Balloon Sinuplasty: Long-Term Relief
Suffering from chronic sinus infections can bring life to a halt. They can take away time from work, school, and family. If you have been suffering from sinus infections and can’t find relief, it may be time to discover Balloon Sinuplasty with Dr. Leeman.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and minimally invasive procedure performed in the office and takes around an hour. During Balloon Sinuplasty, Dr. Leeman threads a guide wire equipped with a tiny balloon into the area of the blockage. The balloon is then inflated and removed, opening the sinus cavities so the infection can be cleaned out.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty right for me?
If you are constantly suffering from chronic sinus infections or sinusitis symptoms, balloon sinuplasty may be right for you. Common symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:
- Facial pain, pressure, congestion, or fullness
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis and sinus infection symptoms, you need to learn about Balloon Sinuplasty with Dr. Leeman.
The Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure: 3 Easy Steps
A tiny catheter called the sinus guide catheter is placed in the nasal cavity, followed by the sinus illumination system.
The sinus balloon is then introduced using the guidewire. Once in place, the balloon is inflated as the sinuses are gently opened.
The balloon is removed, the sinuses are flushed, and then the catheter is removed. Normal mucus and airflow should now return.
Balloon Sinuplasty Vs. Traditional Sinus Surgery
The underlying cause of chronic sinusitis is usually a nasal blockage of some sort that results in a lack of drainage. The first step in treating a blockage is medication and home remedies. The next step in the treatment process used to be traditional sinus surgery. However, sinus surgeries involve the removal of bone and tissue, and while effective, may lead to post-operative pain, bleeding, and scarring. Full recovery can take a week or more.
Now we have the minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty procedure that can be used to enlarge the natural opening in the sinuses, bringing back natural drainage.
Balloon Sinuplasty Recovery
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty does not involve removing bone or tissue, which means that the recovery time is much shorter than surgery. The recovery time for Balloon Sinuplasty is only 1-2 days.
Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work?
The Balloon Sinuplasty procedure was FDA approved in 2005, and since then, over half a million people have experienced it. It has a 95% success rate, and people feel relief almost immediately following the procedure.
Not only is it effective, but it’s also safe. There is over a decade of proof backing up its minimal risk for complications and side effects.
Balloon Sinuplasty can help you save money
Choosing Balloon Sinuplasty over traditional sinus surgery can save you both money and time. You will have minimal time off work, none of the costs associated with surgery in a hospital, no long recovery, and, best of all, Balloon Sinuplasty is covered by most insurances.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Leeman for my Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
Dr. Leeman is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. As such, he has been specially trained in the anatomy, physiology, and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, throat, neck, and head.
With his experience serving the Austin community for nearly 20 years, he has diagnosed and performed many successful procedures to treat these areas of the body, using the most up-to-date techniques—both surgical and non-surgical.