If you suffer from severe sinus problems, you’ve probably done some research on sinus surgery in St. Louis. But no matter how miserable you are, it can be scary to think about going into the operating room and having a lengthy recovery.
What if you could get relief from the pain, pressure, and other annoying sinusitis symptoms without going under general anesthesia? It may be possible with Balloon Sinuplasty.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive method of opening the sinuses. Using a soft, flexible guidewire, an ENT specialist inserts a small balloon into the blocked sinus and inflates it to gently expand the sinus opening. The doctor then deflates and removes the balloon, and sinuses are left open providing instant relief.
What are the Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?
There are several reasons why patients prefer to have Balloon Sinuplasty rather than having traditional sinus surgery. These reasons include:
Local Anesthesia in the Doctor’s Office – Patients don’t have to be put under general anesthesia nor step foot into a hospital. Instead, they are given local anesthesia in the comfort of their doctor’s office.
Minimally Invasive – Since no sinus tissue is removed during Balloon Sinuplasty, there is less bleeding, scarring and post-operative pain than with traditional sinus surgery.
Faster Recovery – Most patients who undergo the in-office procedure can return to normal activities and work within 2 days, which is must faster than the 1-2 weeks it can take to recover from sinus surgery.
Who Can I Talk to About Balloon Sinuplasty in St. Louis?
The ENT doctors at Sound Health Services are specially trained to offer both surgical and minimally invasive relief for blocked sinuses. In a detailed consultation, we can discuss whether you’re a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty or whether you could benefit from another type of treatment.
Please Call Our Office at (314) 332-1377 to Make an Appointment.