Sinusitis refers to inflammation and infection within the sinus cavities. It can cause a host of disruptive symptoms ranging from headaches and nasal congestion to ear pain, fatigue and bad breath. When sinusitis lingers longer than 12 weeks, it is termed as chronic sinusitis.
If you are someone who suffers from chronic sinusitis, you understand what a miserable threat it can be to your quality of life, especially if your condition is not responding to conservative therapies or medication. In such cases, you may have been told that sinus surgery is your only option. Before you commit to the cost and recovery of invasive sinus surgery, we invite you to get a second opinion with Dr. Gregory Levitin.
Finding a Physician Who Performs Balloon Sinuplasty
Regardless of where it is in the body, undergoing surgery is a serious decision and notable investment of your time and money. Sinus surgery (or FESS) is no different. In fact, sinus surgery can bring significant disruption since it involves the airways. It may take several weeks or months to feel normal again after sinus surgery. What if there was another, much less invasive method to relieve your chronic sinusitis symptoms?
Dr. Gregory Levitin proudly offers balloon sinuplasty, which is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that uses an inflatable balloon catheter to open up the sinus passages and reduce recurring infections and the associated sinusitis symptoms. Balloon sinuplasty has become a highly-preferred alternative to surgical sinuplasty (FESS) and a procedure that most patients are very grateful they found before resorting to surgery.
Advantages of Choosing Balloon Sinuplasty Over FESS
As a much less invasive procedure compared to traditional sinus surgery (FESS), balloon sinuplasty offers the following valued benefits:
- Outpatient procedure. Patients can usually return home the same day
- Short recovery time – days compared to weeks
- Less post-operative pain
- Safer with fewer risks
- No incisions
- High success rate
Would you be relieved if you were told you didn’t need sinus surgery to successfully address your chronic sinusitis? Call Dr. Levitin in NYC today to find out if you qualify for minimally-invasive balloon sinuplasty. We are the second opinion you’ll be glad you sought.