Do you suffer from chronic sinus issues? Sinus issues, whether chronic or seasonal, are common conditions, affecting roughly three million Americans a year. Sinusitis can be caused by allergens, colds or physical deformities, such as a deviated septum.
At Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, we understand how detrimental sinus conditions can be to your overall quality of life. That’s why the ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors we have on staff are well versed and knowledgeable in a number of different treatment and relief methods for sinus problems.
Balloon sinus dilation
One treatment option for chronic sinusitis is balloon sinus dilation. Also called a balloon sinuplasty, the treatment is a safe and effective procedure that opens the blocked and inflamed sinuses. During the procedure, an ENT will place small balloons in key places within the nose and sinuses. The balloons are dilated, thereby expanding the sinus pathways.
Here’s how it works:
The treatment is less invasive than endoscopic sinus surgery, enabling patients to recover faster. It has been proven to be just as effective as endoscopic sinus surgery, providing a long-term solution for patients whose symptoms could not be managed by medication.
Overall benefits of balloon dilation include:
- Instant and lasting relief
- Convenient, comfortable office procedure
- Quick recovery
- Reduction in overall healthcare costs
While balloon sinus dilation is an incredibly safe and simple procedure, there are certain individuals or conditions this will not treat. To determine if you are a good candidate for balloon dilation, consult an ENT at Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat Associates.
Trust our professionals
Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat Associates has a number of different ENT doctors on staff to help diagnose, treat and improve your sinus issues. Schedule an appointment with one of our professionals today to find out what we can do to help improve your sinus problems.