Balloon Sinuplasty

Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining lasting 3 months or more. Sinusitis may start from a bacterial, viral or microbial infection. Sometimes, chronic sinusitis is caused by problems with the structure of the nasal passage or growth, such as a nasal polyp that keeps the sinuses from draining normally. 

Symptoms include:

  • Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose 
  • Discharge of green or yellow mucus from the nose 
  • Teeth pain
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore Throat
  • Bad Breath

Chronic sinusitis may be treated with balloon sinuplasty. Similar to the way a doctor uses a balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries, during balloon sinuplasty your doctor uses a gradually inflated balloon to open and remodel narrow or blocked nasal passages. 

 

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