Sinusitis is very painful. Ask a person with sinusitis and they will swear that it hinders them from their day to day activities. Yet, It is a very common problem. While many patients with sinusitis manage with medications surgery becomes inevitable often.
The practiced method or the traditional sinusitis surgery is very effective and is usually classified as depending the case and the exact need of the patient.
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What is BALLOON SINUPLASTY PROCEDURE
Balloon Sinuplasty is a more recent technique and is considered an endoscopic method. This involves as the name suggests, insertion of a balloon into the sinuses which is then expanded to clean the mucus and also to expand the openings that are blocked.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty right for me?
This is best answered by your Physician. However, some guidelines below may help you in discussing with your doctor.
Post surgery time required to get back to normal activities will be higher, usually about a couple of weeks, with traditional surgery as opposed to about 2-3 days with Balloon Sinusitis.
Bone and/or tissue are often removed in the traditional method. With Balloon sinuplasty the surgeon works with the natural openings resulting in less damage and lower risk of scarring.
However, people with a deviated nasal septum or other complications that the doctors examines, you may not be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty and the doctor may suggest traditional surgery.
Neither forms of surgery guarantee a non-recurrence of Sinusitis, but the chances are usually lesser with the traditional method. However, the balloon sinuplasty is a non invasive method and does not pose much impact even if it is to be repeated.
A patient who has undergone any form of Sinusitis procedure may continue to need medicines.