Sinus sufferers, get your life back: In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty
Have your sinus symptoms not responded well to medication? Sinus relief is here.
You are not alone. At least 20% of chronic sinusitis patients are not successfully treated with medical therapy.
Sinusitis occurs when the linings of your nose, sinuses and throat become inflamed, possibly from a pre-exisiting cold or allergies. When you have frequent sinusitis or the infection lasts three months or more, it could be chronic sinusitis.
For patients suffering from chronic sinusitis, symptoms may include:
Standard of care begins with medical therapy (antibiotics and steroids). After medical therapy has been attempted, a candidate may have 3 options:
*Try medical therapy again.
*Have a In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty procedure
*Go to the operating room (OR) for surgery under general anesthesia with or without Balloon Sinuplasty.
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty
A simple procedure to give you lasting relief, allowing you to get back to your life.
Points of Consideration
*Can be conducted comfortably without general anesthesia, meaning that food and drink are typically permitted prior to the procedure.
*Comfortable familiar environment.
*Limited downtime as most procedures last less than 60 minutes and most people return to their normal activities within 2 days.
*Some eligible patients may have lower out of pocket costs if the procedure is performed in a doctor’s office.
Balloon Sinuplasty in the OR
Allows ENT surgeons to provide lasting relief in conjunction with other surgical techniques.
Points of Consideration
*Patients are not awake during the procedure.
*May be conducted in conjunction with other procedures requiring general anesthesia.
*No food or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.
*Average procedure and in-facility recovery time of 4 hours.
*Possible side effects and complications of general anesthesia.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty safety and effectively dilates sinus openings, resulting in relief from sinus symptoms.
Step One: A soft, flexible guidewire is inserted into the blocked sinus.
Step Two: The balloon is advanced over the guidewire and is inflated to gently expand the sinus opening.
Step Three: The balloon is removed leaving the sinus open.
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Balloon Sinuplasty Technology has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trama, infection or possible optic injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
For more information on Balloon Sinupalsty visit http://www.balloonsinuplasty.com.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Acclarent pamphlet on Balloon Sinuplasty. Please call or email the above numbers for more information on the procedure.