Balloon Sinuplasty Patient Testimonials
After my NFL football career, when I wasn’t working out every day of my life, my sinus problems started to magnify. When I was at work broadcasting, I started having severe post nasal drip and started taking allergy medicine and using nasal pumps.
I was trying just about anything, all kinds of homeopathic remedies and teas. I literally tried it all. I tried a hyperbaric chamber to see if I could get more oxygen by sleeping in one of those things. None of it worked.
It’s crazy that it was such a simple procedure to get done, to fix something that I struggled with for a long time.
After surgery, there was not a lot of recovery time, and when I think about how I feel now and how I’m capable of breathing, it was an easy decision.
I tell others that Balloon Sinuplasty is a must!
When I suffered from chronic sinusitis, I would have a hard time sleeping at night, my breathing would be difficult, and the post-nasal drip was so bad that it would cause issues with asthma. I wasn’t able to exercise the way I wanted to – I missed a few 5K runs due to sinusitis. Finally, my sinusitis could be embarrassing at times – I had a lot of nasal discharge, which could be quite disgusting and required me to blow my nose constantly while teaching.
I had five previous sinus surgeries before surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology. After these prior surgeries, my face was bruised, I had a lot of bleeding, and I was in a lot of pain. I probably missed several weeks of work over the years due to these surgeries. It was frustrating to have surgery after surgery and not feel like I had remedied the problem.
In contrast, right after surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology, when I woke up I felt great. I didn’t feel any pressure, aching pain, or a headache. When I walked out of the building an hour or two after my surgery to go home, I could smell that there was a fire close by! I was amazed at how quickly after the surgery I was able to breathe. I also looked perfectly normal. It’s been a year and a half since the procedure, and I have felt awesome! I haven’t had lingering sinus infections like before, I don’t have the constant sinus pressure and headaches, and I can sleep at night.
After his sinus symptoms got increasingly worse over a period of five years, James decided he needed to do something about it. He started with over-the-counter medications. When those ceased to work, he sought his doctor’s help. At first he visited his doctor twice a year, then four times, and eventually he was visiting him monthly in hopes of keeping his sinus symptoms in check.
Looking for a more long-lasting solution, James met with an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and eventually had an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure. Five months later, he couldn’t be happier with the results.
“The painful pressure in my face and headaches are gone,” James states, “It really made a difference in my life.”
Before I had the surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology, people would say to me, “You always have a cold,” because I was always congested. I had difficulty breathing, both during the day and night. It got to the point where I had to sleep sitting up. At work, I spend about 85% of my day on the phone, and I had trouble speaking at times because of my breathing. I had to curtail my phone usage.
In the past 7 months since surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology, my breathing has been 100% better. I am actually able to close my mouth and breathe at the same time, which I was never able to do. I can speak on the phone with much more clarity, and don’t have to limit my phone usage like I used to. It’s also nice to sit down to a meal and enjoy the smell and taste of my food.
Surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty Technology was the only option I could see for myself. I don’t like to take medications, so the prospect of taking medication for the rest of my life was unappealing. I tried acupuncture and herbal medicine, which helped, but it didn’t address my sinusitis on an ongoing basis.
My life has changed dramatically. The entire process of surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty was very short, pain-free, and I’d recommend it to anyone.
Hi Dr. Levitin,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend thus far! I apologize for the delay in sending you my written testimonial about the Clarifix procedure. Here are my thoughts:
“Prior to undergoing to Clarifix procedure, I had struggled for multiple years with a chronic runny nose. It was so rampant that I needed to carry a pack of pocket tissues with my everywhere. It was normal for me to go through an entire pack of these tissues in one day, sometimes even more. Following the procedure, however, I have experienced tremendous relief. My breathing has improved, but most importantly, I would say I’ve experienced around 70% relief with my chronic runny nose. I went from using 7+ tissue packs a week to now using just 1. I now feel like I can live a normal lifestyle, one without this discomfort of a runny nose and also without others thinking I am constantly sick. I would highly recommend this procedure to anyone experiencing similar symptoms to myself.”
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to promote the procedure going forward!