Balloon Sinuplasty Vs. Traditional Sinus Surgery
Case studies such as this one have been popular for some time. Stories such as these offer readers a window into a new procedure known as balloon sinuplasty, a procedure designed to open a blocked airway in your sinuses without actually cutting or debriding any tissue.
This is the principal advantage of balloon sinuplasty over traditional surgery: because a small balloon is threaded into the area and inflated, your sinuses can change shape without incisions:
“It’s a bit of a change in the mindset of sinus surgery,” Demars said. “Instead of cutting them open, it dilates them.”
Balloon sinuplasty is cheaper, faster, and easier to recover from than endoscopic sinus surgery. Chronic patients such as the man in this article tend to repeat the same words in more or less the same way, time after time:
Harris said he felt a little pain in the ensuing days and some for a month or two after when he used the sinus spray prescribed by Demars. In the six-plus months since he had the surgery, he’s noticed a huge difference. . . .“Oh, you bet,” he said. “I was hardly functioning before. I barely left the house, but it’s not a problem now.”
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