Tired of living with constant sinus infections? Relief is now available thanks to a minimally invasive procedure.
If you’re starting to feel like you have a cold that never goes away, you may actually suffer from sinusitis, a medical condition in which the sinuses are inflamed due to infection or other problems. In addition to the congestion, yellowish mucus and lingering cough that you probably know all too well, other common sinusitis symptoms include:
- Headache and/or forehead pain
- Sore upper jaw and teeth
- Pain between the eyes
- Neck pain
- Overall aching and tiredness
Sinusitis Treatment at Last: Balloon Sinuplasty
One of the most common chronic health problems in the United States, sinusitis affects roughly 37 million Americans every year. It is generally first treated with antibiotics or other medication, but people with chronic or recurring sinusitis who do not respond well to medication may be candidates for Balloon Sinuplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lasting relief by opening blocked sinus passages.
During this balloon-assisted procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis:
- A balloon catheter is inserted into the patient’s inflamed sinus
- The balloon is inflated, expanding the sinus passageway
- Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out mucus
- The sinuses are left open and clear
Most procedures are complete in one to two hours and post-surgery swelling is generally minimal, providing patients with a shorter and less painful recovery period than traditional surgeries.
Brandon Regional Hospital now offers Balloon Sinuplasty to help provide relief to patients living with chronic sinusitis. Learn more about this minimally invasive procedure online or contact Patty Montgomery at (813) 571-5105 for additional information.