Our Boca Raton, FL patients frequently ask Dr. Bradford Ress if they are candidates for balloon sinuplasty. The procedure uses small balloons that are placed in key areas of the nose and sinuses and then expanded. The results restore normal drainage and relieve patients of the symptoms of sinusitis for many years.
During your exam, Dr. Ress will determine if you are a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. Most of the patients who experience chronic sinusitis are eligible to undergo balloon sinuplasty.
Who Is a Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Candidates for balloon sinuplasty generally have mild to moderate symptoms resulting from chronic sinusitis. The symptoms of chronic sinusitis can include:
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pressure
- Nighttime coughing
If patients have obstructions that prevent access to the sinuses, those obstructions will need to be surgically addressed first.
Patients should also be comfortable undergoing sinus surgery. During your consultation at our Boca Raton office, Dr. Ress will explain your treatment options in-depth. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed using local anesthesia. During your exam, Dr. Ress may ask you questions like:
- Do you frequently experience facial pain?
- Have you experienced a decreased sense of smell?
- Do you frequently experience headaches as a result of sinus pressure?
- Do your symptoms occur even when you are not near allergens?
Candidates for balloon sinuplasty do not have polyps or significant tissue overgrowth. Candidates should be in good overall health and free of any conditions that could complicate recovery. One benefit of this procedure is that patients can recover within a day or two.
How Does the Procedure Work?
During your treatment, Dr. Ress will ensure that you are comfortable before guiding a thin tube that has a small deflated balloon mounted at one end. The balloon will be carefully guided toward the sinus cavity that has become narrow due to sinusitis. Once the balloon is inflated, that area will be able to receive airflow and normal drainage. The results of the procedure can be experienced very quickly. One benefit of this treatment is that, unlike surgery, balloon sinuplasty does not require the removal of bone or tissue. More than 95 percent of patients who undergo balloon sinuplasty report improvements in their sinus function.
Patients who undergo this safe and effective treatment at our Boca Raton office can benefit from:
- Reduced pain
- Relief from sinusitis symptoms
- Fast recovery times
- Bone and tissues remaining intact
- Minimal bleeding
- No side effects
- Long-term results
Schedule Your Sinusitis Treatment Today
You do not have to suffer from chronic sinusitis. Many of our patients who experience frequent bouts of sinus infections are good candidates for balloon sinuplasty. Our office will help you coordinate insurance payment if your health insurance plan covers this restorative treatment.
If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, Dr. Ress offers multiple effective treatment options. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office online today or call us at (561) 353-7377. We look forward to serving your health-related need.