What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

There is relief for people who suffer from long term sinus issues. Whether you never really recovered from that cold or flu, or allergies are not allowing your sinuses to rebound, there are treatments that can help more than over-the-counter medications. There are many procedures to address sinus problems, so it’s important to talk to a doctor when choosing the right path to take.

Allergies and inflammation can cause the sinus cavity to constrict and swell to the point that patients feel discomfort and even have a hard time breathing. If the body’s immune system has been taxed, it may be difficult for the nasal cavity to return to normal size. This causes head aches and pain to the face. One approach to opening the cavity so it can be treated is Balloon Sinuplasty.

Balloon sinuplasty is a surgery that is used to open the sinus cavity to allow better airflow. The procedure involves inserting and inflating a tiny ballon into the constricted sinus cavity, making it larger.  Saline solution can then be flushed into the sinus cavity so the extra fluids that have been trapped inside can be removed. It also pushes the cavity wider to reduce the chances of further constriction in the future.

Recovery from balloon sinuplasty takes less than a week and is a very effective way of addressing sinus problems, but its important to talk to a specialist to be sure that it is the most effective way to treat symptoms. Schedule a consultation to be sure a balloon sinuplasty is the right choice for your sinus treatment.

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New York Sinusitis Treatment
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New York, NY 10019
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