October 03, 2017
Balloon Sinuplasty is Providing Instant In-office Relief from Recurring Sinus Infections
Becker ENT Center physicians personalize care to provide each patient with customized ear, nose and throat treatments. Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) is a breakthrough in-office sinus surgery that is performed by Becker ENT doctors. BSP opens the sinus passages and provides lasting relief from the sinus discomfort, reoccurring sinus infections and pressure that is often associated with sinusitis.
Balloon Sinuplasty Treats These Symptoms
Diminished Sense of Smell
- Sinus Infection & Sinusitis
- Cough & Post Nasal Drip
- Facial Pain/Pressure/Headaches
- Nasal and Sinus Discharge
Becker ENT Center physicians may recommend Balloon Sinuplasty for patients who are experiencing ongoing discomfort and have not responded to medical treatments. Balloon Sinuplasty safely opens the sinus passages to reduce the severity, frequency and duration of sinus symptoms.
Balloon Sinuplasty Benefits
- Promotes sinus drainage
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Decreases sinus pressure and pain
- Involves minimal down-time and short recovery
- Provides substantial, long-term relief
Balloon Sinuplasty is often performed as a minor procedure in the comfort of the Becker ENT office, rather than a hospital operating room. The procedure usually takes about one hour. While the recovery time varies for each patient, many Becker BSP patients resume their regular activities or return to work the very next day.
During the treatment, a balloon catheter is carefully inserted into the sinuses to open the blocked passages. Once the balloon is inside the cavity, it is inflated, which widens and opens the passages. Saline is then used to flush out accumulated mucus and…