Balloon Sinuplasty / Gopesh K. Sharma, MD

Balloon Sinuplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia. During the procedure, a small and flexible wire catheter equipped with a tiny balloon is inserted through your nostril by an ENT to reach the inflamed sinus. Thereafter, the balloon i

Treating Sinusitis with Balloon Sinuplasty

According to the report issued; every year 37 million Americans are getting affected with Sinusitis. Though majority of the people get relieved with the help of medicines, there are still a certain number of people who require additional procedures than medications.

What do you mean by Sinusitis?

The infection or inflammation of Sinus lining is known as Sinusitis. This inflammation happens due to the swollen sinus openings which in turn shuts the drainage of mucus thus leading to Sinusitis.

What are the symptoms associated with Sinusitis?

The potential signs and symptom of Sinusitis may include:

Difficulty in breathing through nose
Yellow or green mucus
Facial pain and Congestion
Toothache
Losing the sense of smell or taste
Headache and Sore Throat
Fatigue
Bad Breath
What are the treatment options available to treat Sinusitis?

Doctors or Otolaryngologists mainly use three types of options to treat Sinusitis:

Medical Therapy
FESS(Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
Balloon Sinuplasty
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty is the latest and minimally invasive technology used by Otolaryngologists to treat recurrent, acute or chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty; unlike conventional sinus surgery does not require cutting and removal of bone and tissues. Instead, a small and flexible balloon catheter is used to open up the congested sinus pathways which in turn facilitate the flow of mucus.

How is the Balloon Sinuplasty performed?

Balloon Sinuplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia. During the procedure, a small and flexible wire catheter equipped with a tiny balloon is inserted through your nostril by an ENT to reach the inflamed sinus. Thereafter, the balloon is gradually inflated to restructure and widen the blocked nasal passage, thus allowing the nasal cavity to drain better. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn; leaving an open sinus passage.

What are the benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon Sinuplasty has been indicated to be clinically safe, effective and minimally invasive as well.
The procedure involved is less painful and as well as there is a lower risk of swelling, bleeding, bruising and infection.
No bone and tissue is removed thus natural sinus openings are preserved.
Recovery is faster than the conventional sinus surgical procedures.
Contact Dr. Gopesh Sharma MD, if your medications are not helping you to get relieve from Sinusitis and you dread hospitalization and surgery. Dr Sharma with this breakthrough and minimally invasive technique will definitely help you with your ailment.