Sinusitis negatively affects a lot of people, and it causes a blockage within the sinus opening. If mucus isn’t able to drain properly, then you can end up with chronic sinus infections. This condition can cause a variety of unwanted symptoms, and if you have it, you might suffer from facial pain, sinus pressure, difficulty breathing through the nose and loss of taste. Balloon sinuplasty is one of the best treatments for this condition.
How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
In 2005, the FDA cleared the device that is used for this procedure. According to clinical research, balloon sinuplasty can provide long-term relief from the symptoms of sinusitis. The main reason why this procedure is effective is because it opens blocked sinus passages. Many patients want to know if they’ll need to undergo additional treatments, and in most cases, additional treatments aren’t needed. If you’re wondering about the safety of this treatment, you should know that it has been performed on hundreds of thousands of patients, and the satisfaction rate is very high.
What are the Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?
Although all medical procedures come with risks, the benefits of this treatment significantly outweigh any potential risks. A major benefit of balloon sinuplasty is the lack of incisions, as during the procedure, the balloon device is gently inserted into the nostrils. The lack of cutting makes it a minimally-invasive surgery, and when compared with alternative treatments, it involves less bleeding, swelling and bruising. It also carries a smaller risk for infection than some other treatments.
No Tissue Removal
Another benefit of balloon sinuplasty is the lack of tissue removal, and it also doesn’t require the removal of bone. Since Dr. Ayala doesn’t need to remove any tissue, there is less bleeding involved, and the amount of time needed for recovery is significantly reduced. Traditional surgery can be much more invasive and require a much longer period of time for recovery.
Many patients don’t want to undergo invasive surgery, and for these individuals, balloon sinuplasty serves as an excellent alternative. This is one of the best ways to eliminate the symptoms of acute sinusitis. Since balloon sinuplasty is performed with local anesthesia, less recovery time is needed, and you can quickly return to your normal lifestyle.
Yet another reason to consider this treatment is precision, and with the latest technology, it’s easier than ever to place the balloon device exactly where it needs to be. If you’re looking for a way to fight back against chronic sinusitis, then balloon sinuplasty performed by Dr. Ayala at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery is worth considering. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in McAllen!