Balloon Sinuplasty – What, Why & How?
If you, your family members or friends suffer from recurrent sinus infections, sinus headaches then a balloon sinuplasty may be the right treatment for you. Patients that typically suffer from these conditions will need to be treated with maximal medical therapy prior to a sinus CT scan. The scan will usually show narrowing and blockage of your sinus drainage that the balloon can open and keep open. It is a onetime procedure.
This can be done so that traditional sinus surgery is not needed.
It differs from traditional surgery in that it can be done in the office, less downtime, less time off of work is needed and you can get immediate results.
No packing is necessary.
This procedure used to be done in the operating room but with newer advances in technology, we can offer this procedure in the office. Since it is done in the office, it is often less expensive than if it was done at the hospital.
We can also improve your breathing at the same time!
To learn more about balloon sinuplasty, please see our website at www.midtnent.com or call 615-848-9265 for an appointment.
Paul Goco, M.D.