A Quick Review of Sinus Surgery
Certain questions are considered “evergreen” in the field of ear, nose and throat medicine. The most persistent of these concerns how to handle recurring sinus symptoms, and whether surgery is a safe and viable option.
This Q&A recently reviewed the question of traditional sinus surgery versus the newer balloon sinuplasty procedure:
Balloon sinuplasty is very effective at treating persistent narrowing in the sphenoid sinus and frontal sinuses. This will significantly decrease infections and pressure headaches in these sinuses. Even better, the revision balloon procedure is a simple clinic procedure with no packing. Recovery is easy, with most patients returning to work the next day. Success rates are over 90%. . . .Chronic sinusitis has a known 10% recurrence rate after traditional sinus surgery. Many of these patients will be good candidates for simple balloon sinuplasty revision.
There are certain nasal procedures that are better suited to specific symptoms – think septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery. But for general symptoms of sinusitis and infection, balloon sinuplasty represents the simplest minimally invasive procedure offered by your sinus surgeon.
To learn more, contact the Los Angeles balloon sinuplasty experts today.