Balloon Sinus Surgery Overview
Balloon Sinuplasty in Jupiter, FL
Suffering from chronic or recurring sinus infections (sinusitis) can make you miserable. The pressure, pain, and headaches associated with sinusitis can impact your work, personal relationships, and ability to enjoy life. Repeated infections may also lead to antibiotic resistance and other complications. In the past, the only options were repeated rounds of medication or invasive surgery. Fortunately, a new treatment option offered by Dr. Sharma is simple, effective, and long lasting.
Balloon sinuplasty is an appropriate minimally invasive procedure when medications have not been effective in controlling symptoms. A small balloon is placed in the nasal cavity using a slender surgical instrument, then inflated to open the blocked passages to allow the sinuses to drain properly. No additional treatments are needed, and the results can last a lifetime.
Signs You May Need Balloon Sinuplasty
There are several indications that balloon sinuplasty may be an effective sinusitis treatment to eliminate sinus infection, pain, and pressure:
- Frequent or chronic sinusitis
- Sinus infections resistant to medication or conservative treatment
- Repeated sinus infections after traditional sinus surgery
- Recurring infections with or without a deviated septum
- Persistent runny nose and congestion not responsive to medications
- Chronic headaches or toothaches
- Facial pain and pressure, particularly under and around the eyes
- Nighttime congestion, coughing, or postnasal drip
- Chronic runny nose
- Malaise, fatigue
Balloon Sinuplasty: Technique
Dr. Sharma utilizes the Stryker sinus balloon dilation system, a precise, computer-guided system that effectively opens blocked sinus passages without traditional surgery. Balloon sinuplasty is performed in the office under local anesthesia and is very well tolerated by almost all patients. To perform the procedure, Dr. Sharma numbs the nose with local anesthesia, then inserts the balloon attached to a slender wand. He carefully navigates through the nasal passages and inflates the balloon to open the sinus passages without damaging delicate nasal tissues. After three to five seconds, the balloon is deflated and removed. The computerized Stryker system ensures accuracy and precision. Sinus drainage and ventilation is restored, and airflow is improved. This leaves patients with improved quality of life and less need for medications and antibiotics.
Am I a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon sinuplasty is appropriate sinusitis treatment for adults with recurring or chronic sinus pain, pressure, or infection who meet the following criteria:
- Mild to moderate sinusitis
- Sinuses affected are maxillary (the cheeks), frontal (the forehead), or sphenoid (the back of the nose)
Expected Results of Balloon Sinuplasty
After the procedure, you will have some mild pain or a tender feeling in the nose and around the nasal area. Over-the-counter pain medication can effectively treat most discomfort. Some patients use prescription strength pain medicine for 1-2 days. For the first few days, you may have some nasal drainage, including a small amount of blood or discolored discharge.
You will cleanse the nasal passages with saline rinses after the procedure. Dr. Sharma may also prescribe a medicated rinse. Within a week or less, you should feel significant relief.
If you are tired of the constant cycle of sinus problems, a consultation with Dr. Sharma can help. Balloon Sinuplasty may be the solution that stops the cycle of pain and medications. Contact our office at Jupiter Office Phone Number 561-277-0699 to schedule a consultation today!
Get relief with Balloon Sinuplasty
If you’re tired of living with chronic sinus infections, pressure & pain, Balloon Sinuplasty may be the solution for you. Book a consultation today!