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinus infections negatively affect your quality of life, you may want to explore balloon sinuplasty (BSP).
Balloon sinuplasty is a breakthrough, minimally invasive surgical procedure that relieves the pain and pressure of chronic sinusitis. BSP uses a thin, flexible balloon catheter to create space and facilitate mucus drainage in blocked sinus passages.
This is a safe and effective procedure that’s much less invasive than traditional sinuplasty. Studies show that 95% of patients who receive balloon sinuplasty report improved symptoms nine months after treatment.
BSP is a minimally invasive procedure that offers numerous benefits over traditional sinus surgery, such as:
After balloon sinuplasty, you can generally return to your normal activities within 48 hours, and some procedures only require local anesthesia.
The Lakeshore ENT specialists may suggest balloon sinuplasty if you have chronic sinusitis that doesn’t improve with medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over-the-counter drugs. This procedure may help relieve:
Your doctor discusses if you’re a good candidate for BSP during your consultation.
First, one of the skilled Lakeshore ENT surgeons evaluates your condition to determine whether balloon sinuplasty is right for you. If you pursue BSP, the procedure takes place on an outpatient basis and generally lasts less than 30 minutes.
Afterward, there’s no need to pack your sinuses with gauze as you would with traditional sinus surgery, and you should be able to return to work or normal activities within 48 hours of your procedure.
Complications from balloon sinuplasty are rare, but your surgeon discusses all possible risks before the procedure.
If you’re looking for relief from chronic sinus infections without the hassles of traditional surgery, call Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center or book an appointment online today.
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