Balloon Sinuplasty is Help for the Helpless
Allergies, sinusitis, and disease can all wreak havoc on your ability to breathe. Absent this ability, many others can suffer – think sleep, exercise, and focus.
My Los Angeles sinus surgery offices offer a number of remedies to help patients breathe easier, including septoplasty, nasal polyp removal, and turbinate reduction. But one of the most popular procedures is also one of the newest: balloon sinuplasty, a fast, minimally invasive procedure that can help your sinuses drain simply by dilating a small balloon.
News stories abound about the successes of this minimally invasive sinus procedure. This latest includes the following enjoyable quote from an actual patient:
“I feel great and it only took about an hour to do,” the 66-year-old Yarbrough said. “I can breathe and sleep again. I’ve been spreading the word in my retirement community. It doesn’t cure allergies but it stops the clogging.
“There really was no pain during the procedure. Just local anesthesia was used. I was awake the whole time. Believe me, if there was pain, you’d hear about it.”
The procedure has a sterling safety record in the hospital — its 0.01 percent risk factor there also holds for office-based procedures. And patients are back to work in two days after the treatment that does not even require an overnight hospital stay.
To learn more, please contact my sinus surgery practice today.