An Alternative to Traditional SurgeryOur ENT specialists use advanced minimally invasive technology for sinus surgery so that you can recover faster from your treatment. One such technology that we offer is the Balloon Sinuplasty, which is an endoscopic sinus surgery that uses sinus catheters to position a balloon into the blocked sinus passageway. The balloon is then inflated to gently restructure and open the sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. Sinus stents and spacers may also be used in this procedure to help keep the passages open and release medication directly into the sinuses.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty:
- Minimally Invasive: The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices introduced entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinuses.
- Safe and Effective: While use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, studies demonstrate that Balloon Sinuplasty is safe and effective in relieving sinusitis symptoms.
- Reduced Bleeding: No tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology. As a result, the procedure causes less bleeding than other surgeries.
- Fast Recovery Time: While recovery time varies with each patient, some patients have been known to return to normal activities within 24-48 hours.
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Click here to find otolaryngologists on staff who offer the balloon sinuplasty alternative to sinus surgery or call the free physician referral line at 219-836-3477 or 1-866-836-3477.