Balloon Sinuplasty on NPR
Sinusitis and sinus pressure are far more than distractions – they are life-altering issues, whose effects can interfere with even the most basic human functions. Merely sitting still can be a chore when sinus pressure strikes, and enjoying food or exercise can be downright agonizing with sinusitis.
Balloon sinuplasty is an ideal procedure for many such people. This new, minimally invasive sinus surgery approach is designed to promote instantaneous drainage and help the healing process within an afternoon. Your sinus surgeon threads a very small balloon through a tiny catheter up through the nostril and into the sinuses, guided by a microscopic camera and fiber optics. Once the balloon is positioned where the blockage has occurred, it is gently inflated, dilating to create an opening and reshape the surrounding small bones for easier.
NPR is just the latest media outlet to discuss the many benefits of balloon sinuplasty. As the physician says, although balloon sinuplasty isn’t right for every issue and anatomy, “It can be permanent in some people. It’s as permanent as doing traditional sinus surgery.”
Have a listen below, and feel free to contact my sinus surgery offices today for a consultation.