The Balloon Sinuplasty Effect
Context. Sometimes it can vanish from our healthcare discussions, yet researchers need a sense of proportion when it comes to medical interventions and the ongoing question of how to apportion their limited resources.
This article about balloon sinuplasty provides just the kind of context we need. Is chronic sinusitis a small problem which resolves on its own in most cases, or is it a financial wrecking ball whose effects are far-reaching and severe?
The impact of sinusitis on productivity is significant. One study estimates that sinusitis contributes to 61.2 million lost workdays annually, at an opportunity cost to employers of almost $18.3 billion. Another study looking at a sample of large U.S. companies characterized sinusitis as one of the top ten most costly conditions for employers.
Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that treatments for sinusitis continue to earn so much attention and inspire so much research. The fruits of this labor are plainly evident in the advent of balloon sinuplasty, a procedure widely hailed as the first minimally invasive sinus surgery procedure to resolve the pain and pressure for months on end.
My office was one of the first to offer balloon sinuplasty here in Los Angeles, and we continue to lead the way toward innovative new approaches. If you suffer from sinusitis and want to get relieve your symptoms for good, contact the Los Angeles balloon sinuplasty experts today.