Sinusitis Treatment Options
Sick of sinus pain and pressure?
Millions of Americans suffer from sinusitis--an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. This swelling can prevent your sinuses from draining. Mucus and fluid buildup inside the sinuses can lead to sinus infection and more inflammation and pain.
Sinusitis symptoms include:
- Facial congestion/fullness
- Nasal discharge
- Headaches and fatigue
For many years, patients suffering from recurring or persisting sinusitis were left with two treatment options:
- Manage their sinusitis symptoms with ongoing rounds of medication
- Undergo endoscopic sinus surgery to expand the sinus drainage pathways by having tissue and bone removed with small cutting instruments
Office balloon sinus dilation offers an effective alternative for appropriate sinusitis patients who are tired of ongoing medical therapy and cannot or do not want to undergo surgery, but want lasting relief.
How Balloon Sinus Dilation Works
Why Choose Balloon Sinus Dilation
Gently reopens blocked sinuses
Office sinus dilation uses a small balloon to gently open and reshape your sinus drainage pathways to restore normal sinus drainage.
Instant relief that lasts
Balloon sinus dilation keeps sinus passages open, offering long-term relief from the problems associated with sinusitis.1,2 Multiple studies show that following the procedure patients experienced less facial pain, improved sleep, less use of antibiotics, fewer visits to their doctor, and were more able to perform day-to-day activities at home and at work.1,2,3
Convenient, comfortable office procedure
Balloon sinus dilation can be performed right here in our offices. A typical procedure lasts less than 45 minutes.
Quick recovery and cost effective
Many patients resume normal activities the same day.2 Depending on your insurance coverage, the in-office procedure may reduce the procedure costs you pay.
Are You Eligible for Balloon Sinus Dilation?
Make an appointment today to see if balloon sinus dilation is the right sinusitis treatment option for you.
1. Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two year results: transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Intl Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012 May; 2(3): 199-206.
2. Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winegar B. Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilatation of the ostiomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia. Am J of Rhinology. 2009 May-June; 321-327.
3. Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, et al. Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on work productivity through one-year follow-up after balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Intl Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011 1: 38-45.