- Frequently Asked Questions: Sinusitis & Balloon Sinuplasty
- 37 million Americans Afflicted With Sinusitis. Over 400,000 Procedures Already Performed
- Balloon Sinuplasty is a clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation and has successfully been performed for years.
- Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting 37 million Americans each year, or approximately 10% of the population.
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Here are some of the reasons this might be right for you:
Local Anesthesia we are able to avoid using general anesthesia and all the side effects that may come with it.
Fast Recovery by using the office setting with topical anesthesia, the recovery is almost immediate and there is no need to stop medications.
Patient Satisfaction with a quick recovery and high success rate, we are able to offer our patients the best of both worlds. This procedure allows us to avoid repeated antibiotic use and greatly reduce the need for further sinus surgery.
Cost Savings by avoiding hospital costs and missed work, some patients qualify for significant savings by having this procedure performed in the office setting.
Frequently Asked Questions: Sinusitis & Balloon Sinuplasty
37 million Americans Afflicted With Sinusitis. Over 400,000 Procedures Already Performed
CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat, PA continues to pave the way with innovative patient care by offering chronic sufferers of nasal congestion and sinus pain a new, in-office balloon dilation procedure which has traditionally only been performed in the operating room. Using just local anesthetic, the doctors at CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat have recently performed balloon dilation procedures to treat patients who were dealing with ongoing chronic sinusitis issues. The procedure took as little as 10 minutes and the patients were able to walk out of the office, pain free and resume normal activities immediately!
Traditionally, sinus surgery is performed in the operating room. While the procedure is safe and effective when performed by an experienced sinus surgeon, the challenges and costs associated with going to the hospital, and the anxiety of general anesthesia often keep patients away from seeking treatment.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation and has successfully been performed for years.
Nationwide, Balloon Sinuplasty has been adopted by thousands of ENT doctors and has been performed safely on over 300,000 patients with excellent long term results. The procedure uses a small, flexible balloon catheter placed through the nostrils to help open the blocked sinus passageway. The balloon is then inflated to gently restructure and open the sinus passageway, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. There is no cutting, no bleeding and this can all be done in as little as 10 minutes.
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting 37 million Americans each year, or approximately 10% of the population.
Patients suffer headaches, facial pressure, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, fatigue and other symptoms. This condition significantly impacts an individual’s physical, functional and emotional quality of life.
Until recently, sinusitis patents were limited to two treatment options: medical therapy such as antibiotics and topical nasal steroids, or conventional sinus surgery such as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) performed in the operating room. Medical therapy can help alleviate symptoms for 75-80% of patients but is often temporary in its impact, and is inadequate for the rest. For them, sinus surgery is often the best option. However, FESS is a conventional surgery that requires bone and tissue removal in order to open up blocked passageways. In lieu of a definitive treatment, more than 600,000 patients elect to live with miserable sinus conditions.
The international, multi-center study, CLEAR, published in the July 2007 issue of the prestigious journal, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, confirmed earlier rigorous clinical validation that the Balloon Sinuplasty TM procedures are safe and effective for opening blocked sinus passages.
“Sinusitis can be very difficult to treat. We first try medical therapy antibiotics, irrigation and nasal sprays. If the symptoms persist, some sort of intervention is needed. An in-office balloon dilation can be considered an extension of a conservative medical management approach to avoid taking patients to the operating room.”