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 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?
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