As a Los Angeles balloon sinus surgery expert, I am always scouring the Web for good journalism on this revolutionary procedure. Although most of the local news videos I post describe the procedure without much background, this recent piece is noteworthy for diving a bit deeper into who is, and is not, a good fit for balloon sinuplasty.
People who get at least three sinus infections per year, accompanied by severe pressure in the face, are the most common candidates for the procedure.
Creating more permanent openings to promote drainage and prevent buildup is balloon sinuplasty’s great innovation, and the fact that it can be done in about an hour has made this approach a wildly popular option for ENTs and sinus surgeons nationwide.
As the reporter says, “Recovery is quick, and relief comes within a week or so. . . .and those recurring sinus infections clear up.” Hard to put it better than that.