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Everything You Need to Know about Balloon Sinuplasty

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Perhaps your physician asked you or your loved one to consider balloon sinuplasty for sinus inflammation infection. Are you worried about what exactly this surgery is? Do you have questions about it? If yes, the following article will solve all your queries. Keep reading. 

 

Over 30 million individuals experiencing issues like CRS or chronic rhinosinusitis. Some people can be treated with treatment like antibiotics, while others may require to consider balloon Sinuplasty, especially when the symptoms last for more than 12 weeks and any kind of Allergy Treatment doesn’t work.

 

What is balloon sinuplasty? 

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for conditions like sinusitis, also known as CRS (chronic rhinosinusitis). Individuals who are experiencing unbearable symptoms of sinusitis that are limiting their daily life activities can be treated with balloon sinuplasty instead of ESS (endoscopic sinus surgery). 

 

What conditions can be treated with sinuplasty?

Though medical treatments like antibiotics can also be beneficial to treat chronic sinusitis symptoms. But when these symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, then you should consider balloon sinuplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery. 

Some Chronic Rhinosinusitis symptoms include: 

  • Loss of sense of smell 
  • Runny nose 
  • Facial pressure 
  • Congestion 
  • Stuffy nose 

 

Facts about Sinuplasty Balloon 

  1. Progressively, this minimally invasive procedure is being fully-covered and recognized by some big medical insurance companies. 
  2. Just like any other sinuplasty surgery, balloon sinuplasty is also considered tremendously operative in tumbling symptoms of rhinosinusitis. 
  3. This surgery is quite new and was approved in 2005 by the United States FDA (food and drug administration). 

 

Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty 

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive and safe procedure to treat chronic rhinosinusitis. Here are some common benefits of considering balloon sinuplasty: 

  1. Lower risk of bleeding. 
  2. Short and a few visits to the hospital and faster recovery time. 
  3. No envisioned removal or damage of sinus cartilage, nasal bones, mucous membranes, structures and sinus tissues. 
  4. Less number of post-operative doctor appointments or requirements to check sutures and stitches. 
  5. Reduced requirements of the post-operative medications 
  6. Less risk of hostile reaction and requirement of anaesthesia. 
  7. Less risk of any kind of infection after the operation 
  8. Less risk of structure or tissue damage 
  9. Less risk of continued inflammation or damage.

If you’re considering this medical procedure for rhinosinusitis, then it is suggested to get in touch with an experienced and reputed surgeon for better results. 


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