The Experience of Balloon Sinus Surgery
Balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles has taken off. A growing number of medical practices and clinics now offer this breakthrough technique, and as a result I field questions about the procedure on a daily basis.
One of the most common is also the simplest: What does it feel like? Balloon sinuplasty can be performed at your sinus surgeon’s office under local anesthesia, so you will probably experience it the way you might experience a dental procedure: with some dull sensations and sound.
This recent article gives as clear a patient’s-eye view as you are likely to find, along with a followup overview from the operating surgeon:
“It wasn’t bad. You felt something go up your nose. You’d hear some pops and cracks,” he said of the procedure he tried, balloon sinus dilation.
“Now your sinuses are open,” said Dr. Paul DiPasquale of the Vitale Institute in Wesley Chapel. “And you’re not like chained to taking those medications.”
Balloon sinus surgery is a great option for patients whose recurring sinusitis has left them fatigued, uncomfortable and sleepless at night. To learn more and schedule your own procedure, contact a Los Angeles sinus surgeon today.