Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Sinus Problems

  Young woman with sinus pressure pain.

Those who suffer from chronic sinus problems can often become extremely discouraged. They go to the doctor in the hopes of feeling better, yet even after multiple appointments and prescriptions, they are still miserable. Receiving the correct diagnosis and treatment can prove to be difficult, as many general practitioners are not equipped to provide anything other than short term relief. A “one size fits all” approach is often used, yet sinus problems vary and can have more than a single contributing cause. If you are suffering from chronic sinus problems, it is time to seek another solution.

Inflamed sinuses can lead to a variety of associated health conditions: sleep deprivation, depression, chronic headaches, and secondary conditions, such as allergies or asthma. Balloon sinuplasty is an effective treatment for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis. This procedure has been proven to work for the majority of patients, and there is seldom any need for a great deal of aftercare. It has become a great way to avoid surgery, and if patients are good candidates for the procedure, it is one of the most highly recommended treatments for chronic sinus problems.

Balloon sinuplasty involves the insertion of a thin tube into the nose. At the end of the tube is a small balloon that the doctor guides into the blocked area inside the nasal cavity. Once in position, the balloon is inflated to help clear the passageway so that the sinuses can drain better and relieve congestion. This minimally invasive procedure can help keep sinus infections from recurring and offer relief from the pain and discomfort that interferes with daily living.

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Short recovery time
  • Safe, with fewer risks than traditional surgery
  • Effective for chronic sinusitis

Balloon sinuplasty has helped millions of people have fewer sinus infections and symptoms, improving their health and comfort. Dr. Levitin can help you decide if this procedure would be beneficial for you or if another type of sinus treatment would better suit your needs.