If you experience chronic sinusitis symptoms such as facial pain or pressure, recurrent sinus infections, or headaches, you may be a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty at Franciscan Health.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and are not responding well to medication or if you have recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. The ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors of Franciscan Health are able to do Balloon Sinuplasty™ - a surgical treatment that is far less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. Patients who have gone through Balloon Sinuplasty™ experience less postoperative pain and a shorter recovery time than those who have had traditional sinus surgery.
Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices are flexible instruments that allow the surgeon to restore normal drainage and function while preserving your natural anatomy. The technology uses balloon dilation to gently open your sinus passages with minimal injury. This endoscopic, catheter-based procedure is used to open blocked sinuses, similar to how cardiac surgeons use balloons during an angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries.
While recovery time may vary with each individual or situation, many patients undergo the procedure on a Friday and return to work or normal activities just a couple of days later. They experience minimal discomfort yet are on the path to relief of their symptoms.