What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Inflamed sinus passages often cause sinus pressure, pain, and headaches. If severe enough, inflamed sinus passages are referred to as chronic sinusitis, which is the build-up of fluid in the nasal passages. The fluid build-up causes severe pain and pressure around the nose and head. Chronic sinusitis can become difficult to manage and sometimes requires you to take several types of medication. In some severe cases, chronic sinusitis could require surgery for you to find relief. ENT specialists at Dr. Scott Robertson's office provide patients with a much less invasive treatment called balloon sinuplasty. Just a short drive from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Dr. Robertson is dedicated to helping you find relief from your chronic sinusitis.
Rather than surgically opening the nasal cavity by removing bone and tissue, Dr. Robertson can insert a balloon catheter through the nostril to drain the fluid. With balloon sinuplasty, ENT specialists can gently drain the nasal cavity, proving patients with relief. Balloon Sinuplasty does not involve cutting or nasal packing, and it is not the top procedure used for chronic sinusitis. ENT's near Vestavia Hills are now using this procedure over sinus surgery due to its gentle yet effective results.
There are a variety of benefits to having balloon sinuplasty for your chronic sinusitis:
- The procedure is usually done in-office.
- There is no bone or tissue removal, as seen with traditional sinus surgery.
- There is no need to have general anesthesia.
- It is an excellent option for patients who are ineligible for traditional sinus surgery.
- It offers is a quick recovery.
Call Dr. Robertson today to discuss how we can help you find relief. Located near Vestavia Hills, Dr. Robertson can perform the balloon sinuplasty procedure, so you can say goodbye to your chronic sinusitis.