At Century ENT, we specialize in advanced medical procedures, and balloon sinuplasty is one of our core areas of expertise. This minimally invasive, office-based procedure is designed to effectively treat chronic sinusitis, providing relief to individuals experiencing persistent symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain, and pressure, among others.
During a balloon sinuplasty, our skilled physicians employ a small, flexible balloon catheter, which is gently inserted into the affected sinus passages through the nostrils. Once in place, the balloon is carefully inflated, causing the sinus openings to widen. This simple yet effective process restores normal drainage and ventilation, alleviating symptoms by enabling proper sinus drainage and reducing inflammation.
At Century ENT, we utilize the state-of-the-art Medtronic balloon sinuplasty system. This system incorporates computer image guidance navigation, ensuring precise dilation of the appropriate sinuses. This enhances the safety and accuracy of the procedure, offering you the best possible care.
Balloon sinuplasty is typically recommended for individuals with chronic sinusitis who have not responded adequately to traditional medical treatments such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or conservative measures. Patients who experience recurrent or persistent sinus infections and symptoms often find significant relief through this procedure.
Risks and Considerations
While balloon sinuplasty is generally considered a safe and less invasive alternative to traditional sinus surgeries, it’s important to be aware of potential risks, which can include:
- Persistent infection
- Tissue damage leading to scar tissue
- Recurrent sinusitis despite the procedure
Your Century ENT physician will discuss these potential risks and complications with you to ensure you are fully informed and prepared.
Balloon sinuplasty is performed under local anesthesia, with possible sedation based on individual patient tolerance. After the procedure, patients can return home with a designated ride; it’s essential not to drive themselves.
Recovery times are typically faster than those associated with traditional sinus surgery, with most patients able to resume normal activities within 1-3 days.
Choose Century ENT for Balloon Sinuplasty
In conclusion, balloon sinuplasty is a valuable treatment option for individuals battling chronic sinusitis when traditional medical treatments have proven ineffective. At Century ENT, we provide a minimally invasive, office-based solution that relieves symptoms by promoting improved sinus drainage and reduced inflammation. Trust us for expert care, precise procedures, and a commitment to your well-being.
Contact us today to explore the benefits of balloon sinuplasty and take the first step toward a life free from the burdens of chronic sinusitis. Century ENT is your partner in optimal health and comfort.