Run a quick search for balloon sinuplasty here or here, and you’ll see that helping to demystify this popular procedure has been an abiding goal of mine. Some people instantly understand the appeal of using a balloon to open sinus passages, while others find it strange or even vaguely frightening to contemplate the possibility to creating “microfractures” to open an airway.
Perhaps this can help. A recently published balloon sinuplasty FAQ walks patients through some of the most important questions surrounding the procedure, giving lucid answers that make the procedure easier to understand. This quick discussion on the benefits of balloon sinuplasty sums up the case:
The procedure has many advantages over traditional surgery. While surgery can involve a removal of a large amount of tissue, balloon sinuplasty does not. In fact, the procedure allows for a much quicker recovery time. Patients experience less bleeding and less pain versus traditional surgery.
An additional benefit of balloon sinuplasty is that it costs less. The savings are not only in the cost of the procedure, but in lost work. In many cases patients can go back to work the next day or even drive themselves home after the procedure has been completed.
As a Los Angeles sinus surgeon, I believe in the efficacy and lasting results of balloon sinus surgery. My team here has been at the forefront of adoption for this new medical technology, and our results are typically dazzling. To set up an appointment and learn how you can resolve the symptoms of chronic sinus pain today, start here.