AN OPTION FOR THE NOSE THAT CAN’T BREATHE

 11 months ago

written by Marc Dean, MD


Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) has proven to be a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure for sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. And have either had a sinus infection for more than 12 weeks or have 4 or more sinus infections each year. These patients are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms.

With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT surgeons open inflamed sinuses in the same way that a heart surgeon opens blocked arteries during a balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. A minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, this innovative procedure does not include cutting to remove bone or tissue from the nose.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty

  • 375,000+ procedures safely performed since 2005
  • Chronic sinusitis patients report improvements in sinus symptoms
  • Quality of life increases following two years post procedure
  • Fast Recovery – Most patients returned to work within two days
  • Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure
  • 35,000+ procedures have been performed safely in the office or surgery center

If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medications, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty procedure. Balloon Sinuplasty is clinically proven to be a safe and effective procedure that improves sinus sufferers’ quality of life.

Is Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty safe?

With this procedure, there is no cutting of nasal bone or tissue. More than 380,000+ patients suffer from chronic sinusitis have been treated by ENT Surgeons using Balloon Sinuplasty.

How will I feel following a Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty?

In a study tracking patients two years following their Balloon Sinuplasty Sinus Surgery, most chronic sinusitis patients report improvements in sinus symptoms and their quality of life.

Recovery following Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty

While recovery time varies with each patient to patient, recovery is typically quick. Most patients returned to work and normal activity within a couple of days.

In summary, with Balloon Sinuplasty, an ENT surgeon opens inflamed sinuses. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis allowing you to return to normal activities. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. This procedure is now offered by some ENT Surgeons an office setting or ambulatory surgery center under local anesthesia, with no need to undergo general anesthesia.

Dallas Fort Worth Otolaryngologist Dr. Marc Dean is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and practicing full-time in private practice. Dr. Dean  specializes in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and conditions and diseases of the ear, sinus and disorders of the eustachian tube. Dr. Dean completed his Internship, in general Surgery and his residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, where he now serves as Assistant Professor Otolaryngology/HNS. Dr. Dean is current President and CEO of the Otorhinologic Research Institute. Contact Dr. Dean today on his profile or call 817-332- 4060. Named Top10MD 2015 | 2016 a recognition only 1 in 3 doctors succeeds within the United States.

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