Balloon Sinuplasty™ for Chronic Sinusitis
The painful symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis can be overwhelming. Symptoms can include:
• Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
• Difficulty breathing through the nose
• Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
• Teeth pain
• Loss of the sense of smell or taste
• Sore throat
• Bad breath
If symptoms are difficult to control with medications alone, your primary doctor may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, who can determine the best course of treatment, including further medication therapy or surgery to open the sinus passage ways.
Now, there is an additional surgical option offered at Samaritan Regional Health System for treatment of blocked sinuses called Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology. Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis.
The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology is a less invasive option that is clinically proven to be safe, effective and improve the quality of your life. If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to antibiotics, you may be a candidate for surgery. Talk to your doctor today!