The painful side effects from chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable and distract you from everyday living. At Broward Specialty Group, which has locations in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida, their skilled otolaryngology team provides a long-term solution for your pain with minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty. If you’re looking for relief from chronic sinusitis, contact Broward Specialty Group by phone, or request an appointment online today.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that unblocks clogged sinuses using a small balloon catheter. After administering general or local anesthesia, your provider inserts the catheter into your sinuses and inflates the balloon to widen your sinus opening.
Next, they spray a saline solution into your sinus cavity to flush out any accumulated fluid. Finally, they remove the catheter, leaving your sinuses expanded. The expanded sinuses restore normal drainage in your sinuses.
Sinuplasty is an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is a condition marked by sinus inflammation and inadequate mucus drainage.
Sinusitis that lasts longer than 12 weeks is chronic. Your provider uses sinus medication, medicated sprays, and other more conservative therapies first. They may suggest balloon sinuplasty if your body doesn’t respond to those.
By opening and clearing out your sinuses, sinuplasty relieves the pain, pressure, and infections associated with chronic sinusitis.
If you have sinusitis, you’re likely a good candidate for sinuplasty. If you have a deviated septum or large polyps, you may be better qualified for endoscopic sinus surgery.
Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective treatment for chronic sinusitis—the majority of adults and children who undergo this procedure experience significant improvements.
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, sinuplasty requires no incisions or cutting away tissue. That significantly reduces your risk of bleeding, pain, and scarring.
You also shouldn’t experience black and blue eyes after the treatment, as you might after the traditional procedure. The noninvasive catheter doesn’t cause any change in your appearance, aside from possible, slight swelling.
Recovery is so quick that you can usually go home the same day and return to work after 1-2 days of rest. This outpatient procedure usually takes a little over one hour to perform.
Although there’s a slight chance your sinus passages could close again after the treatment, it’s more likely you won’t require repeated procedures. Unlike medication and other ongoing therapies, sinuplasty offers long-term benefits and improves your quality of life.
If you’re researching treatment options for chronic sinusitis, contact Broward Specialty Group online or over the phone to learn more about balloon sinuplasty.