Does Chronic Sinusitis Require Balloon Sinuplasty?
Because I write often about balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles, I get a lot of questions from patients about when this procedure is recommended. The truth is somewhat complex; whether or not you are a candidate depends on a number of individual factors associated with your health and medical history.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure designed to widen the openings of your sinuses, known as ostia. For sufferers of chronic sinusitis who often struggle with symptoms of pressure and infection due to blocked openings, this procedure can be a game-changer, drastically reducing pain and frequency of infection. All this is accomplished by inflating a small balloon at precisely the right location, a procedure so simple it can be done in your doctor’s office.
So are you a candidate? As one article put it:
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. Evaluation by an otolaryngologist familiar with balloon technology is the first step to resolving your recurrent symptoms.
To learn more, contact the Los Angeles balloon sinuplasty experts today.