Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Kalamazoo, MI
Do you suffer from chronic sinusitis? If standard medical therapies don't work, you may be a candidate for the balloon sinuplasty at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This simple procedure can relieve symptoms like sinus pressure, pain, congestion and fatigue in both children and adults. Call or book online to receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty Q & A
What is a Balloon Sinuplasty?
A balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that is designed to help restructure and widen the walls of the sinuses. Unlike a traditional sinus surgery, the in-office balloon procedure does not require any cutting or removal of bone or tissue.
Instead, your physician uses a small, flexible balloon to open up the sinuses and drain mucus. As the balloon inflates, it also helps to reshape and broaden the sinus passageways so that you can breathe more easily.
Most balloon sinuplasty procedures last about 60 minutes. Your physician might recommend general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on your needs and your preferences.
What are the Benefits of a Balloon Sinuplasty?
The balloon sinuplasty safely and efficiently dilates sinus openings, resulting in relief from sinus symptoms. It’s also a minimally invasive procedure that can be conducted comfortably in-office with a qualified physician. You can return to normal activities within two days or less.
With the balloon sinuplasty, some patients may have lower out-of-pocket costs than if they opt for a traditional outpatient surgery. The procedure has also been shown to be effective for children.
The balloon sinuplasty is also beneficial in that it can complement other procedures, and it doesn't limit your ability to benefit from other sinus-related operations in the future.
What Can I Expect After a Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
Clinical evidence has shown that the balloon sinuplasty procedure might offer results that last up to about two years. Results vary from one individual to the next, but you’ll likely experience long-term symptom relief.
In the long run, taking care of your sinuses will help your symptoms after a balloon sinuplasty. Avoid allergens, smoking, or other things that might irritate your ears, nose, and throat.
If necessary, the procedure can be repeated to help you maintain your results.
Combined with other sinus-clearing techniques or medications, this procedure can offer a world of relief if you're struggling to breathe. To learn more about the in-office balloon sinuplasty at Adult & Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat, book an appointment online today.
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