It is safe to say that the majority of patients we see are fed up with over the counter sinus medications. For many, they simply are not effective, and for others the idea of being dependent on a daily pill to feel normal is a hassle they would rather avoid. Luckily, balloon sinuplasty is a viable solution for most people who are looking for longer lasting relief from sinusitis.
Balloon sinuplasty is a fairly simple procedure that is done right in your doctor’s office. Compared to older methods, which required general aesthesia and tissue removal, balloon sinuplasty is done under local anesthesia and and provides quick results minus the healing time of traditional endoscopic sinus surgery. Balloons are used to open the nasal passages, instead of removing tissue.
Balloon sinuplasty has been done in the United States for about five years, and the results have been impressive. Nearly 95% of patients see long lasting results after the procedure is done. The procedure had been used successfully with patients of all ages, and most people return to work or school the following day.
If you are tired of relying on over the counter medication to provide temporary relief of your sinus pressure or blockage, call Atlanta ENT today for a consultation. Balloon sinuplasty may be the solution you are looking for.
Ramie A. Tritt, MD, President of Atlanta ENT