The Latest Balloon Sinuplasty Video
With coldness upon us nationwide, sinus symptoms are on the rise. For chronic sinusitis sufferers, this time of year is especially fraught: Changing air quality and temperatures can wreak havoc on inflamed tissues and increase sinus pain exponentially.
If you’re one of those people, you may have considered a more permanent solution in the past. Today there are more and better options than ever, including a minimally invasive alternative that is safe, easy and incision-free: balloon sinuplasty.
I wrote about this procedure from time to time because it has quickly become one of the most popular sinus procedures I offer. With minimal wait time and almost no recovery period, this ingenious technique allows your sinus surgeon to thread a tiny balloon into your sinuses where the blockage has occurred, and gently dilate that balloon to create an opening for drainage. The result is often instantaneous relief from pressure.
One Texas Fox affiliate recently ran a story on balloon sinuplasty that covered the basics of this procedure. My favorite quote: “The best part is, patients can return to work the next day.” Watch it here.