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Balloon sinuplasty, or balloon sinus dilation, is an FDA-approved, endoscopic, catheter-based treatment for patients suffering from sinusitis. It is safely and effectively performed in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure is for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis who prefer a minimally invasive option for sinus relief.

What is balloon sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty uses a small, flexible catheter to open up and drain blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus function. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

What are the benefits of balloon sinuplasty with Dr. Saigal in Orlando?

  • Safe and effective

While the use of any surgical instrument involves some risk, clinical studies have indicated the balloon sinuplasty system to be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis.

  • Minimally invasive

The technology uses small, soft, flexible devices that enter entirely through the nostrils. These devices gently open blocked sinus openings, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal.

  • Reduced bleeding

In many instances, no tissue or bone is removed when using this technology, so there may be reduced bleeding associated with the procedure. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eradicated.

  • Improved recovery time

While recovery time varies with each patient, many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

  • Does not limit treatment options

This technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies or sinus surgery techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have progressive disease.

What can I expect from my recovery?

Balloon sinuplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure. Some minor swelling, discomfort or fatigue is to be expected, but Dr. Saigal will make sure you have the proper pain medications and a detailed aftercare plan. Within about a week you can resume exercise. We will stay in touch for your regular follow up visits.

What are the fees for balloon sinuplasty?

Some insurance companies may cover the cost of balloon sinuplasty if the procedure is deemed medically necessary. Dr. Saigal will discuss all your financing options at the time of your Orlando consultation when he gives you his quote. The quote will be based on a thorough review of your medical history and a physical examination of your nose.

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Balloon Sinuplasty Diagram

Who is a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty?

If you constantly buy over-the-counter medications such as nasal sprays, steroid sprays, decongestants, and antihistamines but nothing seems to help, you may want to consider a balloon sinuplasty treatment with Dr. Saigal in Orlando. Chronic sinus infections can seriously impede your quality of life and leave you feeling drained. Call us today to set up your confidential consultation and find out whether surgery is the best option for you.

Why choose Dr. Saigal for balloon sinuplasty in Orlando?

Dr. Saigal has made nose surgery—both cosmetic and functional— one of his primary areas of focus as a plastic surgeon, and this dedication is evident in his transformative and life-changing results. Orlando area patients have found Dr. Saigal to be not only a master of innovative, cutting edge rhinoplasty techniques, but also a kind, caring and compassionate individual who truly listens to their concerns, resulting in outcomes that reflect their wishes and goals.

Balloon sinuplasty is an FDA-approved treatment for sinusitis. What exactly is sinusitis?

Sinusitis is when the lining of your sinuses swells or become inflamed. When this occurs, your sinuses fill with fluid rather than air. Germs may get trapped, triggering sinus infections. If you get sinusitis regularly, this is known as chronic sinusitis. Some of the symptoms of sinusitis include hoarseness and sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, fatigue, difficulty breathing through your nose, pain in your mouth or teeth, headache and facial pain, pressure, congestion, or a runny nose.

How can balloon sinuplasty with Dr. Saigal improve my sinusitis?

Balloon sinuplasty brings back the normal function of your sinuses by clearing blocked passages and restoring normal sinus drainage. We perform the short, minimally-invasive procedure in our luxury Orlando offices. After a balloon sinuplasty with Dr. Saigal, a majority of our patients report they have experienced significant improvements in their sinus functionality.

Is balloon sinuplasty safe?

Dr. Saigal puts your safety, wellbeing, and health at the forefront of everything he does. Balloon sinuplasty is one of the most popular and most commonly- performed sinus surgeries because of its high success rates and low risk of complications. Some additional benefits of balloon sinuplasty vs. other sinus surgeries include:

  • Reduced risk of infection
  • No intentional damage of sinus tissue, structure, nasal bones or sinus cartilage
  • Lower risk of bleeding
  • Shorter office stays and faster recovery time for the procedure
  • Reduced risk of continued inflammation and reduced risk of scarring

What happens during a balloon sinuplasty?

During a balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Saigal administers local anesthesia before inserting an endoscope (a plastic, flexible tube with a light and a tiny camera on the end) into your sinuses. Then, he follows it with a small balloon catheter to the blocked portion of your sinuses. When it is in the right location, he will inflate the balloon to create space and an opening. After flushing out the areas with saline, he will then remove the balloon and endoscope.

Are there side effects from a balloon sinuplasty?

Some patients have experienced some minor side effects in the few days following a balloon sinuplasty. These have included cheek, nasal or forehead tenderness, congestion, drainage, and slight swelling in their sinus passages and nasal cavities. These all typically clear up within a few days.

What else should we know about recovery?

Dr. Saigal will go over your specific aftercare protocols with you before you leave our offices. You should be able to return to your usual activities within one to two days. Some of our patients find that it is useful to sleep with an extra pillow to alleviate drainage that can occur after the procedure. If you experience any discomfort or irritation, many over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can help. Dr. Saigal will provide you with a list that is appropriate for your specific needs.

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