It used to be that people suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms (facial pain or pressure, recurrent sinus infections or headaches) had one invasive option to alleviate their symptoms. That was traditional sinuplasty surgery which often involved removing tissue or even bone in order to improve drainage in the sinuses. Many people chose not to get the procedure because of concerns about postoperative pain and recovery time.
However, now chronic sinus sufferers have another option called balloon sinuplasty. Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive, causes less pain and requires less recovery time (most patients can return to normal activity within 24 to 48 hours.) This is possible because rather than using rigid surgical instruments and removing tissue from sinus passageways, the balloon sinuplasty procedure uses flexible materials and a balloon to simply widen those passageways.
If you suffer from chronic sinusitis symptoms, it might be worth your time to learn more about this new procedure. Discuss it with your doctor or come to Botsford’s free balloon sinuplasty seminar tomorrow (1/17/12). Botsford ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Matthew Farrugia will explain the procedure in more detail.
Balloon sinuplasty seminar details:
- Tuesday, January 17 6:30 p.m.
- Pre-registration required by calling 1-877-477-DOC1 option #1
- Botsford Hospital A&E Center, Community Room
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